Specialist, Product Development/Sourcing

| Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
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Innova Solutions is immediately hiring for a Sourcing Specialist.

Title: Sourcing Specialist FLSA: Exempt Reports To: Dir. Of Global Sourcing Position Summary:

The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for the sourcing and development of stock and custom products related to the cosmetic/beauty industry. The candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and have excellent organizational and communication skills. This person must thrive in a fast-paced environment, be resourceful and solution-oriented. Creativity and thinking "outside of the box" are highly desired and encouraged. This position has high growth potential.

Full-time position located in Ronkonkoma, NY. Flexible work can be considered.


  • Manage catalog and custom sourcing projects for all beauty-related products
  • Research new product ideas, acquire samples and establish product specs, recommend selling prices, select and negotiate with suppliers, and obtain approval from the Product Development Review Council
  • Work with suppliers to develop product specs to meet customers' needs
  • Conduct routine product reviews and product training sessions
  • Prepare cost analyses for new products
  • Present new ideas/opportunities to management
  • Maintain product prices and implement the price change in the system for products under management
  • Create, approve and maintain product information including specification data in the system (SharePoint, CRM, Great Plains)
  • Search, assess and qualify, and onboard a new supplier with the established process
  • Collect and review product checklists, SDS (Safety Data Sheets) and drawings from vendors for accuracy
  • Assist Director of Global Sourcing with major bids and projects
  • Assist Director of Global Sourcing with execution of the sourcing strategy and new vendor development plan
  • Responsible for the new product development plan in the product categories assigned
  • Complete the customer project and price quote in a timely manner
  • Manage the product portfolio and make recommendations to management based on item performance
  • Review prototypes and production samples for compliance of specifications
  • Interface with Marketing, Purchasing, Finance, Logistics and Warehouse on initial product part purchase order requirements
  • Answer product-related questions for various departments as needed
  • Manage the performance of assigned suppliers
  • Prepare quarterly sales report and analysis for review with management
  • Create and maintain SOPs that are important for the function of the department
  • Manage samples from suppliers in VST
  • Attend trade shows and visit suppliers
  • Travel: Up to 10%.

Education/Technical Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; business-related degrees preferred.


  • Previous project management and/or sourcing experience is a plus
  • Cosmetic/beauty industry knowledge preferred
  • Cosmetic packaging experience is a plus
  • 3 - 4 years of work experience in a related field


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with internal teams and vendors
  • Acumen of industrial trends and changes for new product creation
  • Excellent cost analysis skills
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior negotiation skills
  • Sense of commodity and currency impacts on the product to manage supplier costs
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PPT)


Pay Range*: $75-85k/yr

*Pay range offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors, including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc.

Benefits: Innova Solutions offers benefits( based on eligibility) that include the following: Medical & pharmacy coverage, Dental/vision insurance, 401(k), Health saving account (HSA) and Flexible spending account (FSA), Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Short term and Long term Disability, Accident & Critical illness coverage, Pre-paid legal & ID theft protection, Sick time, and other types of paid leaves (as required by law), Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

ABOUT INNOVA SOLUTIONS: Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Innova Solutions employs approximately 50,000 professionals worldwide and reports an annual revenue approaching $3 Billion. Through our global delivery centers across North America, Asia, and Europe, we deliver strategic technology and business transformation solutions to our clients, enabling them to operate as leaders within their fields.

Website : https://www.innovasolutions.com/

Innova Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits any kind of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Innova Solutions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national origin, citizenship, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by the statutes, rules, and regulations in the locations where it operates. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us at [email protected] or (770) 493-5588. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. Innova Solutions encourages all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. Innova Solutions (HireGenics/Volt) does not discriminate against applicants based on citizenship status, immigration status, or national origin, in accordance with 8 U.S.C. § 1324b.

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