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Creative Goods is a dynamic full service merchandising company based in NYC with a bold vision for the entertainment space. Our experienced team of industry professionals works to establish partnerships that are built on trust, allowing us to better serve our clients through clear communication, a streamlined workflow, and creative product that captures the imagination.
Reporting to the Purchasing Manager with a dotted line to the Account Director, the Purchasing Associate supports both the purchasing and account teams in day-to-day client management, primarily focusing on bespoke gifts across all client accounts and special agency projects. This person will work within the account strategy set by the accounts team to coordinate creative ideation and product development of gifts, promotional items, and other special product needs. They will communicate regularly with both clients and vendors and serve as the go between to make sure goals and timelines are met. They will also work with other purchasing associates on inventory management, sales analysis, product ordering and development for all client accounts.
-Responsible for ideating, sourcing, ordering, and coordinating all special product orders for company gifts, promotions, and other unique client projects in adherence with purchasing department resources and procedures.
-Communicate directly with clients on gifting needs, design, and approval.
-Work within often tight client timelines and do all that it takes to get the job done.
-Manage vendor production schedules to ensure client timelines are met.
-Anticipate client needs and put forth creative ideas parallel to account strategy and direction.
-Oversee promotional and wholesale orders for existing product catalog. Respond to all order requests in a timely manner, and work with other purchasing associates on inventory allocation
-On new shows, create and distribute promo catalogs and order forms.
-Prepare weekly sales analysis for special accounts; maintain inventory levels based on sales and trends.
-1-2 years experience in account management or project management at an agency or client-side role.
-2-4 year college degree, or equivalent work experience
-Excellent verbal and written skills
-An organized team-player, with a positive attitude and collaborative mindset.
-Creative individual with basic design knowledge; use of Adobe Creative Suite is preferred but not required.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office and GSuite apps is required.
CREATIVE GOODS is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary and excellent working conditions.
We will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position.
Please submit a cover letter, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Purchasing Associate Gifts + Special Projects