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Import Product Development Sourcing Manager


Port Washington, NY, US, 11050

About Global Equipment Company Inc

Corporate Overview     

For over 70 years Global Industrial has been an industry leader providing private label and brand name industrial equipment and supplies to businesses throughout North America.

We carry over 1.7M industrial, material handling and business products that are sold through our website, corporate sales people and full color catalogs. We are constantly increasing our product offerings to meet the diverse and changing needs of our customers. Our customers include small to large corporations, institutions and government agencies as well as consumers.

Key Responsibilities
  • Import/Private Label Sourcing Manager reports to VP of Research and Import Procurement. 
  • Works on Global Industrial’s private label product development projects from concept through production; in categories including but not limited to Material Handling, Storage & Shelving, Safety, Janitorial & Sanitation, Furniture and Plumbing.
  • Identify low cost, high quality production solutions, with emphasis on off-shore manufacturing and sourcing. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external vendors and factories, and able to negotiate pricing for various products/raw materials.
  • Work with various team members/departments to plan, attack, and achieve strategic goals to accelerate and expand our Private Label offering.
  • Present cost saving opportunities and product plans to multiple departments throughout the organization.
  • Manage all details of a project (branding/packaging/manuals/quality) and ensure completion within the given timeframe from start to finish.
  • Handle daily communication with staff worldwide.
  • Create product specifications, standards, safety warnings, assembly instructions and product manuals.
Competencies and skills
  • BS in an Engineering discipline preferably Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical.
  • BS or BA in Industrial Design will be considered.
  • 7+ years of product development and/or sourcing experience of industrial or mass consumer products.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes:
    • Metals- stamping, welding, wire forming, extrusions, roll forming and foundry,
    • Plastics; injection molding, roto molding, thermoforming.
  • Familiarity with offshore sourcing and factory liason. 
  • Willingness and ability for domestic and International travel required.
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards such as: OSHA, ANSI, National Electric Code, NSF, UL/ETL, BIFMA, etc.
EEO/AA Statement

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.   

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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