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Supply Chain/Sourcing Associate



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023
About Us
KiwiCo is an innovative e-commerce company that sparks kids’ creativity and curiosity through offline and online materials and inspiration. We offer kids a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn. Our core offering is a subscription service. We design and deliver awesome hands-on projects to kids. We also manage an e-commerce storefront and content platform. We take great pride and ownership in the products we build and in the community of parents and kids we serve. Our office is located in Mountain View, within walking distance to the Caltrain station. Currently, we work a hybrid schedule of Tuesday and Wednesday in-office and remote work the rest of the week.
We are looking for a Sourcing Associate interested in contributing to a startup - where you will have a real impact on the business. You will work with our Product Design and Ops Teams to identify, source, and plan for the materials that our little customers will delight in using to create, build, and interact. You'll be - on the ground floor - bringing our products to life.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely and effectively with the Product Design and Merchandising teams to identify the appropriate set of materials for our activities.
  • Manage supply and buying by planning and procuring the right product at the right time in the right quantity. Replenish, as needed.
  • In addition to helping to identify the best materials, you should have an eye toward driving down costs.
  • Execute purchasing. Interface effectively with overseas suppliers.
  • Obtaining quotes from different suppliers.
  • Negotiating price, quantity, and delivery schedules with suppliers.
  • Assessing quotes and compiling a detailed assessment of cost breakdowns.
  • Organizational skills necessary to handle multiple tasks and reports and complete them within deadlines.
  • Track production and monitor the deliveries from vendors. Updates all internal systems and documentation accordingly.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of Supply Chain/Sourcing experience.
  • BS/BA required
  • Passion for kids, creativity, and hands-on learning.
  • Great communication via phone, and email.
  • Excellent project manager.
  • Eager and able to solve challenges and tackle opportunities.
  • Identifies potential issues and hurdles and develops ways to get around them.
  • Adapt to quickly figure out a way to get things done.
  • Help with site merchandising and product design, including production, sample procurement, copy, and images.
  • We seek team players with infectious positive energy, great initiative, and a get-it-done attitude. Candidates must thrive in ambiguity and love a rapid pace. You must have a strong desire to learn and improve.
If you’re passionate about delivering innovative, delightful, and enriching products and experiences for kids, we’d love to hear from you.
KiwiCo is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at KiwiCo are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.
For the health and safety of our employees, proof of Covid -19 vaccination will be required for all employees who will be at KiwiCo Mountain View. KiwiCo will make reasonable accommodations to this policy for sincerely held religious beliefs and medical reasons on a case-by-case basis. This will not impact the consideration of your candidacy.