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Supply Chain Associate


Posted by Matador on 11/29/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Operations

Company Type: Accessories

State: CO

City: Boulder

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: 50,000-80000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

TITLE: Supply Chain Associate


HOURS: Full-time

REPORTS TO: Operations Director

START DATE: Immediate


Matador ( is a fast paced, profitable startup focused on designing and manufacturing premium objective-based travel equipment. Since our founding in 2014, we have launched over 40 products with retail and distribution partners globally. The pace of our product development pipeline and retail expansion is increasing as we progress through 2021 and we are building up our best-in-class team to support this growth. Matador is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado which affords us the ideal playground to design and test our products.  


Matador is seeking a Supply Chain Associate to coordinate inventory purchasing and transportation for our line of technical outdoor equipment. This role will implement the day-to-day operations of factory orders and international freight, and will help the team maximize opportunities through strategic implementation of our sales and operations planning.


Detailed Job Description:

The Supply Chain Associate will report directly to the Operations Director.  This position carries a wide array of responsibilities and requires a motivated, highly organized, and creative individual willing to solve complex supply chain challenges that involve a lot of moving parts.  Some of the responsibilities of this position are outlined below: 


Inventory Management

-               Works to maximize in-stock levels across channels to achieve sales/inventory goals

-               Develops an inventory buffers system and strategically allocates safety inventory worldwide

-               Develops a monthly reporting system to monitor forecast-to-actual sales performance, communicates with departments to correct inventory positions as needed.


-               Quotes, books, and manages the movement of international freight shipments.

-               Works with forwarders to ensure timely delivery and mitigate delays

-               Maintains carbon offsetting program for international freight offsets

-               Maintains landed costs reporting by accurately filing freight and duty bills

-               Submits payment requests for inventory purchases to accounting team


-               Coordinates purchase orders with manufacturing partners, ensures timely delivery of all components to meet production schedules.

-               Maintains vendor contracts annually (i.e. Codes of Conduct, RSL, timeline commitments)

-               Maintains accurate BOMs in inventory management system

-               Works with QC Manager to coordinate quality assurance inspections

-               Submits payment requests for inventory purchases to accounting team, and credit requests to manufacturers as needed

Correct inventory positions as needed.

-               Communicate with all departments about shipment ETAs to inform new product launch dates

-               Works with sales department to free up inventory for opportunity sales

Reporting and Research

-               Monthly inventory and freight spend reporting

-               Quarterly import statements for international marketplaces

-               Supply chain cost/time modeling projects as requested

-               Regulatory research projects as requested



Applicant requirements:

Previous related experience is preferred; however, candidates without experience whose skills and talents would make them a fit are welcome to apply. We’re willing to train someone with the right mindset who is excited to work in a challenging and engaging environment. Education and experience in Business Management, Supply Chain, or other transferable fields will be prioritized. The requirements for this role are:

-               Strong research and analytical skills

-               Sound analytical thinking, planning, and problem-solving skills

-               Comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy, as this person will be responsible for executing a complex schedule with a number of outside partners

-               Proficiency in Microsoft Excel – advanced formulas, pivot tables, etc.

-               Creativity and out of the box thinking – international supply chains are messy and we need someone who can think on their feet and come up with creative solutions to problems as they arise


Location: Boulder, Colorado (Remote applicants will not be considered)


Application Deadline: 12/1/21



Matador offers competitive salary, healthcare, a very generous vacation policy, a great work atmosphere with free snacks, Kombucha on tap, ergonomic stand/sit desks, and great co-workers with a passion for travel and the outdoors.  Colorado compensation range listing requirement: $50,000-$80,000 annual, highly dependent on experience level and skillset.


To apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio through the Outdoor Industry Jobs portal or directlyto and include “Supply Chain Associate” along with your name in the subject line. We are not accepting candidates via recruiters. All applications will be reviewed, however, we may not be able to reply to every applicant.


Matador is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or any other protected characteristic.

About Matador

At Matador, we're focused on engineering high performance travel equipment. Our strengths in design, material technology, and construction give us an edge in developing innovative products that bring outdoor expertise to the pursuit of travel.

Matador has seen rapid growth over the company's 8-year history.  As a bootstrapped and profitable startup, we pride ourselves on doing more with less and moving faster than the competition.  

We're looking to continue building our dynamic team with the industry's best and brightest.