Vendor Sourcing Specialist for Import/Export Trading

Job Description

About Us:

World Trade Xpert is a leading player in the import/export trading industry, specializing in sourcing high-quality products from international markets and delivering them to our clients worldwide. We are committed to excellence, innovation, and building strong partnerships with vendors across the globe.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Vendor Sourcing Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and establishing relationships with vendors to ensure a consistent supply of high-quality products. This role requires a deep understanding of international trade, negotiation skills, and the ability to manage multiple vendor relationships simultaneously.

Key Responsibilities:

1.⁠ ⁠Vendor Identification and Evaluation:
– Research and identify potential vendors and suppliers in international markets.
– Evaluate vendor capabilities, reliability, and competitiveness.
– Conduct due diligence to ensure compliance with company standards and international trade regulations.

2.⁠ ⁠Negotiation and Contract Management:
– Negotiate terms, pricing, and contracts with vendors to secure the best possible deals.
– Develop and maintain vendor contracts, ensuring all terms and conditions are clearly defined and adhered to.

3.⁠ ⁠Relationship Management:
– Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential vendors.
– Address and resolve any issues or disputes with vendors in a timely and professional manner.

4.⁠ ⁠Market Analysis and Strategy:
– Stay updated on market trends, pricing, and industry developments.
– Develop and implement sourcing strategies to achieve cost savings and improve supply chain efficiency.

5.⁠ ⁠Documentation and Compliance:
– Ensure all import/export documentation is accurate and complies with regulatory requirements.
– Monitor and manage customs processes to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of goods.
6.⁠ ⁠Collaboration:
– Work closely with the logistics, procurement, and quality assurance teams to ensure seamless operations.
– Provide regular updates and reports to management on vendor performance and sourcing activities.


•⁠ ⁠Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, International Trade, or a related field.
•⁠ ⁠Minimum of 15 years of experience in vendor sourcing, procurement, or supply chain management, preferably in the import/export trading industry.
•⁠ ⁠Strong understanding of international trade regulations and customs processes.
•⁠ ⁠Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
•⁠ ⁠Ability to analyze market trends and develop effective sourcing strategies.
•⁠ ⁠Proficiency in using sourcing and procurement software.
•⁠ ⁠Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
•⁠ ⁠Fluency in English is a plus.


•⁠ ⁠Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
•⁠ ⁠Comprehensive health and wellness benefits.
•⁠ ⁠Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
•⁠ ⁠A dynamic and supportive work environment.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and experience to by June 1st.

World Trade Xpert is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.*

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Preetha Nair


With over three decades of industry experience, Ms. Nair is a seasoned consultant specialized in ushering start-up companies into new markets. Currently serving as the Chairperson for World Trade Xpert, she leverages her expertise to build global channel partnerships, develop robust sales pipelines, and engage in advocacy with host governments on policy issues. Throughout her career, she has played a pivotal role in helping companies close business deals worth over 8 billion USD, demonstrating her ability to drive substantial revenue growth and market expansion on a global scale.