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Retail Purchasing Agent

Vancouver, British ColumbiaFull-time
About the Job
About the Job:
Are you ready for a fun, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment? Vitasave.ca is Canada's fastest-growing e-commerce store in the health industry. Here at Vitasave, we are looking for a like-minded individual, who is a problem solver, goal-focused, and is willing to get the result regardless of what is standing in our way.
 
If you are hungry for growth, personal development, and a challenge, keep reading below!
 
Vitasave.ca is looking for a Full-time Purchasing Agent for both Vancouver stores: Robson and North Vancouver. They will oversee buying our listed products from our suppliers at the best possible price while maintaining ideal levels of inventory.

Duties:
  • Forecast levels of demand for services and products.
  • Monitor and track supplier backorders and delivery schedules.
  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments, and customers.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers.
  • Customer Service in store.
  • Must be willing to travel between locations.
  • Creating POs for the North Vancouver and Robson.
  • Keeping track of the amount saved from supplier deals/discounts.
  • Keeping track of back ordered/discontinued items and providing estimated back in stock dates.
  • Following up with suppliers to ensure orders are not being missed and invoiced correctly.
  • Fix any issues with delivered orders and reach out to the supplier rep.
  • Take note of any stock holes and ensure they are ordered and incoming.
  • Taking note of any stock discrepancies and communicating with the store staff to fix issues.
  • Ordering certain SKUs for the smoothie bar.

Skills/Experience:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • An excellent standard of numeracy to analyze facts and figures.
  • A flair for negotiation and networking.
  • The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure.
  • A confident and mature approach.
  • Being a self-starter is a must.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Achieving and exceeding deadlines.
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Experience with MS Office Suites, Excel, etc.
  • Previous work experience in a similar position.

What we can offer you:
  • Full-time hours.
  • Starting wage is $18.50/hour.
  • One information session a month with industries' top brands, and a product knowledge seminar showcasing new and trending supplements.
  • Staff discounts - Discounts at both our retail store and HQ to make sure that you too can keep on top of your health.
  • Mentorship and opportunity for growth.
  • Benefits after 3 months of work.
  • Team dinners (when safe to do so).
  • Exclusive entrance to tradeshows - CHFA, VegeExpo & The Wellness Show (when safe to do so).
 
Job Requirement: 
  • Have a valid driver's license, or a bus pass (20 min bus from locations).

Thank you for your interest in working with us, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by email.
    About Nutraways Enterprises

    Vitasave.ca is one of Canada’s fastest growing ecommerce companies in the natural health product industry. Our mission is to make health accessible and affordable for everyone.