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Japanese Bilingual Purchasing Agent

El Monte, CA, USA

Job Type

Full-Time; Direct-Hire

About the Role

Location: El Monte, CA

Shift: Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm

Compensation: $20.00 - $22.00/HR (Non-Exempt)+ benefits

Job duties include:

  • Manages relationship with suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery, and compliance to terms of contracts

  • Communicates with clients to coordinate product shipment

  • Issues purchase orders to suppliers

  • Set up stock numbers for new items and products

  • Researches and develops products for the Company to sell by tasting and evaluating sample products, visiting production companies, and working with the sales departments and warehouse to identify customer needs and preferences

  • Works with group companies and sister companies to assist with processing and shipping orders to their locations

  • Negotiates bulk discounts by coordinating with company’s groups for bulk purchases

  • Conduct inventory checks any time there are errors with the warehouse inventory

  • Assists with annual Food Expo preparations

  • Attends Company events and functions outside of normal working hours

  • Other duties as required by department manager

  • Obligation to answer to all management as requested


  • Must be bilingual in Japanese/English

  • 2+ years of purchasing experience is preferred

  • Able to work independently and as a team

  • Able to adapt to frequent changes in assignments and workload

  • Passes the Sake Adviser course within 1 year of employment

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree in business preferred

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Prioritizing, time management and organizational skills

  • Strong PC and MS Office skills

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