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Sourcing Specialist

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Supply Chain (SC)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Position Summary:

The Sourcing Specialist will have the opportunity to enhance our organizational capability as part of the global strategic sourcing team. Reporting to the Commodity Manager, this role plays an integral part in the identification and development of the methods by which we drive improvements in sourcing.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Working to establish and manage a global supply chain with vendors across the globe.
  • Work with leadership to lead Sourcing projects including launching new products, cost modeling, and lead negotiations to achieving cost targets.
  • Serve as a lead with sourcing tools with a focus on increasing production speed, and reduction in costs.
  • Working cross-functionally within the organization to understand, influence, and educate others on improvements to sourcing processes.
  • Work with leadership to build a sourcing road map that is understood and leveraged throughout the organization.
  • Work with internal partners as product/quality issues arise, and leverage the supplier relationships in working towards resolution.
  • On boarding of new vendors.
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of vendor capability/information database.
  • Research materials and options as they relate to new manufacturing trends
  • Remain current on new technologies.
  • Identify opportunities and recommendations for re-sourcing and re-negotiation.
  • Assist design/development teams in identifying potential production issues and supplier limitations during the new product development process.
  • Coordinate product development sourcing efforts, and work with cross-functional teams to adhere to corporate calendar.
  • Ensure sample approved PO’s are placed and confirmed with an on-time delivery
  • Facilitate initial discussions on capacity planning, production lead times, and minimum order quantity requirements.
  • Flexible work hours to support live calls with International partners on a regular basis.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years working in international supply chain management 
  • BA/BS degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field 
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Experience working with ERP systems or equivalent knowledge.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree in Business disciplines or Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of international trade.   
  • Experience with Commodity Strategy creation and implementation
  • Injection molding supply chain management
  • Metal fabrication  supply chain management
  • Project management experience.
  • New product introduction experience
  • R&D experience

About Us:

Exemplis is the fastest-growing office furniture and e-commerce company in the industry! We’re an entrepreneurial company offering infinite possibilities. Being a one-stop-shop means our customers can have everything they need to create exactly what they want. Our world-class customer service, fastest shipping, biggest textile program, and award-winning designs have made us the industry leader for over 25 years. Our SitOnIt Seating brand was created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how space, textile, and design can help everyone—from medical offices to Fortune 500 companies to home offices across North America—get more out of their day.

People are at the core of our business, and on our team, everyone makes an impact. We absolutely owe our success to our incredible group of talented employees who bring equal parts skill, passion, drive – and of course, fun -- to the table each and every day. We have created a workplace that is inclusive and diverse -- where everyone can be their authentic self, and where that authenticity is celebrated. By creating an environment where people from every background can thrive, Exemplis becomes a better and more successful company.

We’re proud to be a company that gives back to the very communities that our team members live and work in. Our giving ethos focuses on three buckets of impact: sustainability, community outreach and transparent operations. From donating lobby seating to medical clinics in low-income neighborhoods—to our yearly giving week and toy drive for Toys for Tots – we believe collaboration, kindness and authenticity are essential to our humanity.

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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