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Director of Purchasing

Operations | Beverly Hills, CA | Full Time

Job Description

The NOW, LLC, a new concept massage boutique, was founded on the principle that self-care is a necessity not a luxury. Designed to serve as an oasis from today’s fast paced digital society, our goal is to offer high-quality, affordable massage services in a beautiful setting. After launching in 2015, The NOW quickly became LA’s hottest wellness destination for globe trotting influencers and locals alike. Four boutiques later, we have embarked on a national franchise expansion and are looking forward to bringing our thoughtfully crafted menu with customizable enhancements, healing products and singular design aesthetic to cities all over the United States.

  • Manage demand planning, component purchasing process, and inventory levels to maximize supply chain responsiveness for product reorders

  • Manage the purchasing process from the request for proposal (RFP) stage through delivery

  • Track & oversee all artwork approvals, label claims, regulatory compliance for new and existing product offerings

  • Execute all phases of product development, from conceptualization to launch, by maintaining 3rd party vendor relationships across packaging, production, and fulfillment 

  • Ensure and maintain data integrity through all relevant systems to accurately track inventory and capture cost of goods 

  • Establish and maintain measurable performance metrics for all levels of purchasing activities to include, but not limited to, supplier performance, internal order placement performance, cost savings based on purchase variation, and material shortage elimination

  • Understand MOQ, LT, historical demand, trend, and future strategic information that impacts the forecast to support business needs

  • Develop negotiation strategies and participate in negotiations with vendors on price, delivery, terms, etc. to showcase maximum cost avoidance and deliver maximum value, leverage, and standardization

  • Create ROI and cost analysis for implementation of initiatives and expenditures to improve processes

  • Survey the competitive landscape and identify trends in skincare, hair care and beauty

  • Manage the ingredient selection process with internal teams by working with several R&D labs to incorporate into products as necessary, source specialized raw materials with vendors for formulation to meet specific product standards

  • Identify and report any quality concerns and take immediate corrective action

  • Review and analyze processes to reduce waste and errors

  • Ad-hoc duties as requested

  • Must be willing to communicate with China during evening hours as needed 

Required Skills:

  • Planning and decision-making abilities

  • Prevent and solve issues, understand and mitigate problems

  • Negotiation and collaboration skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Exceptional mathematical, multitasking, and communication skills

  • The ability to schedule and manage people and projects

  • Proven ability to work and thrive in a fast paced environment

The Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.