Sourcing Intern

VIDA & Co.

Sourcing Intern

San Francisco, CA
Part Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    ABOUT VIDA

    VIDA is a global platform that brings together creatives and manufacturers from around the world to create unique, original apparel and accessories - on-demand, at mass-scale. A curator of creative voices, VIDA showcases Art x Fashion from New York to LA, Mumbai to Madrid, and Tokyo to Tel Aviv. Our designers include world-renowned artists from 150+ countries around the world and our manufacturers range from textile mills to cut & sew units across India, Turkey, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and more. We've launched over 2.5M unique products on our platform and have grown our business 10x+ year over year. Additionally, we've proudly partnered with the Museum of Modern Art, Cher, Steve Madden, and Iris Apfel, amongst others to launch exclusive collaborations.

    Each of our products is custom-made, on-demand, and has a unique story - from the inspiration behind its design to the personal stories of our artists. For every product made, VIDA offers education and empowerment programs to our factory workers so they can build a better future for themselves and their families. Our goal is to rebuild commerce from the ground-up such that everyone in the ecosystem wins.

    Who we are looking for

    Are you looking for an amazing learning environment to start your professional career in supply chain and project management operations with a rapidly developing e-commerce platform? Are you fascinated by bringing amazing ideas to live by taking design ideas to factories to turn them into actual products? VIDA offers an unique opportunity to assist in every step of the process from new supplier sourcing to final product launch.

    We are looking for a highly organized, creative multitasker to support our global sourcing & supply chain department. A quick learner, passionate about making beautiful products and really good at keeping overview of multiple projects and their planning. You are not stressed out by an ever- evolving list of things to get done and excited to start an incredible journey and deliver actual results you can be proud of within a 3 months time frame.

    The Internship

    • Full or Part-time internship position for at least 18 hours a week in office (SF based) for a minimum period of 3 months.

    • Assist in sourcing for domestic and international production of VIDA products.

    • Follow up on samples sent - monitor sampling timeline

    • Aid in product testing and in office quality checks- ensuring QC standards are met

    • Input data in various management sheets in Google, Excel, and partner portals

    • Organize and arrange all samples on site to expedite flow of materials and meet sampling deadlines and product schedules

    • Assist in sourcing & redeveloping VIDA's new packaging line and sourcing partners

    Skills and Experience

    • Education in product development, supply chain, management or other related field
    • Have excellent written and verbal skills
    • Have excellent data entry skills & proven experience in this field (a plus)
    • Experience in assistant merchandising/coordinator or logistics/ operations preferred
    • Knowledge of garment manufacturing is preferred
    • Experience in Supply Chain is prefered
    • Experience in basics in Photoshop and Illustrator is preferred

    We want someone who is

    • Hard-working, highly motivated and energetic
    • A self-starter
    • Task oriented and has high attention to detail
    • Excellent ability to organize and prioritize
    • Multi-tasker with excellent time management skills
    • Sense of ownership/accountability
    • Deadline driven and highly organized

    We offer

    • A steep learning curve
    • Coaching and mentorship by experts in the field
    • Opportunity to take actual responsibility and ownership for (parts of ) our sourcing process
    • Exposure to every step of a sourcing & product launch process from kick off with our design department to technical implementation of new items on our platform.
    • Being a member of the VIDA family: a highly motivated, passionate and ambitious group of people on track to change the world of commerce.
    • Free Friday lunches
    • Daily stipend of $25.-
    • Flexible schedule to accommodate combining part time work or classes with our internship.