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Purchasing & Logistics Coordinator

Job Description:

The Purchasing & Logistics Coordinator is responsible for placing orders with manufacturers and ensuring all order details are accurate at the time the order is placed and received, as well as ensuring the quality meets Peepers product standards.  In addition, communicating and working with freight forwarders to quote, consolidate, and prepare for incoming shipments. 

This position is based at our headquarters in Michigan City, IN but has the option to work remotely up to 2 days per week, dependent on business need



  • Purchasing:
    • Submit Purchase Orders to factories after forecasts are received from the Global Sourcing & Inventory Manager
    • Communicate with all factories throughout the production process to ensure understanding of PO’s, Peepers quality standards, and timeline for delivery of goods
  • Receiving:
    • After Receiving is complete in the DC, prepare and send QC reports (Corrected Action Plans) to vendors, as needed, including Director of Corporate Functions and Finance Team
    • Update Vendor PO report weekly, showing outstanding PO’s and estimated cost
  • Logistics:
    • Work with freight forwarders and Hong Kong office to determine all logistics needs:
      • Determine best method of travel for all incoming products based on business need: AIR/SEA splits
      • Gather AIR quotes
      • Consolidate shipments when possible
    • Notify DC Team of incoming shipments and prepare all receiving paperwork
  • Quality Control:
    • Assist DC Receiving Lead and Team with quality control of product upon arrival
    • Physically quality check any triggered items that will require additional quality control
  • Inventory Integrity
    • Conduct inventory integrity processes when indicated by Global Sourcing & Inventory Manager, including, but not limited to cycle counts and bin checks

Knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

  • Associate degree preferred
  • 1-2 years related experience
  • Strong knowledge of basic mathematical skills
  • Must be a self-starter, results-oriented, and a team player
  • Must have outstanding leadership, presentation, and communication skills
  • Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent skills managing multiple competing priorities daily
  • Strong critical thinking and logical reasoning skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills
  • Competent with computer software such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Solid customer service attitude with excellent negotiation skills.


Peepers by PeeperSpecs - Who are we?

We design and manufacture fashion-forward eyewear that is available on and at retailers throughout the United States and Canada.

We are proud to have been named an Indiana Best Place to Work for 3 years in a row!

Peepers has been on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for 7 years straight!

We are made up of a diverse group of tight-knit individuals. We love what we do and take pride in being an industry leader in quality and care.


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