Sourcing Manager

Executive · Chesterfield, Missouri
Department Executive
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $50,000 - $90,000 w/excellent benefits

Position


We are seeking a growth-oriented professional to serve as our Sourcing Manager and resident expert on all aspects of manufacturing for our private label tactical brand, Mission Made. This position will cultivate and maintain relationships with our manufacturing partners to ensure the delivery of finished products which meet all of our standards. 


This role is best suited for a tech-savvy, analytical individual with expertise in the full life cycle of bringing new products to market, including working closely Product Developers, Merchandising and Marketing. The right candidate is a creative problem solver, is highly organized, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. 


Duties


  • Manage all sourcing processes and procedures
  • Research and perform due diligence to identify reputable suppliers and manufacturers
  • Collaborate with our Product Development team to ensure accurate specifications and quality production from global manufacturing partners
  • Coordinate all logistics of samples, lab dips, packaging, trims
  • Negotiate with factories
  • Coordinate with inspection services
  • Communicate to stakeholders anticipated shifts in cost, negotiations
  • Maintain records of payments, orders, shipments
  • Create and normalize product data
  • Serve as the central point of contact for designers, suppliers and manufacturing, with oversight of product from inception to completion
  • Document all products in our Product Line Management software
  • Cultivate and maintain successful factory relationships


Qualifications


  • Apparel manufacturing experience
  • 3-5 years experience in sourcing, production management, and freight/delivery logistics
  • Keen eye for detail with ability to identify exceptional quality in manufacturing, problem resolution
  • Exceptional research, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Proficient in Google Apps  
  • Collaborative team player


Major Pluses


  • Footwear experience
  • Inventory analysis and forecasting
  • Experience with international logistics
  • Experience with BeProduct, our cloud based Product Line Manager


About Us


Cat5 Commerce is an online retail company based in Chesterfield, Missouri. We operate a handful of niche ecommerce destinations serving the tactical, outdoor and workwear markets including TacticalGear.com and WorkBoots.com


We have enjoyed consistent growth with each passing year, and strive to actively recruit and retain the best and brightest talent. Recognized as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, our culture provides a healthy, challenging and people-focused atmosphere. We offer a top-tier benefits package and collaborative workspace for those who thrive in a casual yet fast paced environment. 


Benefits 


  • 401k Retirement Plan w/ company match and Roth IRA availability (no waiting period to enroll) 
  • Comprehensive, family-friendly health and dental coverage w/ generous company premium contributions + Health Deductible HRA  
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity leave 
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Optional voluntary benefits including vision coverage, short term disability, term life insurance, accidental injury coverage
  • Generous employee discounts on major brands such as Nike, Under Armour, etc 


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  • Location
    Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Department
    Executive
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $50,000 - $90,000 w/excellent benefits