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Sourcing Assistant

Company: Colony Brands, Inc
Location: Monroe
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

We are seeking a Sourcing Assistant for our Global Sourcing Department in the Home division who will passionately value our customers. This position requires a detail-oriented person with strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Colony Brands, Inc. is one of North America's largest and most successful direct marketing catalog and e-Commerce companies. Our company has grown from a premier mail-order cheese company to include a diverse portfolio of affiliates, brands and products ranging from apparel to kitchen appliances, while maintaining our roots as a private, customer-centric business based in Monroe, WI.

What You'll Do

As a Home Sourcing Assistant you will perform all duties necessary to assist Sourcing Managers with successful sourcing of materials and products for specific RD, SFC, Pack & SKU level assortments. You'll be responsible for inputting and maintaining vendor and product data in various systems and preparing information and deliverables for business updates, Seasonal Planning milestones and Corporate calendar deadlines.

You'll also be responsible for:

* Supporting the team with essential product sourcing and vendor management activities
* Assisting the team with product development and sampling activities
* Assisting the Sourcing and Merchandising teams in collecting and verifying vendor and product information for catalog/web presentation
* Supporting in-season product performance monitoring and management

Employment Type

Regular/Full-Time

Qualifications

We are looking for someone who will be able to quickly master the use of merchandising/sourcing systems (FLEX) and internally created mainframe systems with a high level of oral and written communication skills. You'll thrive in this role if you are both process-oriented and can be flexible to changing priorities within the position and adapt accordingly.

In addition, we are looking for:

* A bachelor's degree in business or related field
* 1+ years of previous experience negotiating/coordinating with vendors &/or the public
* Solid computer skills, especially in MS Excel, Word
* The ability independently with limited supervision
* Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to prioritize multiple deadlines and projects
* Strong written communication to work with internal cross functional teams and external vendors

Keywords: Colony Brands, Inc, Rockford , Sourcing Assistant, Other , Monroe, Illinois

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