Job Description :
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Sourcing Associate is responsible for assisting the Sourcing Lead in the coordination and search for raw material suppliers. This position will collaborate with internal departments and external vendors to ensure the collection and maintenance of all relevant and necessary vendor and specification documentation. Responsibilities: 1. Maintains healthy vendor relationships, corresponding via e-mail, phone and meetings in a timely and professional manner. 2. Actively looks for new and alternative ingredients and costs savings. 3. Keeps up to date with market trends and industry news (e.g. rose sheet, feedly, nutra ingredient news, etc 4. Works with QC and R&D to qualify raw materials through samples and timely document collection (scientific documents, specifications, compositions, allergens, etc 5. Notifies appropriate departments of vendor and price changes. 6. Notifies Sales and Marketing of any marketing opportunities from vendors. 7. Keeps up to date with state and federal regulations affecting the dietary supplement industry (I.e., NLEA, DSHEA, FDA, cGMP final rules, FALPA, FSMA and so on) 8. Performs any other related duties, as may be required. Job Requirements: -Two or more years experience in sourcing, purchasing or project management required. -Experience with sourcing for dietary supplements a plus. -Experience with reviewing specification sheets a plus. -Minimum of Associate''s Degree in science or business related field. -Proficiency in computer office software applications. -Excellent verbal and written communication skills.