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Sourcing Specislist

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Our client, a major beauty company in San Francisco is looking for an experienced Sourcing Specialist to join their team. This is a 6 month position with the possibility of going full time.

This position will be responsible for assisting in new product launches from conception to end.

 Responsibilities:

 Maintain and utilize business tools, including but not limited to:

o Product launch/timeline calendars

o Channel Planning newness & variance reports

o Weekly vendor meeting agendas

o Bill of Materials

 Work closely, on a daily basis, with both internal (production, inventory

management, channel planning, product development, creative, brand management) and external partners (fill vendors, component vendors)

 Source both primary and secondary packaging

 Obtain and negotiate pricing

 Release, proof and route all packaging for approval

 Trouble shoot and problem solve quality issues

 Manage PR and production sample requirements

 Manage and advise risk on all critical project milestones

 Create, maintain, activate and input kit recipes for SKUs in the system

 Create BOM’s (internal & external)

 New vendor setups - Input new vendors into the system, prepare them with all new vendor materials and processes

 Partner with Sourcing Coordinator and QC department to maintain Sourcing/Production product library

 Attend weekly new product launch meetings and vendor conference calls

Requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree

 2+ years of experience in Sourcing

 Analytical and statistical aptitude

 Strong written and verbal communication skills

 Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

 Strong networking skills/ability to form partnerships/strong diplomatic skills

 Demonstrated ability to work on and manage multiple tasks/projects

Production experience a plus

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