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360 Labs - Inventory Specialist

Company: Ciocca Dealerships
Location: Monterey Park
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

360 Labs/Sencha Naturals is health and wellness company that creates deliciously crafted superfood products. We are based in the Los Angeles area and perform everything in house, from manufacturing to sales & marketing. We regularly come out with new products in the natural/specialty foods sector, with a focus on the latest trends and popular ingredients from around the world.

We are looking for a full-time Inventory Specialist to handle our companys food purchasing activities. You MUST be available to work in-person in Monterey Park, CA, and you MUST have prior purchasing experience in the food industry.

Preference will be given to those who have worked in food manufacturing, with supplements/raw ingredients, consumer package goods, or the natural products industry. You must have extensive experience with Excel spreadsheets, be a highly organized planner, and excellent time manager.

Your responsibilities include researching & sourcing new raw ingredient suppliers, placing PO's, managing inventory, ensuring materials meet specific technical specifications, negotiating purchase terms, and evaluating supplier performance. You will also be responsible for ensuring timely deliveries and resolving any supply issues or discrepancies.

To be successful, you should be able to develop efficient procurement solutions and support senior management with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies. Ultimately, an outstanding Procurement Specialist should have excellent communication and negotiation skills, be an analytical thinker, and demonstrate a good working knowledge of purchasing strategies.


  • Research & identify prospective suppliers of goods and services.
  • Forecast inventory needs and place orders accordingly.
  • Place PO's and track incoming shipments.
  • Manage inventory of raw materials, including samples and bulk items.
  • Negotiate terms with suppliers such as price, quality of goods, deadlines, expectations, etc.
  • Liaise with suppliers and project managers regarding updates and details of goods.
  • Work with Research & Development team to request samples and maintain inventory.
  • Maintain accurate inventory log of samples and supplies.
  • Create purchase orders and tally these with supply requests and orders.
  • Analyze invoices to ensure accuracy of goods delivered.
  • Monitor inventory to ensure the flow of goods remains positive.
  • Work closely with the projects team to understand details of procurement requirements.

    • High school diploma required
    • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management or similar field preferred
    • 2+ years experience as a Purchasing Specialist, Inventory Manager, or similar role, preferably in the food manufacturing industry
    • Experience with ERP or NetSuite required
    • Proficiency with inventory software and spreadsheets
    • Experience in consumer package goods preferred
    • Proven experience working as a procurement specialist required
    • Knowledge of the natural foods industry and market conditions
    • Extensive experience with Excel
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Impeccable negotiation and problem-solving skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and rapport building
    • Able to travel to meet vendors and suppliers as necessary


      We offer additional benefits including health insurance, flex time, bonus sharing, 401K options, and other employee perks. Apply today to join our team!

Keywords: Ciocca Dealerships, Monterey Park , 360 Labs - Inventory Specialist, Healthcare , Monterey Park, California

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