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Kaas Tailored Supply Chain Specialist in Mukilteo, Washington

As the Supply Chain Specialist at Kaas Tailored, you will work directly with our company’s suppliers to ensure we have the materials and established relationships needed to support our teams. This role includes purchasing new supplies and fostering relationships with vendors, as well as negotiating vendor contracts. Ultimately, an outstanding Supply Chain Specialist should be able to multitask effectively, have exceptional analytical abilities, demonstrate end-to-end thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. You will be responsible for contributing to our purchasing team’s statement of purchase, which is, “We research and procure high quality, cost-effective material, components, and services for our operations team, by creating mutually beneficial relationships with approved suppliers.” Essential Functions: *Responsible for developing and sustaining long-standing relationships with company-approved vendors. *Regularly meets and audits suitable vendors (current and potential) to assess their products, inquire about their services, negotiate prices, and communicate any product or service-related concerns. *Conduct research on available vendors to determine which vendors offer the best pricing and product quality. *Monitors sales trends to determine which products are more popular than others to facilitate adjustments to vendor strategies. *Utilize vendor management programs and identify ways to improve them. *Systematically evaluate vendors to ensure that the best vendors are secured. *Troubleshoot vendor issues and come to a resolution using Kaas defined processes and standard work. *Administer contracts with vendors and schedule deliveries to support the operations workflow. *Ensure all vendor contracts and documentation are stored accordingly in the vendor management system. *Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to bring solutions from new product development to product actualization. *Support the new vendor onboarding process, which includes having the required documentation timely, accurately, and in accordance with policies. This position supports all areas of the business, both in furniture and aerospace. Qualified applicants have:-2-3 years of related experience including, conducting purchasing functions such as placing and managing purchase orders, sourcing alternate vendors, and materials research-Associate degree-Interest and experience with developing relationships with individuals from other organizations, both up and down the supply chain-The desire to serve others with humility-A self-starter-The desire to make a positive impact within the organization-Willing and able to work in an open office environment-Excellent people and communication skills-Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, and Outlook) and general aptitude Company Background:Kaas Tailored is a growing, world-class manufacturing company located in Mukilteo, WA, and for the last 40 years, we have built high-quality furnishings for airplanes, homes, and commercial environments. In an effort to love our employees better, we do things a little differently by training our teams in the use of lean principles and by providing the tools and skills necessary to improve their work and remove burden from processes. We also have the pleasure of sharing these principles and tools with companies from around the world who come to our shop to learn our way of thinking, see our processes, and hear from our great people how small changes can make a big difference in daily work. Benef