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08-11-2008, 02:43 PM
BOATING knowledge & purchasing experience required. Work with marine Product Managers on new products, expediting, returns, inventory planning, resolving receiving & pricing issues, etc. Must be detailed with excellent communications & computer skills. Career opportunity, full benefits & 401k + employee discount. Defender Industries, Waterford, CT. 860-701-3438 ~ email: \n HR@defender.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ~ Fax: 860-701-3427

Key Responsibilities:
Ensure timely delivery of merchandise through consistent communication and follow-up with vendors.
Under the direction of Product managers, re-buy merchandise to support corporate goals.
Set up new SKUís as directed by Product Managers.
Manage vendor quotes for assigned lines: ensure timely receipt of vendor pricing, prepare vendor quotes and update shared databases.
Process vendor returns; track and report on vendor product quality issues.
Research and resolve receiving issues; track and report on vendor performance.
Work on special projects as assigned by Product Managers or Management.
Assist Product Managers in researching and recommending new lines and products for resale.

Skill Summary:
BA/BS Degree or equivalent work experience.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to make sound decisions.
Proven ability to build strong relationships with internal business partners as well as external vendors.
Experience with Microsoft Office and purchasing/inventory management systems a must.
Team player who can work effectively in a fast paced environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Boating experience.

Founded in 1938, Defender Industries is a family-owned marine outfitter & supplier of quality boating equipment, supplies, accessories, apparel, inflatable boats & outboard motors for serious boaters worldwide via catalog, the internet at www.defender.com (http://www.defender.com/) & throughout the Northeastern U.S. at the Defender Warehouse Outlet Store located at their headquarters in Waterford, CT.