Global Sourcing & Procurement Lead | Kerusso


Fayetteville Area, Arkansas, Our Company
Kerusso is a Greek word meaning “proclaiming the good news” For over 30 years, Kerusso has been creating inspirational apparel & accessories. Seven-time INC. 5000 list honoree and the leading producer of Christian themed T-Shirts in the world.
Working at Kerusso: One Team, One Mission
At Kerusso we’re passionate about our work and are driven by our purpose: Proclaiming the Good News to the World through products about Jesus. Our Team Motto is: One Team, One Mission! Each and every day we work together to achieve that shared mission. Our culture is equal parts casual, candid, and driven. We’re serious about delivering results for our customers, our company, and our team, while at the same time enjoying what we do.  
Position Summary
This position is responsible for sourcing & procurement of Apparel/Non Apparel raw materials, trims, & finished goods.  The role will have responsibility for ensuring in-stock of blanks and finished goods for product placement in many accounts and thousands of SKUs/Points of Demand across the spectrum of retail channels.  
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Manage domestic & offshore sourcing and procurement with strong focus on apparel
Purchasing & inventory management of production materials through utilization of ERP & MRP systems.
Collaboration with the Demand Planning team on all matters involving inventory management
Ensure the timely delivery of parts from external vendors through Purchase Order creation and follow through
Direct communication with vendors and ownership of relationships
KPI reporting to leadership team

Sourcing & Procurement of Apparel blanks & assorted categories of finished goods
Experience in buying/coordinating both domestic & offshore sourced product
Working knowledge of Apparel Textile Construction, Embellishments, & Development
Strong analytical skills and technically advanced in Windows based systems (Excel, Word, PPT), & ERP/MRP applications
Direct work with apparel mills, factories, & distributors, executing complex plans for procurement
Experience in Apparel production planning, scheduling, & fulfillment of raw good needs
Purchase Order creation and entry

Personal Qualities

Support and be a strong example of the company mission and values
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Ability to influence cross functional teams to business excellence
Action oriented, seeks opportunities to improve, & focuses on achieving goals
Maintains a sense of urgency with the customer to meet their needs and exceed their expectations.
Attention to detail with error free work
Ability to work remotely, if not in the local market

  Excellent compensation and benefits package:
Generous vacation, PTO and paid holidays
Medical, dental, vision, life and STD/LTD plans
Matching 401(k) plan
FSA / Cafeteria plan