Packaging Specialist / Manager

165A Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Full time

Job Description

What You Will Do

Hey, we’re Article. We’re a digital-first furniture brand that’s working to make everyday living better by providing an easy way for people to furnish their space. We don’t have brick and mortar stores, so we’re able to deliver better value on beautiful, modern furniture. Recently named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies for the second year in a row, we’re on the hunt for talented, enthusiastic team members to join us at our Vietnam office.

We’re looking for a Packaging Specialist to lead Article’s on the ground packaging program in Vietnam. Key responsibilities include sourcing packaging material vendors, ensuring vendor compliance to Article packaging standards, and negotiating packaging costs with vendors.

What you’ll be doing:

- Sourcing new packaging vendors both locally and globally to service our vendors in our local markets

- Negotiate packaging material prices through understanding raw material inputs, volume aggregation, and standardization

- Field any questions from finished good vendors about packaging specifications

Ensure compliance with Article’s packaging standards and proper execution of packaging designs

- Negotiated bill of materials oriented packaging price with finished good vendors

- Troubleshoot and problem solve packaging damage issues and suggest improvements

- Constantly work towards more sustainable packaging solutions that mitigate the use of foam and other non recyclable materials

- Innovate on packaging designs that provide more protection for products while using less materials


What You Are Good At

- Candidate must have experience in furniture and familiarity with packaging standards

- Ability to problem solve and determine the root cause of transportation damage of products

- Experience working with bill of materials and ability to cost packaging solutions based on objective data

- Strong negotiation skills and experience negotiating with both with raw material suppliers and finished good suppliers

- Experience with CAD and technical drawings is an asset

- Excellent communication skills with high proficiency in English

- This position is to be located in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


We want Article to be an amazing place to work, and we do our part to take care of our team. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide:

- A team-oriented work environment. Article is lucky to employ a wide range of experts, and seeks to facilitate a culture of mentorship and curiosity. We take on the job learning seriously, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

- The tools you need to get your job done well! We supply state-of-the-art laptops and the software you need to succeed.

- Be a part of a fast growing company and an internationally recognized brand as we expand our operations into Vietnam.

Ready to become a Particle? Apply today. We're excited to meet you.

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