Product and Sourcing Specialist
at SideKick

Date Posted: 12/30/2018

Job Description

Order Type : Direct Hire

Direct hire located in the Mandarin area.

Position Summary

Client is looking for a Product & Sourcing Specialist to join our team in Florida.  As part of our Product & Sourcing team, you will report to a Product & Sourcing Supervisor and work closely with Product Development, Sales & Marketing, and Operations to bring new products to life.

The ideal candidate has 2+ years of experience working with international suppliers, negotiating pricing, developing and importing consumer goods.

Team Culture

  • Act with Integrity: Do nothing you would be ashamed for a co-worker, customer, or boss to know about.  Leave a positive, strong legacy.

  • Listen to the Customer: We focus on and exist because of the customer. 

  • Improve Relentlessly: We focus on root cause solutions, and focus continually on the next improvement, the next accomplishment, the next growth step.

  • Build the Best Team: Client looks for smart, hard-working individuals who can push things forward and who can also support the initiatives within their team.

  • Drive Innovation: Do you like to build great things?  Are you someone that can’t stand the status quo?  We value creativity and problem solving.

Key Responsibilities                            

  • Find and evaluate new suppliers of existing products in order to ensure Client has the best possible costing and vendors.

  • Nurture and build long-term, strategic relationships with vendors.

  • Work with creative services and product development teams to identify and qualify vendors of new products.

  • Make supplier recommendations based on total cost analysis—item cost, quality, delivery timing, and program timing.

  • Negotiate pricing with vendors to meet business requirements and convert product designs and specifications into physical product.

  • Initiate initial purchase of new products and support supply chain and operations departments in purchase order logistics.

  • Support the compliance department in regular vendor audits and inspections, as well as product compliance requirements.

  • Travel domestically and overseas (2-4x/year) to attend sourcing tradeshows, fairs, and vendors as needed.

Job Requirements & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

  • 2+ years experience working with sourcing product from international suppliers.

  • Understanding of cost engineering and the impact of commodities and raw materials on unit costs.

  • Experience in negotiation and an understanding of negotiation strategy.

  • Strong skills in analysis, high level of attention to detail, comfortable with numbers and spreadsheets.

  • Must be able to work independently with strong time management skills.

  • Experience traveling to China is a plus.

Benefits:

  • Competitive pay, 401K match, HSA, etc.

  • #SK 960885

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