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Pricing and Procurement Intern

Los Angeles, CA

Learn how pricing and procurement work at Lumi!


About Lumi

Lumi helps ecommerce brands produce memorable and sustainable packaging through our online platform and worldwide network of factories. Tens of millions of packages are being shipped every year with Lumi products.

By joining Lumi you will have a front row seat to the rapidly changing way people buy things, and the supply chain behind everything that gets shipped to your doorstep. Learn more →

About the role

Are you intrinsically curious about the ins and outs of global custom manufacturing for packaging? As a pricing and procurement intern at Lumi, you’ll be exposed to the key day-to-day function of sending and collecting quotes from our manufacturing partners. You’ll work interdepartmentally, collecting quote requests from our sales team, managing vendor relations with our supply chain team, discussing product details with our builds team and strategy with our sourcing team.

You should be intrinsically curious and excited to learn the ins and outs of manufacturing across the full gamut of custom packaging.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain organization and data cleanliness throughout the quote request workflow
  • Assist the vendor relations manager with all quoting tasks
  • Develop a deep knowledge of our vendor network capabilities and personnel to advise on strategy
  • Optimize procedures related to pricing and procurement

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing)
  • Experience in purchasing, procurement, or supply chain preferred
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly meticulous organizational and work habits
  • Exposure to packaging, printing, or manufacturing is favored
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply complex information
  • Fluency in Mandarin is a plus
  • Able to commit at least 40 hours per week

What we look for

Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, often working remotely across the world. We believe cross-pollination is one of the best ways to foster community and new ideas. For that reason we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to any of our positions.

Creating a great environment for everyone on the team is something we care deeply about. There are a few qualities we look for in anyone joining Lumi. Here are some of the questions we'll be asking ourselves when reviewing your application:

  • CuriosityYour role will evolve as time goes on. Do you have an eagerness to learn new skills, adapt to new situations and get out of your comfort zone?
  • Communication: Whether it is in written or spoken form, are you able to communicate clearly and concisely with others?
  • EmpathyDo you collaborate well with others? How do you deal with disagreements? Do you relate to the challenges we seek to solve for our customers?
  • Work ethicDo you have a can-do attitude? In the ever-moving world of logistics, will you do your best to not keep others waiting? Can we rely on you to bring rigor and enthusiasm necessary to your work?
  • Good tasteAre you attentive to details? Do you care about creating an elegant, pleasant experience for customers and those around you?


Note that due to the volume of applications we are not able to reply to everyone. Rest assured, we do read every application. Thanks for considering us!