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The Sourcing and Launch Specialist is responsible for identifying and sourcing quality supply sources of new consumer products worldwide from inventors, manufacturers and master license holders including both licensing of existing products and working with our development team in creating and manufacturing new proprietary products.
You will source and maintain a consistent flow of new and innovative products from domestic and overseas suppliers for the company's sales group and build up relationships with suppliers, inventors, license holders, and manufacturers.
Responsibilities: Operate in a real-life Dragon's Den or Shark Tank environment.
Maintain a continuous flow of bestselling consumer products or brands and continuously build the company's eco-system of new supply sources that will result in high quality products and cost-savings that will help drive overall company profitability.
Working with: Overseas manufacturers, Suppliers of Licensed Products, Inventors. Research and investigate new sourcing and supplier opportunities
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Interface and problem solve with cross-functional teams specific to product manufacturing, quality control or delivery issues.
Professionally manage and measure suppliers for continuous performance, improvement and profitability.
Monitoring: Trade Publications and Social Media sources of new products.
Domestic and International Trade-shows. Coordinate with Operations regarding inventory planning and forecast accuracy. Favorable licensing contract negotiations. Assemble all information, samples, costing, etc. for the New Product Development Team to launch new products.
Attend weekly meetings and other meetings as required. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Business preferred 3 - 5+ Years experience in sales/marketing and/or manufacturing and sourcing in Consumer-Packaged goods.
Comfortable with overseas suppliers. Sales, Marketing and Trade-show experience an asset.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Eager to take on increasing responsibilities. Extremely flexible and adaptive to changing priorities. Strong knowledge base related to global market conditions & macro trends. Willingness to travel as required
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Freelance
Salary: $18.00 to $30.00 /hour