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UncommonGoods Seasonal Inventory Purchasing Administrator in Brooklyn, New York

Seasonal Inventory Purchasing Administratorat Uncommon Goods(View all jobs)

Brooklyn, NY

About Us:

  • Uncommon Goods offers an ever-changing assortment of original, creative gifts. We partner with independent makers and small businesses to offer our customers an assortment of items that they love to surprise loved ones with (and treat themselves, too)!

  • We are built on better business practices and committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet. Learn more here.

  • The best part of Uncommon Goods is us—our team. We've been around for over 20 years because of all the wonderful people who make UG the one-of-a-kind company it is.

Learn more about our products, B Corp certification, guiding principles, Better to Give program, and team members you might be working with.

About You:

We are currently seeking someone who is extremely well-organized and detail-oriented to join our team as a Seasonal Inventory Purchasing Administrator. This is the first of several openings, and this position is expected to last until January 2021.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • First point of contact for all of our vendors while placing purchase orders, following up on tracking, invoices, and vendor confirmations.

  • Maintains accurate correspondence and records of vendor communications, including current vendor information regarding cost, availability, reorders, and general product information.

  • Arranges freight with our contracted carriers, including coordinating between the carriers and our vendors as needed.

  • General administrative duties and support, including special projects on an “as needed” basis for the purchasing team.

Bonus Experience:

  • Experience processing or managing Purchase Orders, and experience with freight arrangements or Freight Brokers.

  • Knowledge of Zendesk Ticketing System.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Meticulous attention to detail and highly organized.

  • Excellent communication skills over the phone, through email and in person.

  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and projects.

  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.

  • Track record for exceeding expectations and striving for excellence.

  • Ability to manage projects, multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think outside the box.

  • Comfort working with Microsoft Excel, including basic formulas, Data Entry, Vlookups and Pivot Tables.

    Seasonal Perks:

  • Competitive hourly rate at $19.00

  • Casual work atmosphere, fun company events.  (Thanks to our team's creativity, we've devised ways to feel connected remotely, too, and it's still fun.)

  • 40% discount on our products.

  • Professional development/educational reimbursement.

  • Safe working environment. Many of our COVID-19 protocols exceed NYC and NYS safety standards. Those who can are working remotely. In our office and warehouse, COVID-19 testing is required of all new hires and monthly for all team members; PPE, including masks and gloves, is required for all team members; and workspaces provide recommended social distancing.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

If you have experience in the above and are interested in joining an outstanding company we welcome you to apply.

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