Job Listing Detail

Sourcing Associate

Location: Greater NY Area & Greater CT Area
Date: 2/2/2018

This Westchester County NY company designs and manufactures high quality, exceptional, elegant and affordable products for every decor, from personal care, to home décor, to kitchen and tableware. Products include; Melamine collections, table linens, paper napkins, paper placemats, home fragrance, and personal care products. All of the products portray easy care, the ability to cross merchandise to set a memorable table for casual dining, and enhance your home with fine fragrances. All of their products are influenced from Nature, Natural history and Botanicals. A small but mighty team that highly collaborates with each other on a regular basis, and as a result has increased business by 25% year after year. They have been solid in their niche channel for over 30 years.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Research, identify, and help develop manufacturers capabilities with a keen focus on quality, construction and Brand alliance
• Negotiate pricing, terms and compliance within company standards
• Manage New Vendor Forms and existing Vendor Quote Forms
• Adherence to Critical Dates and Calendars; Establish realistic time lines, monitor potential delays and work closely with merchandising and inventory to insure on time delivery
• Help identify new product concepts and new materials
• Deliver weekly status reports to Product Development and Inventory Team
• Overseas and Domestic Travel required which include 5 Industry Trade Shows
• Room for solid growth

Requirements:
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in hard and or soft line sourcing. Gift/Home experience a must
• Knowledge and understanding of various manufacturing processes
• Ability to adapt in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
• Willingness to take initiative and accept accountability with a strong sense of ownership of work
• Willingness to negotiate with confidence
• Excellent computer skills. MS Office, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Excellent project management skills
• Excellent Organization skills a must
• Excellent communication skills
• Understanding of regulatory requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Collaboration with Production team with ease
• This position reports to the Director of Sourcing

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

If you're a candidate and would like to submit your confidential resume, please use resumes@rushandcompany.com. We will contact you if your qualifications match any of our current job searches.

 

Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry. Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world

If you're a candidate and would like to submit your confidential resume, please use resumes@rushandcompany.com. We will contact you if your qualifications match any of our current job searches.

Senior Leaders

Rick Rush

President

  • Rick@rushandcompany.com
  • Melissa Rush

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Melissa@rushandcompany.com
  • Ashley Higginbotham

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Ashley@rushandcompany.com
  • Kimber McFadden
    General Manager,
    Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles
  • Kimber@rushandcompany.com
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    Shelly Barton
    Kristen Bowser

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Kristen@rushandcompany.com
  • Shelly Barton

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Shelly@rushandcompany.com