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Consumer Goods Sourcing Lead

The Aspen Brands Company in Duluth, GA, USA

Compensation

$55,000 to $60,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

Life, Medical, Vision, Dental

Employment Type

Full-Time

Why Work Here?

“Great place to develop great relationships and impact company culture and success, from day one and day-by-day!”

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

We’re looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to join our new product development sourcing team. This is a key position bridging our US design team and overseas suppliers.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and manage the new product development sourcing process for procurement to achieve company new product introduction goals.
  • Communicate between the product development(PD)department & all suppliers overseas (primarily in China) on a daily
  • Proofread design files with a thorough understanding and communicate with suppliers in advance with potential confusing points on any new material, process or any other
  • As the bridge between PD and overseas suppliers must be a proactive thinker and problem solver, bring outstanding issues to the table for solutions to all development and production issues such as cost, quality, delivery
  • Be familiar with product construction and raw material to support specific product category (i.e. chrome, ceramic, clothing, plush toys etc.)
  • Set up new SKUs and UPC bar code for all new products;
  • Negotiate new product cost, quality standard and delivery time with suppliers;
  • Manage supplier sampling process from design file to prototype to initial production;
  • Responsible for setting up final new product confirmation recaps with vendor info, product specs, packaging, final price, lead time, potential quality issues for the purchasing group to issue purchase orders;
  • Maintain new product data information as it pertains to development status, costs, duty rate, etc.
  • Work with outside product safety testing labs to conduct product testing under guidelines;
  • Conduct QC on all incoming shipments, apply quality assurance methodologies and communicate with suppliers on all quality issues;
  • Adhere to PD and sourcing department’s due dates for new product launch calendar and drive results in managing NPD critical path issues;
  • Flexible work hours to support live calls with overseas suppliers on a regular basis

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Importing/exporting, manufacturing, product sourcing or purchasing and must have a track record of increased responsibilities over the years;
  • Detail oriented and well organized for complex projects, ability to multi task and have strong follow up skills;
  • Both results and process driven;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain balance between meeting deadlines in dynamic environment and providing accurate information;
  • Must be a team player with strong work ethics and interpersonal skills

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Must be fluent in English; fluent in Chinese Mandarin and be able to read Chinese is strongly preferred;

  • Advanced level Micro-soft Office applications use preferred (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point.)

LOCATION:

The position is based in the company’s headquarters in Duluth, GA

Local candidates only

About The Aspen Brands Company:

Established in 2004, The Aspen Brands is a multi-brand company with flagship brands, Kate Aspen and Baby Aspen, selling to both online and brick and mortar retail trade across the globe. Kate Aspen, a premier designer and manufacturer of favors, table décor, and small gifts offers a wide range of products for weddings, birthdays, and special occasion celebrations. Baby Aspen, a line of boutique-quality baby gifts, strives to please both baby and parents, with quality as a top priority. With two distinctive brands and rave reviews from consumers and retailers, The Aspen Brands Company is an exciting place where employees can learn, share, advance, and be a part of something very special!

Please visit our websites to view our delightful products:
www.kateaspen.com
www.babyaspen.com

Posted date: 5 months ago

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