Product Manager| Sacramento

Product Manager | Sacramento

This is an exciting opportunity for a Product Manager and inventory specialist with a background in buying and distribution for a product-based company. We are a Sacramento based sewing machine retail company with dedication to serving Sacramento's sewing and craft community. This position requires experience in setting up and analyzing inventory reports to ensure optimum financial and operational effectiveness. We are looking for someone with strong planning and communication skills to support company growth. Knowledge in using ERP systems, Inventory Management Programs and experience in Forecasting is a must! Sewing machine background or a love for sewing or crafting is a major plus!

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain inventory analysis reports; tracking and analyzing inventories levels to determine internal work order or purchasing order from vendors.
  • Conduct in-depth market research to not only identify emerging products and trends but also analyze consumer behavior, ensuring that the retail selection is not only trendy but also aligned with evolving customer preferences.
  • Forecast buying and maintain optimum inventory levels to meet sales goals across multiple brick and mortar locations and online sales.
  • Monitoring low stock and over stock status; liaison with production and warehouse team for issue build-to-stock work orders.
  • Prepare, approve and issue purchase orders for materials, parts and services required for production, maintenance and engineering as required.
  • Work with Sales, Customer Service and Marketing to ensure all materials required for dropship and/or special-order projects delivered on-time to clients.
  • Maintaining close working relationships with internal teams to communicate Buy Plans, Delivery Windows, Order Tracking, customer care, allocation and re-allocation of products.
  • Set up and administering product details including item codes, UPC codes, descriptions, preferred vendors, pricing and/or discounts, product filters etc.
  • Report on the performance of suppliers: work closely with suppliers to reduce costs of materials.
  • Communicate with vendor as well as liaison with other departments to resolve on vendor related issues: quality complaints, logistics/importation or transshipments internationally, payment/vendor credit.
  • Oversee annual and cycle inventory counts with inventory department and ensure accurate recording of unit inventory.
      • Five or more years' experience in buying/inventory control/supply chain management/project management role
      • Strong working experience in forecasting inventory needs, planning and inventory control.
      • Strong working experience of managing lead-times and deadlines
      • Working knowledge of purchase orders and order management
      • Strong working knowledge of ERP/MRP software and familiar with reporting and searching functions
      • Advanced Excel, Word, and Outlook.
      • Advanced experience in Inventory Management systems for product-based companies.
      • Personal Organization: Ability to prioritize and organize tasks for best results.
      • Time Management: Ability to handle multiple projects and duties with tight deadlines; have a “sense of urgency.”
      • Communication: Clear and professional verbal and email communications with vendors, co-workers and other partners. Strong follow up skills.
      • Teamwork: Ability to achieve the company’s goals through the cooperative efforts, understanding when and how to follow up with others. Pleasant, positive and assertive.
      • Problem-solving: Ability to identify problems, gather and analyze data, and find solutions. Creative thinker that cooperates with others to incorporate their ideas.
      • Computer Skills: Skilled in Excel, Word, Outlook, ERP/MRP/CRM software
      • Language Skills: Excellent English verbal and written communications
      • Experience in POS Systems, Shopify preferred.

      • Bachelor's degree or higher is required.
      • 5 Years prior experience in buying and supply chain management


      Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Are you a sewist? Please feel free to also attach a picture of one of your latest projects! Please include "Product Manager" in the subject line.

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