Procurement Manager

We’re looking for a self-starter with dynamic interests to join our team full-time as Procurement Manager. This person will report directly to and work alongside the studio’s Director of Operations.

Key Responsibilities

Vendor Management
• Source new vendors, interview, and determine potential candidates.
• Source backup vendors for all existing vendors.
• Work with the Design Team during the design process to source and identify vendors to partner with for new pieces and materials.
• Create and establish strong relationships with vendors, including pre-qualification, negotiating supplier agreements, preparation of contracts, and tender management. Set a gold standard for partnership and production.
• Negotiate pricing and terms with vendors based on pricing studies and margins.

Management + Leadership
• Create purchasing budgets for Studio Partners, Operations Director, and Finance team to approve.
• Work with the Director of Operations to create quarterly and yearly projections for inventory and minimum/maximum stock levels, looking at past sales, open quotes, and market research.
• Ensure Procurement Associates diligently manage external vendors and manufacturers to meet production timelines and business objectives.
• Establish long-term goals with them for each vendor.
• Alert the Director of Operations when issues arise with existing vendors.
• Delegate tasks to meet goals.
• Guide and enable direct reports to manage day-to-day relationships with vendors and manufacturers.
• Oversee purchasing and ensure they are in line with budgets and projections.
• Oversee QC process with direct reports and assess issues as they arise, developing a plan of action and communicating to relevant stakeholders.
• Updating Director of Operations and Finance Manager when there are pricing updates with as much notice as possible.
• Work with the Director of Operations and studio partners to develop and establish long-term procurement goals. Have weekly check-ins to ensure we are on track to meeting those goals.
• Manage time for Shipping/Receiving Coordinator and procurement team. Ensure they have clear priorities and communication to achieve on-time order fulfillment.
• Liaison between sales and ops / production (rush orders, custom projects, management of delays).

Studio / General
• Responsible for addressing clutter and making room for incoming goods, maintaining product labeling of stock.
• Work with the Shipping / Receiving Coordinator and Production team to maintain an organized workspace and warehouse.
• Maintain a clean and organized work area.

Qualifications

• Outstanding organizational skills
• 5+ Years in Procurement in a similar environment
• Understanding of inventory management software/systems
• People management skills and experience leading a team.
• Extreme attention to detail
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, creative work environment
• Experience and comfort with hand and power tools
• Ability to learn new skills quickly in a fast paced environment
• Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 25 to 50 pounds multiple times a day
• Ability to stand 90% of each work day while performing job duties and responsibilities
• Friendly and personable :)

Store + Compensation

• This is a full-time position based in Gowanus, Brooklyn
• 40 hours/week. Our studio hours are Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm
• $85-105K annually, commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Send resume to jobs@incommonwith.com. In your email, please describe your interest in the position, why you’re a good fit for the studio.

Due to the level of responses we receive, we will not follow up with all applicants directly, but if we feel you are a good fit, we will follow up with qualified candidates within five days. Thank you for your application!