Job Summary:

The Purchasing Project Manager (PPM) develops, leads, organizes and manages designated projects ensuring a thorough, consistent and on time end-result. This role provides the Buying Team with direction and support around product, promotions, pricing and vendor relations. In addition, the PPM acts as the Purchasing liaison in the coordination of related projects between a variety of cross-functional teams to include: Marketing, Product Content, Planning, Legal, Global Logistics, Accounting and IT.

 

Job Expectations:

  • Directly responsible for projects from creation to completion; defining project goals and objectives, creating documentation, coordinating appropriate teams, assigning and tracking tasks, determining necessary resources and setting a realistic timeline.
  • Create, revise and maintain SOP, guidelines and directives that support the team
  • Regularly report on project progress, dependencies, risks to stakeholders and strategies for mitigation.
  • Coordinate and drive data related projects with ability to QC
  • Ability to analyze data and summarize results and findings
  • Manage and update data inside and outside the system for supplier, brand and product level projects
  • Identify opportunities and present solutions to optimize business performance, improve efficiencies and processes
  • Maintain and update Purchasing/Merchandising Policies & Procedures Manual/Forms
  • Coordinate Purchasing/Merchandising department events, supplies and clerical needs
  • Comply with company policies and procedures, including safety, business ethics, and standards of conduct

 

The duties and responsibilities described above may provide only a partial description of this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all aspects of the job.  Other duties and responsibilities not outlined in this document may be added as necessary or desirable, with or without notice.

 

 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

   Required:    

  • Prior experience in Retail Purchasing and Project Management with a demonstrated track record of success in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks, problem solve and prioritize with awareness of deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written) with ability to collaborate cross-functionally with team members and individuals throughout the organization
  • Solid decision making skills, great follow up, team player

 

Equipment Knowledge:

  • Strong computer skills, highly proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop
  • Experience with Google Business Suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms) preferred
  • Experience with an ERP system (SAP, Microsoft, Netsuite, etc.)

 

Experience Requirements:

Generally, requires 3-5 years of experience in project management related to retail/e-commerce merchandising and/or purchasing.

 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree (BS/BA) in Business or related field preferred, or a combination of education and equivalent work experience.

 

Judgment/Reasoning Ability:  Able to identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems quickly using sound judgment, poise and diplomacy.  Ability to use judgment and reasoning skills, and determine when to escalate issues, as required, in a timely manner.

 

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is regularly required to talk and hear. The Team Member is frequently required to sit, walk, climb stairs, use hands and fingers, bend, stoop and reach with hands and arms including reaching above shoulder height, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or store materials throughout the work day.  The Team Member may occasionally lift or move office products and supplies up to 25 pounds.  Proper lifting techniques required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work Environment:  The noise in the work environment is usually moderate.  Other factors are:

 

  • Hectic, fast-paced with multi-level distractions
  • Professional, yet casual work environment
  • Office / Warehouse environment
  • Ability to work extended hours as required

#LI-RM1

At iHerb we strive for innovation, targeted at delivering a customer-centric experience while transforming the online shopping experience. We change direction and define ourselves in the idea that individually we are incredible but united our growth is infinite and paramount to our success. iHerb strives to be the global industry leader!

iHerb is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. iHerb provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment.

Apply for this Job

* Required
  
  


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at iHerb are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.