Sourcing and Product Development Specialist

Job Title: Sourcing and Product Development Specialist

Location: Remote

Work Shift/Hours:  US Timezone

JOB OVERVIEW:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Sourcing and Product Development Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in enhancing our supply chain by efficiently managing sourcing activities, negotiating with suppliers, and overseeing the product development lifecycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct market research to identify potential suppliers and maintain a robust supplier database.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to understand product requirements and specifications.
  • Negotiate pricing, terms, and agreements with suppliers to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality.
  • Coordinate and manage the end-to-end product development process, from ideation to manufacturing.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards, regulatory requirements, and timelines.
  • Establish strong relationships with existing suppliers and explore new partnerships for strategic growth.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices in sourcing and product development.

Requirements

  • 5-10 years experience in sourcing and product development within a supply chain or related field.
  • Strong negotiation skills and a track record of achieving favorable terms with suppliers.
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality control, and product lifecycle management.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills to meet tight deadlines.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for seamless collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with international sourcing, particularly in China, is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or a related field.
  • Experienced user in Excel and/or Google Sheets