A little about us:

Hey! If we haven’t met, we’re KraveBeauty. We are a fast-growing D2C skincare brand operating out of both offices from NYC and Seoul. We’re a brand created by beauty influencer Liah Yoo and a team of people who’s “been there, done that”. Everyone in the team had their moment of wanting to pull their hair out because skincare became so complicated--until they pressed reset. We dream big. We’re here to #PressReset on the conventions of skincare, and now in sustainability in the CPG industry. 

 

About this position:

As KraveBeauty’s Sustainable Sourcing Manager, you’ll play a critical role in helping to implement and execute our sustainability strategy within R&D, Materials Sourcing and Product Development. You have a deep understanding in both Sustainability and Supply Chain, Sourcing & Procurement, Product Development and you’re craving for an opportunity to merge those expertise to create a positive impact. You’ll be working closely with the Operations department (US based) and the SCM team (Korea based). The key partners will include, vendors, suppliers, sourcing, distribution, manufacturers, product development, and marketing.

 

Employment Type

Contract/project based. Flexibility to work remotely and/or part-time. 



Your role at KraveBeauty

  • Analyze supplier base and support relationship creation and development with new suppliers 
  • Research opportunities to procure sustainable raw materials 
  • Creatively and strategically source new raw materials to support the brand’s overarching sustainability goals 
  • Build strong relationships across the Operations and Marketing leads throughout the research and development process
  • Create and manage a Raw Materials Database 
  • Manage materials inquiry and development processes with suppliers for relevant categories, balancing efficacy of the ingredients, cost, and lead time 
  • Ensure the best possible quality of raw materials 
  • Negotiate bulk raw materials cost based on quantity and internal targets
  • Lead the adoption and adherence of a sustainable raw materials sourcing strategy 
  • Establish a strong understanding of the existing supplier base
  • Serve as the main point of connection between the Operations and Manufacturing teams 

 

What we crave from you

  • 4+ years in materials sourcing & procurement
  • Strong technical skills in sustainable innovation and development
  • Experience in skincare/cosmetics manufacturing and supply chain strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of product development 
  • Creative thinking, strategic problem-solving, proactive
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work-flows 
  • Strong verbal, written, and negotiation skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build and support cross-department partnerships 

 

Definite pluses

  • Proficiency in Korean
  • Green chemistry background
  • International management experience and direct experience with Asian outsourced manufacturing preferred
  • Experience with environmentally sustainable sourcing 

 

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