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Procurement Specialist

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Fooji is seeking a driven, dynamic, fearless, and detail-oriented procurement specialist to help facilitate sourcing and purchasing of all items that our clients use in their promotions. These items can range from branded swag to 60" TVs across a variety of different vendors. Vendor selection and negotiation to ensure delivery speed, reliability, and best pricing will be a critical aspect of this role. You will work closely with the Head of Procurement and various departments across Fooji to receive Purchase Orders and keep them up-to-date on expected arrival date of the purchased items. Success of this role will be measured by on-time rates and target cost savings. Your responsibilities will include negotiating with suppliers, tracking orders, and creating and maintaining quality assurance.

Procurement Specialist Duties:

  • Research, select, and purchase quality products.
  • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing.
  • Communicate with Brand Strategy team for RFQs
  • Update warehouse, logistics, and project management teams on status of orders.
  • Analyze market trends and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying decisions.
  • Perform cost analysis to recommend efficiencies and cost savings.
  • Assess quality of stock received and escalate any discrepancies to Head of Procurement, as required.
  • Assist Head of Procurement with any additional procurement needs.

skills required from you

  • Experience with indirect sourcing and procurement
  • "Project Management" mentality/problem solving efficiency
  • Flexible schedule - ready and willing to help on nights or weekends when necessary
  • Ability to follow and work within processes and ability to deviate from process when necessary to meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Highly organized
  • Highly proactive
  • Excellent communication skills (both phone and email)
  • Tech-savvy; familiarity with Apple products (or openness to learn)
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Must be willing to work in Lexington, KY. No relocation assistance provided

in case you’re not convinced…

Along with the great perks of a startup environment, Fooji offers all of the extras listed below.

Unlimited PTO/Sick Days

Here's how we view vacation - if you get your work done, you can take as much vacation as you want...seriously!

Health, Dental, & Vision

All full time employees are eligible for 100% paid health, dental and vision insurance.

Team Events

We love team bonding! Fooji team members regularly participate in fun bonding activities like retreats, employee sports leagues, and team dinners.

All required hardware

Employees will be provided with the latest Apple hardware and anything else you need to get the job done.

Great Company Culture

Fooji has a fun work environment with a modern office space. Our team works hard to always maintain a positive vibe in the office.

Flexible Schedule

As long as you show up and get your work done, we are super flexible with your schedule! Feel free to hit snooze.

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