- COM - Contract - Job ID: 95967
Title: Sourcing Specialist
Location: Orlando, FL (4 days/week onsite)
Duration: 3 month contract
Work Requirements: Authorization to work in the United States as a W-2 Employee
The Sourcing Specialist, Global Sourcing develops and manages partnerships with best-in-class suppliers and internal stakeholders as they pertain to the sourcing and production of best-in-category merchandise. In partnership with Sourcing Manager, Global Sourcing, s/he is responsible for executing Sourcing strategies across categories and/or departments.
The Sourcing Specialist, Global Sourcing will develop, collaborate and produce results with regard to product quality, time/cost efficiency and revenue growth.
Possesses the knowledge of successful global sourcing and product development strategies to drive margins and improve efficiencies across all markets and distribution channels (owned & operated retail and wholesale).
Reports to Sourcing Manager, Global Sourcing, and provides support and assistance with operational and organization functions to develop and source merchandise under the strategic guidance of the Manager, Sourcing within a given department and/or sub-category of product.
Sourcing and Product Compliance: Assist/Manage the merchandise sourcing & production of select product categories for retail locations, and alternative business model opportunities in partnership with the Manager, Sourcing Partner on vendor strategy, product costing/placement, manage vendor communication and production management related to designated product categories
Responsible for ensuring products meet established standards for safety and quality including monitoring quarterly Product Review Requests (PRRs) with product integrity partners
Productivity and Process: Manage the workflow for data entry task including item setups, price changes, financial roadmaps, and invoicing
Track progress of production cycle against key milestone dates through daily maintenance of the Development Tracking Report (DTR)
Contact vendors to follow-up and verify the accuracy of provided data, resolve routine issues and ensure vendor alignment with brand processes and procedures
Follow up with vendor communication regarding any outstanding samples (Approval, PP/TOP, etc.)
Liaise with vendors and ticket/label suppliers to ensure guidelines are followed to avoid late deliveries and charge backs due to non-compliance
Ensure all products are shipped on time to support established in-store and online launch dates
Provide accurate shipment status information from factory to DC.
Collaboration and Communication: Prepare standard any ad-hoc reports as requested (Time and Action Calendars, production timelines, status updates, etc.).
Build strong collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
Attend weekly cross-functional meetings and quarterly product line review meetings to understand key sourcing issues and action items.
Communicate production status to global and regional partners during weekly cross-functional meetings as required
- 1+ years related experience preferably in specialty retail or consumer products
- Exposure to Sourcing & Production of multiple product categories
- Proven track record of effectively communicating with manufacturers
- Ability to manage multiple SKU’s an timelines in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work collaboratively with multiple design and development partners, a team player
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability and desire to be flexible, adapt to change and grow with organization
Our benefits package includes:
- Comprehensive Medical Benefits
- Competitive Pay, 401K
- Retirement Plan
- And Much More
About TekPartners / Inspyr Solutions:
TekPartners and Genuent have become INSPYR Solutions. As a leading information technology partner, we connect top IT talent with our clients to provide innovative business solutions through our IT Staffing, Professional Services, and Infrastructure Solutions divisions. We understand and value the unique needs of highly skilled information technology professionals in the industry and always strive to stay above the curve. Our company was founded on the following core values: Be the Best, Understand the Urgency, Never Ever Give Up, Have the Courage to Excel, and Make a Contribution. We take pride in our business model and strive to create a positive workplace environment through an exemplary culture.
INSPYR Solutions provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, INSPYR complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
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