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    Northern Lights Enterprises, Inc., a Zippo Company, and leading designer of luxury candles and artisan made accessories, is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time hourly opportunity as a Sourcing & Quoting Assistant – responsible for assisting in the creative development, operational and administrative functions as assigned by the 3D Coordinator.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    SOURCING:

    • Research and evaluate manufacturers, vendors, materials, and ethical standards
    • Obtaining quotes from different suppliers
    • Organizing pricing, quantity, material dims in project databases
    • Assessing quotes comparisons and compiling a detailed assessment of cost breakdowns
    • Providing solutions to improve company spending and reliable vendor network
    • Maintains knowledge of current global tariff regulations and researches areas of opportunity in supply chain processes

     

    DEVELOPMENT:

    • Create, update and manage costing sheets based on project requirements
    • Create RFQs (Request for Quotations) based on 3D Coordinator project assignments
    • Pull past project info readily for applying to new projects
    • Correspond with vendors regarding projects, samples and quality information
    • Routine communication with Art Dept and R&D
    • Unpack samples, date, and organize samples
    • Maintain sample database

     

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

    • Manage the details of each project assigned by 3D Coordinator using project management software
    • Organize project information by customer/vendor
    • Communicate vendor updates with internal departments as needed
    • Push forward assigned tasks/projects

     

     

     

    Qualifications:

     

    • Office experience required
    • Excellent computer skills using email, OneDrive, Google sheets, basic Excel, Word, PowerPoint, project management software
    • Excellent research skills via internet and phone calls
    • Use of Teams/FaceTime/other media communications programs required
    • Intermediate Photography skills
    • Basic understanding of materials like glass, ceramic, wood, metals, paper
    • Must be detail oriented and highly organized
    • Negotiation background preferred
    • Sourcing background preferred
    • Must be flexible to switch tasks quickly, change requirements, or rush tasks if needed
    • Must be a tenacious question asker who does not wait for information
    • Professional, career oriented and self-motivated
      Ability to work independently within rigid time constraints within a team environment
    • Must be a creative problem solver within a group offering on the spot insight and solutions if needed
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills especially with people of different cultures, religions and levels of English speaking

     

    *If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to employment@zippo.com