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Posted June 11th

Sourcing Manager, POS

Lafayette, California

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Insight Resource Group





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Posted June 11th

Sourcing Manager, POS

Lafayette, California






Full Time

About The Position
The Sourcing Manager will provide sourcing expertise to our client facing Account Managers so they can successfully work with customers. Your primary responsibility will be managing client inquires on how best to manufacture/source items.
Job Summary:
The Sourcing Manager will provide sourcing expertise to our client facing Account Managers so they can successfully work with customers. Your primary responsibility will be managing client inquires on how best to manufacture/source items that meet the ethical, commercial and quality expectation of our company. This role requires a pro-active approach to supply chain management ensuring we continue to expand our partners as well as deliver the high-level marketing solutions to our customers in the alcohol and beverage industry.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
1.    Act as a category expert for IRG in Promotional Merchandise sourcing, encompassing all key product types and production techniques.  
2.    Provide technical and souring support across key categories including:
a.   General branded merchandise (Pens, Mugs, USB drives etc.). 
b.   Barware (Branded merchandise for drinks brands – Glassware, Bar Mats, Glorifiers).
c.    Clothing and Apparel)
d.   Custom developed merchandise
3.    Effectively manage the challenges associated with promotional merchandise sourcing including purchasing overseas, duties and taxes, logistics, ethical sourcing, quality control and product compliance testing.
4.    Provide technical advice regarding product specification and where possible, improve the technical design and efficiency of our products for the mutual benefit of both IRG and our customers.
5.    Play a key role in vendor management across relevant categories with a focus on continuous improvement of supplier performance and ensuring the optimum commercial outcome for IRG.
6.    Make intelligent use of the data recorded in the IRG management tool, ensuring a structured approach to data analysis is adopted which enables strategic procurement decision-making.

Job Requirements:
Professional experience and background
  • Extensive experience in a Promotional Merchandise B2B business in a purchasing, sourcing or account management role.
  • Promotional projects and materials experience is essential. Experience working with alcohol and beverage industry highly desired. 
  • Strong understanding of sourcing products from the US, Europe and the Far East including duties and taxes, logistics, ethical sourcing and quality control.
  • Experience working with suppliers and vendors to negotiate job costs and schedules.
Technical Skills
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interface with senior level professionals.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office software, especially Excel. SAP and Wrike project management a plus. 
Personal Qualities
  • Entrepreneurial minded with an internal drive to continuously hit goals and succeed.
  • Experience excelling within fast paced, high-energy environments.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline.
  • 3-7+ year’s experience prior experience preferably sourcing in for customers in the alcohol and beverage industry. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail along with the ability to prioritize work to meet fast-paced deadlines 
Company Description
Insight Resource Group is a fun, fast-growing POS agency that specializes in the alcohol and beverage industry. We cover all promotions including: print, display, banners, direct mail, and promotional product. Our services include: brand development and strategy, print and design work, manufacturing, warehousing, fulfillment and deliver of point of sale/in-store retail displays and custom racks, along with green/eco friendly offerings. We pride ourselves on promoting and improving client brand recognition and market share. We go the extra mile so our customers don't have to.
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Lafayette, California
Function Details
  • Reports To Account Managers