Location: Minnesota - Winona
Employment Type: Hourly
Team: Operations - Winona - WinCraft
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics’ footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be rolled out soon. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
As a market leader with more than 8,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.
Under general supervision of the Purchasing Manager, this position is responsible for timely acquisition of production supplies, raw materials and purchased finished goods for the organization. In this capacity, is required to order by Material Requirement Planning (MRP), reorder point concept and requisition to support daily production needs while maximizing inventory turns. Also responsible for keeping and maintaining records for designated items and vendors to ensure accurate pricing and specifications, and adequate inventory on hand and/or in the pipeline to meet demand.
Essential Job Functions
•Contacts vendors to place orders, obtain price quotes, and follow up on order status.
•Negotiates price, terms and discounts within the approval authorities per WinCraft profit and plan expectations.
•Monitors Material Requirement Planning (MRP), Reorder Point reports, or Vendor Drop Ship reports to determine demand. Uses proper quantity and cost versus price-break philosophy when ordering. Uses historical and forecast information as a gauge, and verifies against present activity for optimal order quantities.
•Composes purchase orders, emails, usage reports, and other purchasing correspondence. Updates all purchased products/materials specifications and product information in item records. Verifies that all necessary details are on the purchase orders and that all specifications are communicated to the suppliers.
•Monitors and analyzes inventory levels and demand needs using a wide variety of reports and systems. Reacts to large or special purchases required according to direction of Purchasing Manager and Supply Chain Director.
•Maintains open and closed purchase order info and other supporting files per set guidelines, including vendor records and costs.
•Reviews Invoice discrepancies for timely reconciliation, e.g. work with Receiving and vendors to resolve quantity discrepancies.
•Contacts assigned vendors to correct problems related to product quality, damage, shortages, invoice discrepancies, etc. to ensure WinCraft receives credits where required, and preventive measures are implemented where applicable
•Acts as a liaison between the vendor and the production floor whenever necessary. Works to meet the production floor needs through collaboration and negotiation with the supplier.
•Assists Engineering staff in product development or change review for appropriate materials, with a focus on continuous improvement
•Works with Purchasing Manager on strategic project analysis using query systems and excel worksheets.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required
•Requires 2 year post high school education, or its equivalent or any combination of experience, education or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill, and ability required.
•Proficient in keyboarding skills, ten-key calculator operation, Microsoft Windows programs including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
•Experience working with business technologies preferred
•Must interrelate with vendors as well as internal customers effectively and courteously
•Self-motivated, with the ability to complete tasks and duties with limited supervision
•Ability to learn quickly detailed knowledge of vendors, products, lead times, pricing, terms, just in time inventory management, MRP, basic principles and purchasing procedures.
•Must be able to multi-task as needed, and work on the right task at the right time as determined by the demands of operations and direction of the Purchasing Manager in a fast-paced environment.
•Ability to pay close attention to detail.
_Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud. Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Fanatics recruiters will only reach out to applicants from an @fanatics.com or @fanatics.co.uk email address. For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at _www.fanaticsinc.com/careers
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.
Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.
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