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Smart Home Sourcing & Production Assistant

Job Description
Located in Downtown Manhattan, we are a fast-paced smart-home, tech accessories and lighting decor company that sells & distributes to major retailers. We are looking for a product sourcing & production specialist who is highly organized, goal driven, self-motivated, analytical, processing strong communication skills, and an ability to Multi-task. Experience with project management, product sourcing, smart home industry, or app based products is preferred. Experience with manufacturing or import from Asia is preferred.

·        Work closely with the Category Manager in developing innovative new products.
·        Maintain master price lists and compile product specifications information
·        Manage ordering of new products including factory setup and initiating factory purchases
·        Communicate daily by email and messaging with multiple factories for sourcing, samples, pricing, payment terms, deliveries, etc.
·        Submit necessary product certifications and approvals to third party sites and licensors
·        Conduct market research to develop new products
·        Collaborate with graphic design team for packaging and presentations
·        Communicate with sales team regarding new products in development
·        Follow up on product and design requests from customers
·        Trouble-shooting challenges with realistic and creative solutions
·        Create presentation sheets for new products for all teams as needed.

Required Skills:
·        Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook
·        Knowledge of SAP by Design a plus
·        Effective written and oral communications
·        Strong, consistent problem-solving abilities
·        Sourcing and merchandising experience preferred.
·        Flexibility while working on multiple projects simultaneously
·        Experience working with and communicating with Chinese factories.
·        Ability to work with cross functional teams, including design, product development and purchasing

Job Type: Full-time