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).
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.
This person will set the vision and manage the implementation of Procurement and Logistics for our company, including:
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.
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.
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.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.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.