SUPPLY CHAIN / PRODUCT SOURCING ASSISTANT

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TYPE OF WORK

Any

SALARY

32000 PHP to 42000 PHP

ID PROOF

50

DATE POSTED

Jun 23, 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

***ABOUT YOUR NEW EMPLOYER***

Hey there! I run a 7 year old Canadian company selling our own branded line of over 30 products on Amazon with a small team of five wonderful people from the Philippines doing 7 figures in USD annually. Right now, to handle future expansion plans, we are looking for a SUPPLY CHAIN / PRODUCT SOURCING ASSISTANT. Starting salary range for this position is 32000 PHP to 42000 PHP per month depending on your experience, hours worked, and your day to day availability.


***IDEAL SUPPLY CHAIN SPECIALIST SKILL SET***

1. Previously trained and familiar with the Amazon Seller Central Interface, especially shipment creation
2. Strong numerical skills
3. Familiar with FCL, LCL, and air freight shipments to the US/UK/EU from to start to finish
4. Experience in communicating with 3PL warehouses in the US, UK and EU
5. Able to optimize container space and domestic shipment plans to reduce fees
6. Self-motivated and can work without supervision
7. Experience working with Chinese suppliers and factories
8. Can communicate clearly and succinctly in writing
9. Comfortable talking on the phone with warehouses and freight forwarders (on rare occasions)
10. Able to work graveyard and/or overtime from time to time

***WHAT DOES A TYPICAL WORK DAY LOOK LIKE?***

You will always have a list of ongoing tasks and projects that you should be working on independently most of the time. As a team, we use a project management service called Basecamp which is almost like a bulletin board of sorts where you will be posting project progress and updates for me and your teat kfmbers. We also communicate with our supplier via email as well as on our own custom hosted forum. Assuming you become a full time member of the team, you will largely be able to set your own schedule and hours but there will be an initial 2 to 3 month training period where you will be expected to work fixed aerhp. Whom time to time, you may be expected to work graveyard or odd hours especially for urgent and time sensitive shipments in the US or in Europe.

***WHAT ARE MY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES?***

Essentially, you will be helping me and my current supply chain manager to handle our re-orders at our Chinese factory, manage all order details along the way, and then coordinate with freight forwarders to prepare for shipment overseas to Amazon warehouses from start to finish. You will also be assisting me with sourcing and developing new products with our suppliers eventually. Additionally, I also need you to manage our domestic inventory situation from our 3PL to Amazon to ensure we stay in stock at all times. I also expect you to be "smart" about setting up these shipments by balance/optimizing for container space, pallet usage, warehouse fees, and small parcel delivery to minimize our expenses. I will provide guidance and training but the ideal candidate is one who just "gets it" most of the time on their own and that is why a strong grasp of working with numbers is ideal.

If you are not already somewhat familiar with MOST of these terms/concepts below, DO NOT APPLY.
-FCL
-LCL
-FOB
-Freight Forwarder
-US and UK seaports
-telex
-form 7501
-consignor
-consignee
-air freight
-air express
-FBA Shipment Plan
-US CBP
-Import VAT
-Import Duties
-3PL
-pallet sizes and dimensions
-Small parcel delivery
-UPS
-BOL
-LTL
-FTL
-packing list
-proforma invoice
-inspection AQL
-warehouse prep
-Amazon Seller Support
-FNSKU
-Amazon FBA

***WHAT BENEFITS AND PERKS COME WITH THIS JOB?***

-13th month bonus, 13.5 month bonus second year, 14th month bonus third year
-flexible work hours and work days as long as shipments are taken care of
-Christmas gift
-full time work can be between 140 to 160 hours per month depending on what we mutually agree on
-birthday break
-get to work independently (may not be a perk if you can't stand working alone without supervision)
-you will grow and learn a lot from this job
-no company politics/drama or needing to deal with difficult coworkers or superiors
-regular pay raises depending on job performance

***WHO IS NOT RIGHT FOR THIS JOB?***

-can't work independently or requires a lot of social stimulation
-not prepared to do ALL your communication in written form
-not disciplined or self motivated to work the required hours each month
-need constant supervision or micromanagement
-have trouble taking or following written instructions
-have privacy issues with installing software to keep track of hours worked and taking screen grabs
-not prepared to grow, learn new skills, and adapt to new challenges and responsibilities
-poor or unprofessional attitude (as long as you're hardworking and reasonably adept, I can work with you)
-in poor health (expect long hours of sitting and staring at a screen)
-unstable internet connection and/or work at home environment/circumstances
-can't deal with a certain amount of stress and pressure
-don't plan on staying for at least 3 years

***WANT TO APPLY?***

If you've actually spent the time reading this job posting in detail and you want to apply, please contact me and include the secret phrase 'mirror mirror on the wall' so I know you've read everything and not just spamming every job posting. Please also include a link to your CV and answers to the following questions:

1a. How many international air/ocean shipments have you personally handled?
5o. Kntail the extent of your experience working with 3PL warehouses.

2a. How much hands on experience do you have with Amazon Seller Central?
2b. What were the most difficult tasks you performed inside Seller Central?

3. What and how much additional training do you think you will need in order to manage an order in China to Amazon from start to finish all on your own?

4. How many hours per month are you able to work per month and what is your ideal salary range?

5. What online tools or software programs are you an expert in?

6. Name 1 or 2 things that you think you are exceptionally good at or at least better than most of your peers. You can list either soft or hard skills.

7. What Amazon or business related training or job experience do you have that you think is relevant to this position?


*** WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? ***

After reviewing all applications, the most qualified candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in a written test which you will submit via email. The candidates who do the best on the written test will be invited to a final interview on Skype.

SKILL SUMMARY
Project Management
Finance & Management
Office & Admin (Virtual Assistant)
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