(800) 774-8036

Sourcing Specialist

Kissimmee, FL
Date Added: September 16, 2022
 
Software Resources has an immediate, contract job opportunity for a Sourcing Specialist. This assignment is hybrid in the Orlando, FL area – onsite Tues & Thurs are mandatory.

REQUIRED EDUCATION
: Associate degree or Technical Degree in Merchandising/Product Development/Design, Business or Supply Chain or 1+ years of related experience.

Must Haves: Strong Excel – comfort working extensively in Excel, Previous Sourcing & Purchasing exp, Excellent Data Entry Skills, Basic retail math, Analytical, efficient, Reporting Data, Professional exp – worked in a professional environment – able to work autonomously, exp with Apparel, Organized, able to Multi- task, Meeting heavy area – participate and engage.

Description:
Possesses the knowledge of successful global sourcing and product development strategies to drive margins and improve efficiencies across all markets and distribution channels (owned & operated retail and wholesale). Reports to Sourcing Manager, Global Sourcing, and provides support and assistance with operational and organization functions to develop and source merchandise under the strategic guidance of the Manager, Sourcing within a given department and/or sub-category of product.

Sourcing and Product Compliance
• Assist/Manage the merchandise sourcing & production of select product categories for Theme Parks & Resorts retail locations, Stores, and alternative business model opportunities in partnership with the Manager, Sourcing
• Partner on vendor strategy, product costing/placement, manage vendor communication and production management related to designated product categories
• Responsible for ensuring products meet established standards for safety and quality including monitoring quarterly Product Review Requests (PRRs) with product integrity partners

Productivity and Process
• Manage the workflow for data entry task including item setups, price changes, financial roadmaps, and invoicing
• Track progress of production cycle against key milestone dates through daily maintenance of the Development Tracking Report (DTR)
• Contact vendors to follow-up and verify the accuracy of provided data, resolve routine issues and ensure vendor alignment with Disney processes and procedures
• Follow up with vendor communication regarding any outstanding samples (Approval, PP/TOP, etc.)
• Liaise with vendors and ticket/label suppliers to ensure Disney guidelines are followed to avoid late deliveries and charge backs due to non-compliance
• Ensure all products are shipped on time to support established in-store and online launch dates
• Provide accurate shipment status information from factory to DC.
Collaboration and Communication
• Prepare standard any ad-hoc reports as requested (Time and Action Calendars, production timelines, status updates, etc.)
• Build strong collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
• Attend weekly cross-functional meetings and quarterly product line review meetings to understand key sourcing issues and action items
• Communicate production status to global and regional partners during weekly cross-functional meetings as required

Basic Qualifications:
• 1+ years related experience preferably in specialty retail or consumer products
• Exposure to Sourcing & Production of multiple product categories
• Proven track record of effectively communicating with manufacturers
• Ability to manage multiple SKU's an timelines in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work collaboratively with multiple design and development partners, a team player
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability and desire to be flexible, adapt to change and grow with organization

Required Education:
Associate degree or Technical Degree (see Add'tl Notes)

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Software Resources specializes in connecting talented IT professionals with challenging job opportunities that transform jobs into careers.
To meet our clients hiring needs, we continuously source talented IT Professionals with all levels of expertise and in all disciplines. We offer world class major medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) with match, short term disability, Life Insurance and AD&D. You, our future employees, can make a tremendous difference to our company and our clients. Please apply to this job and experience the Software Resources difference. You can view all of our jobs at https://www.softwareresources.com/careers/
Company Overview
Software Resources is a national staffing and recruitment firm delivering the best candidates to our clients and the best jobs to our candidates since 1992.
We are a certified woman owned business in business to place contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire talent in Technology (IT, creative, marketing), finance, accounting, and executive-level positions. We serve many vertical markets including Entertainment/Media, Cruise Industry/Leisure travel, Hospitality, Government, Personal Care, Professional Services, Energy/Utilities, Security, and Financial Services.
Headquartered in Lake Mary, FL in the Orlando metro area, we have branches and sales professionals across the US. Wherever you're located and whatever the need, count on Software Resources to provide exceptional candidates who are fully vetted and ready to go. Call (800) 774-8036 or visit us online at https://www.softwareresources.com/ and leave the recruiting to us!
 
 

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