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Purchasing/Sourcing Specialist

We are currently seeking a Purchasing and Sourcing Specialist to work full-time at our offices in West Ashley. This person will lead the strategic buying efforts for Brackish. This individual is responsible for sourcing and procuring raw materials, ensuring contracts are optimally negotiated, and tracking product orders to ensure delivery is consistent with line calendar and production requirements.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Purchasing

  • Coordinate the forecasting, purchasing and receipt of all raw materials ensuring materials are on-hand when needed without stock-outs and production delays
  • Coordinate the forecasting, purchasing and receipt of all office supplies and production supplies
  • Institute a system to ensure reordering is done on a timely basis
  • Understand and communicate all quality and delivery specifications to suppliers to ensure the on-time delivery of quality supplies and materials, as well as returns and credits are negotiated in the cases where quality did not meet specifications
  • Understand and manage import/export processes and required documentation for international procurement
  • Negotiate pricing, rebates, and volume discounts with key suppliers, both domestic and international
  • Ensure accurate data entry of all purchase orders, receipt of goods and the transfer of Brackish inventory to vendors into the SOS system
  • Establish and maintain positive business relationships with existing and new suppliers, ensuring Brackish is receiving the best pricing, quality, and service possible
  • Coordinate with suppliers to establish ‘just-in-time’ deliveries to reduce inventory storage requirements
  • Lead quality reviews of raw materials and supplies, and ensure continuous communication with vendors on cosmetic standards, tolerances, issues discovered, and rejection criteria
  • Strategically review freight options to ensure the best option is selected with each shipment

Sourcing

  • Research and vet new sources to support growing product line
  • Assess quotes and provide a detailed assessment to design and management teams on cost breakdowns and considerations of each potential new supplier
  • Develop an internal vetting process for new “key” suppliers
  • Create and maintain a supplier database accessible by senior management
  • Create and maintain an internal pricing guide by key supplier
  • Expand available supplier list for current raw materials to ensure Brackish is not reliant on one supplier
  • Obtain comparison quotes from different vendors when needed
  • Seek innovative ways to enhance sourcing strategies

EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION:

  • 5+ years in a strategic sourcing or procurement position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Experience with MS Office and ERPs systems

     SPECIAL SKILLS / TRAINING:

    • Solid understanding of retail math and ability to forecast
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong knowledge of sourcing and purchasing
    • Strong negotiating skills
    • Experience sourcing raw materials inside and outside the USA
    • Vendor management experience
    • Collaborative mindset
    • Positive and “can do” attitude

        Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter explaining why you are a fit for this and a current resume to careers@brackish.com.