Key Account Apparel Jr. Purchasing Agent

NHS, Inc., a privately held company based in Santa Cruz, CA, was established over 40 years ago, and is considered one of the most respected and recognized SKATE and APPAREL companies in the world today. Our brand names include Santa Cruz Skateboards, Independent Truck Company, Creature Skateboards, Krux Trucks, Bullet, Ricta Wheels, OJ Wheels, Slime Balls Wheels, Mob Grip, and Bronson Speed Co.

This position is a key member of the NHS Apparel Development staff, reporting to the Apparel Department Manager, working closely and cooperatively with Shipping, Logistics, Sales, Production, and other members of the NHS team. This is a full time in house 40 hour/week position.   

Job duties include but are not limited to:

•       Assist with cutting POs for KA Seasonal and exclusive season prebook breakdown

•       Review KA prebook orders and coordinate with Sales to ensure orders are in correct warehouse

•       Maintain KA tracking sheet for non-seasonal SMU orders to ensure all orders are accounted for.

•       Create all PO’s, SPO’s and WO’s for KA inline seasonal printables and quick strike buys, (finished goods only)

•       Process purchasing needs for CNS SMU production, both domestic and overseas, provide all POs, barcodes, tariff and case label files as needed.

•       Maintain an organized system to monitor and track status for KA SMU custom orders. Utilize incoming report to further track updated order status

•       Ensure all special ticketing and packing instructions per KA are clearly communicated on PO comments for all vendors.

•       Coordinate oversea order exit dates with Purchasing team and Logistics Manager to consolidate shipments

•       Communicate with shipping team to identify KA orders for drop ship

•       Collect and organize shipping docs, packing slips, and invoices for FOB shipments

•       Order & manage special ticketing for all KA orders and email tracking to vendors for Fineline tickets. Work with KA compliance & NHS KA Compliance Manager (Inline Seasonal PB’s + all non-season SMU printables)

•       Update KA tracker and Sales orders with ticket status and notes

•       Generate case labels with KA order details matching vendor guidelines for all CNS KA orders

•       Run and organize weekly WIP reports for KA Purchasing Manager to distribute to printers

•       Run and organize monthly CNS WIP reports for KA Purchasing Manager to distribute to CNS suppliers.

•       Maintain data sheets for contract service pricing per supplier and per customer needs

•       Serve as liaison between departments communicating updates on order and incoming dates

•       Process custom samples for Key Accounts upon request.

•       Manage all order payments (deposit and balance payments) for all oversea vendor wire transfers including but not limited to KA orders.

•       Coordinate to combine wire transfer payments with Sr. Purchasing Agents and KA SMU Purchasing Agent for OTB, SMS and KA SMU orders.

•       Manage AP Invoice screen related to PO’s created.

•       Attend weekly purchasing meetings and bi-weekly department meeting

•       Pull KA order details for weekly purchasing meetings

•       Work with Vendors & Sales to Solve KA Issues

•       Maintain database inventory integrity, ensuring packing slip receiving, BOM pulls, PO closeouts, (transfers, stock adjustments and supplier returns are captured in PTW properly)

•       Work with Purchasing point and IT on requested system updates

•       Create new ideas, processes, reports and PTW updates to improve efficiencies across department

•       Review WIPs, Incoming Report for potential receiving issues related to your PO’s.


·      Proficient Office Suite with advanced Excel skills

·      1-2 years purchasing experience preferred

·      Must be detail oriented

·      Strong analytical skills

·      Strong communication skills, one on one in person, via email with domestic and overseas vendors

·      Ability to multitask and work well in fast paced environment

·      Zoom and Asana platform experience a plus


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