Job Openings

Procurement and Logistics Manager

(Posted 9/9/21)

We are looking for a detail-oriented, spreadsheet-loving, tech savvy Procurement and Logistics Manager to join our team and help us scale our operational systems and power the growth of our company. A week in the life of this job may involve planning a production and purchasing schedule for our in-house yarn lines for the upcoming quarter and sending Purchase Orders, a phone meeting with a yarn mill to understand upcoming production capacity, coordinating with our warehouse team about incoming inventory receiving, and arranging domestic or international freight for yarn in production. 

The ideal candidate for this job is extremely organized, thrives inside spreadsheets, and is equally comfortable hopping on a phone call to get into the nitty gritty of yarn production with our production partners, and doing bigger picture work developing and improving operational systems. You’re excited about the challenges that come with working at a relatively new (2017) and quickly growing company. Previous experience working in procurement and logistics in yarn production is preferred but not required. 

This is a half-time (20 hours per week), remote position (anywhere in the US), with the potential to move to full-time in the future. Occasional travel to production partners may be necessary (1-2 times per year). 

About Gist Yarn

Gist Yarn inspires a growing community of weavers with quality weaving yarn and equipment, fresh pattern designs, and a warm and welcoming spot to find your weaving home.

Our small team contributes to a thriving textile industry by supporting domestic manufacturing, partnering with select international mills to import quality yarn and weaving equipment, collaborating with weaving teachers, and creating wholesale partnerships with brick and mortar yarn shops. 

Responsibilities

This person will set the vision and manage the implementation of Procurement and Logistics for our company, including:

  • Coordinate every aspect of our yarn production supply chain, including spinning, twisting, dyeing, winding, and labeling. This includes submitting POs, arranging freight, troubleshooting quality control issues, and moving yarn along its production schedule in a timely and cost effective manner. 
  • Maintain close relationships and check in regularly with our production partners.
  • Place orders for weaving equipment and stocked yarn lines from vendors.
  • Coordinate with the marketing team regarding upcoming product needs, and use our inventory predictive software to guide purchasing decisions and avoid stockouts.
  • Maintain close communication with our warehouse team to ensure inventory is received accurately.
  • Quote and arrange domestic and international freight.
  • Arrange color card production.
  • Assess procurement and logistics software and systems currently in place, and research and implement new systems to ensure our processes can scale effectively.
  • May also include researching and vetting new potential production partners, and supporting development of new yarn lines. 

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate has most of the experience listed below, and is excited to dive in and learn about what they are less familiar with. 

  • Experience working in procurement and logistics for yarn or textile manufacturing 
  • Very adept with spreadsheets, with an eye towards building and automating procurement and logistics processes that can scale effectively 
  • Experience building respectful and mutually beneficial relationships with production partners, understanding their needs and processes and how our production fits in
  • Familiarity with inventory prediction and inventory management software, and comfortable learning new software
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Calm under pressure, and thrives solving problems

Systemic inequities in hiring have caused many women and People of Color to apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. If you don’t have all of the qualifications listed above but are adept with spreadsheets, passionate about our mission, and believe you have applicable and transferable skills from other industries, we encourage you to apply for this job. We’d love to hear from you. 

Benefits and How to Apply

Gist Yarn has a small, close-knit, fully remote team. We work hard, dream big, value a healthy work / life balance, and strive to create a work environment that supports the professional growth of everyone on our team.

Benefits include:

  • 3 weeks of paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • 401(k) with up to 4% matching
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave (after at least 6 months of employment at Gist Yarn)
  • A professional development stipend

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@gistyarn.com. Please include Procurement and Logistics Manager in the subject line. 

Gist Yarn is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ, and disabled people to apply to this position.