Sourcing Specialist - Private Label | Well-established, thriving ecommerce biz!

Executive · Chesterfield, Missouri
Department Executive
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOQ + Excellent benefits package

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. 


At a Glance


  • Full-time Sourcing Specialist
  • Excellent analytical and process improvement skills
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain productive relationships
  • Competitive salary and well-rounded benefits package
  • Small business in Chesterfield
  • Established ecommerce company with a start-up vibe


Position


We are seeking a growth-oriented professional to serve as our Sourcing Specialist and resident expert on all aspects of manufacturing, production management for our private label line, including the expansion of our product offerings for the tactical and military markets. This position will cultivate and maintain sound relationships with our manufacturing partners to ensure the timely delivery of finished products which meet our exceptional standards for quality.  


This role is best suited for a tech-savvy, analytical individual with an appreciation for the full cycle of bringing new products to market, including working closely with Design and Product Development team members. This person thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is quick to recognize new opportunities.  


Duties


  • Optimize sourcing processes and procedures to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Research and perform due diligence to identify reputable suppliers and manufacturers
  • Collaborate with the team’s Product Development Specialist to ensure accurate specifications and quality production from global manufacturing partners 
  • Send RFQ’s and negotiate all costs and timing of deliveries
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to secure agreement to terms; follow through on deliverables
  • Research and communicate to stakeholders anticipated shifts in cost, negotiations
  • Maintain records of payments, orders, shipments, and product data
  • Serve as the central point of contact for designers, suppliers and manufacturing, with oversight of product from inception to completion
  • Cultivate and maintain successful partner relationships


Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 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
  • Project management and/or team management experience
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Proficient in Google Apps  
  • Collaborative team player


Major Pluses


  • Experience sourcing in Asia highly desirable
  • Inventory analysis
  • International purchasing experience
  • Familiarity with product and factory inspections
  • Experience with international logistics


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  • Location
    Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Department
    Executive
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    DOQ + Excellent benefits package