Product & Sourcing Specialist

Jacksonville, Florida
Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations (Protective Service Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
US$ 40,000 - US$ 45,000 per year
Ref. Number
Sessoms,Debra, Spherion
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Job Description

We are seeking a Product & Sourcing Specialist to join an expanding organization in Jacksonville. The position will work closely with Product Development, Sales & Marketing, and Operations to bring new products to life. The ideal candidate has 2+ years of experience working with international suppliers, negotiating pricing, developing and importing consumer goods.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Find and evaluate new suppliers of existing products in order to ensure the organization has the best possible costing and vendors.
  • Nurture and build long-term, strategic relationships with vendors.
  • Work with creative services and product development teams to identify and qualify vendors of new products.
  • Make supplier recommendations based on total cost analysis -- item cost, quality, delivery timing, and program timing.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors to meet business requirements and convert product designs and specifications into physical product.
  • Initiate initial purchase of new products and support supply chain and operations departments in purchase order logistics.
  • Support the compliance department in regular vendor audits and inspections, as well as product compliance requirements.
  • Travel domestically and overseas (2-4x/year) to attend sourcing trade shows, fairs, and vendors as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • 2+ years experience working with sourcing product from international suppliers.
  • Understanding of cost engineering and the impact of commodities and raw materials on unit costs.
  • Experience in negotiation and an understanding of negotiation strategy.
  • Strong skills in analysis, high level of attention to detail, comfortable with numbers and spreadsheets.
  • Must be able to work independently with strong time management skills.
  • Experience traveling to China is a plus.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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