Company: Clark Associates
Clark Associates, Inc. specializes in providing foodservice equipment and supplies to restaurants, hospitality, and healthcare businesses around the world. Products are sold through three distribution channels: The Webstaurantstore.com (Ecommerce Model); The Restaurant Stores (Cash and Carry Model); and Clark Food Service Equipment (Traditional Distribution Model).
The Global Supply Chain Specialist is an entry level, full time position that works within our Procurement Department. This role focuses on product sourcing and inventory planning/forecasting, specifically from overseas manufacturers, within our distribution centers across the country.
- Source International Suppliers and Products: Research and evaluate foreign suppliers based on price, quality, reliability, production and distribution capabilities; negotiate price and terms with product manufacturers and suppliers in foreign countries; monitor and analyze foreign suppliers’ performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
- Manage Inventory, Shipments, Tariffs, and Other Aspects of Supply Chain: Maintain and apply real-time knowledge regarding regulatory requirements and costs related to obtaining product from foreign countries; analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns and maximize ROI on use of warehouse space, capture data, conduct analysis, develop recommendations and assist in implementation of solutions for inbound logistics, transportation, brokerage and distribution activities worldwide .
The position requires the application of developed skills in critical thinking, communicating effectively, analyzing and using data for decision making, and problem solving. This position requires analytical math based skills, high level excel skills and basic overall Microsoft office skills. The ability to speak in languages such as Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish and Hindi could increase your success in this job but is not necessary. This position is entry level and could develop into a Global Buyer job or a Procurement Operation Specialist position within the Procurement Department. Please include a cover letter with your application.