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Description/Job Summary

American Athletic, Inc., owned by Spalding, a division of Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for a Buyer at its Jefferson, Iowa facility. Join our team of highly skilled, dedicated, hard-working employees as we continue to offer the highest quality equipment to the best athletes in the world. 

The Buyer is responsible for providing on-time material support for facility departments by initiating purchase orders for raw materials, services and equipment. Works closely with vendors to ensure accurate and on-time deliveries to support production.

American Athletic, Inc./Spalding, a division of Fruit of the Loom, is the official equipment supplier and partner to USA Gymnastics and is proud to partner with the Federation Internationale De Gymnastique (FIG) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). AAI is also an official supporter of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.


Contact vendors to confirm orders, pricing, delivery information / status and to resolve quality/quantity issues. Responsible for contacting vendors to expedite shipments. Works with production on part rejections and communicates with vendors on receiving credits or replacements. Works to facilitate outplant procedures.
Issue and monitor purchase orders, track shipments, maintain product and vendor information, update price quotes and investigate cost savings opportunities or process efficiencies. Work with production managers, leads and maintenance staff to process Stock Requisitions. Schedule timely delivery of materials while not increasing inventory dollars.
Meet with vendors/suppliers and attend internal meetings.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business, a related field or equivalent experience.
Strong computer and MS Office knowledge and skills.

Required Qualifications

Two years of purchasing and/or inventory management experience.
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