4 weeks ago

Ref: BBBH39589


Austin, Texas

$80000.00 - $100000.00 per annum


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Our client is a leading brand in the fitness industry with a national reputation for excellence. Are seeking a dynamic and experienced Buying Manager to join their team. The Buying Manager will play a pivotal role in managing inventory, developing relationships with suppliers, and ensuring the smooth flow of products from conception to delivery.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in buying within a direct-to-consumer (DTC) environment, with a focus on efficiency, negotiation, and product development.


  • Lead and manage the inventory management team, ensuring clear accountability and efficient processes.
  • Oversee forecasting and ordering on a weekly basis, optimizing inventory levels to meet demand.
  • Coordinate with factory partners and engineers to streamline order management processes.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with suppliers and factory partners, ensuring seamless communication and collaboration.
  • Manage ocean freight shipments in collaboration with the supply chain team, optimizing costs and timelines.
  • Implement and manage RFQ processes for commodities and freight forwarders, driving cost savings and efficiency.
  • Lead line review processes and oversee product development projects from conception to launch.
  • Monitor customer feedback and comments, incorporating insights into product development and improvements.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Relevant qualification or degree
  • Experience in buying within a DTC environment with 200 SKUs, including forecasting, negotiation, merchandising, and inventory efficiency.
  • Experience with forecasting, ordering, and order management from Chinese suppliers with ocean freight lead times.
  • Experience with new product development and changes with Chinese suppliers.
  • Previous experience in a small company environment, including management or leadership of a small team.
  • Industry experience in strength and conditioning equipment.
  • Passion for strength and conditioning.

Join their team and be part of a brand that is revolutionizing the fitness industry!

If you are passionate about fitness, excel in buying and inventory management, and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you.

Cast USA is a leading recruitment consultancy, specialising in professional-level talent in Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations, Buying & Merchandising, Logistics & Transport, HR and Sales. Each member of our team has extensive experience in their recruiting sector, going the extra mile for clients and candidates alike. Wherever you are in the Supply Chain, we supply the talent. For a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit www.cast-usa.com

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