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SOURCING SPECIALIST

Company: Harbor Freight Tools
Location: Calabasas
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Calabasas

CA

Job Description

The Sourcing Specialist will work collaboratively with various individuals within the department as well as other departments to achieve company product development and sourcing objective. Experience in hardline products, product development, and factory evaluations with overseas manufacturers are essential. This individual must be deadline oriented and excel in multi-tasking a variety of pending projects. Willingness to learn is essential for success and in conjunction with strong communication and collaboration with multiple groups throughout our business, provides a chance to make a big impact, and offers opportunity for career growth.

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Learn and attain fingertip knowledge of product base; Assist department in building a strategic vendor base for prioritized HFT categories; Develop assessment skills to determine a vendor’s ability to ship on time, provide quality goods, and to produce their products at costs that meet the economic requirements of HFT ; Find, evaluate, and select vendors to supply products that are sold in HFT’s retail stores; Cross-functionally support product line transitions from sourcing of viable vendors through product costing, sampling, and quality testing in our own laboratories; Establish second sources that allow HFT to provide its customers with the same product from different vendors, while maintaining form, function, specifications, and cost. The product differences from second sources should be indiscernible to our customers. Offer and identify new products that would enhance the HFT mix; Provide competitor insight though discussions with vendors and first-hand knowledge; Work within urgency and deadline requirements ; Collaborate closely with merchandising and packaging, quality and manuals, and sourcing teams on a daily basis to serve enterprise objectives and understand total impact of any actions.

Scope Organizational Scope – All US locations/Single Category/Region/District/Distribution Center Travel – 40-60% Overseas Travel Location—HQ Corporate.

Keywords: Harbor Freight Tools, Los Angeles , SOURCING SPECIALIST, Other , Calabasas, California

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