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Work with Black Box Safety

Black Box Safety, Inc. is a San Diego-based government contracting startup focused on responding to solicitations for life-saving technology to government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. We provide COVID-19 PPE, active shooter kits, safety harnesses; and anything needed to protect our countries front-line workers. 

We are a small company of less than 6 employees, which means there is lots of room for growth and learning opportunities within the company. The firm is entrepreneurial in nature, which allows for interns and employees to gain a great deal of exposure to all aspects of managing a start-up business.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:  

 

PURCHASING/SOURCING SPECIALIST

We are looking for a highly driven sourcing specialist to assist our company in sourcing materials, services, and goods at competitive prices and to inform top-level employees which suppliers to contract with. The purchasing agent typically spends the majority of their time performing extensive research using SQL on the best suppliers of services, goods, vendor, and manufacturers to purchase from. 

Responsibilities/Duties
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to obtain competitive pricing on behalf of the company.

  • Interact with suppliers to schedule delivery times, obtain tracking information, and resolve shipping disputes. 

  • Authorize payments, maintain receipts, records, and inventories.

  • Evaluate suppliers by considering price, quality, availability and other criteria.

  • Create Advanced Excel spreadsheet systems to analyze purchasing data and determine P & Ls  along with data driven best purchasing practices. 

  • Generate competitive quotes to provide to the sales team for internal review. 

 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 

We are looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented Executive Assistant to optimize the performance of our company’s president. The role of the Executive Assistant is to provide administrative support for the company president to ensure that he can efficiently accomplish key responsibilities and tasks. The Executive Assistant will manage the executive’s daily calendar, schedule meetings, confirm appointments, write itineraries, and arrange for transportation.

Responsibilities/Duties
  • Manage the executive’s calendar, including making appointments and prioritizing the most sensitive matters.

  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate records.

  • Provide administrative assistance, such as writing and editing emails, drafting memos, and preparing communications on the executive’s behalf.

  • Monitor office supply levels; reorder when appropriate.

  • Arrange executive travel, hotel and dining arrangements as needed.

  • Report generation from Excel.

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ANALYST

When a client is seeking information about the products and services that our company provides, the Business Development candidate will often be their first point of contact. The Business Development candidate will be responsible for helping the company to establish and obtain good relationships with prospective customers based on their assigned territory. They must build out trust and act as support for prospects, and ensure that they lead to future sales. 

Responsibilities/Duties
  • Conduct calls, write emails, and attend virtual meetings. 

  • Build and maintain relationships with prospective customers. 

  • Maintain records of all sales leads. 

  • Educate prospective customers on how products can benefit them financially and professionally. 

  • Monitor the company’s industry competitors, new products, and market conditions to understand a customer’s specific needs. 

  • Work closely with the marketing department to help establish and ensure brand consistency. 

  • Analyzing customer data and target audience to boost outreach utilizing Google Analytics and SEO in working with Marketing Department.

 

INTERNSHIP 

Interns will assist with a multitude of tasks relating to deal sourcing, marketing, and contract bids. The intern can expect to learn valuable skills that will be transferable to positions in small business entrepreneurship, starting a business and government contracting law. Interns will be given as much responsibility as they can handle, and all ideas/suggestions will be welcomed in the workplace. Interns may not be required to be physically present at all times and are allowed to work remotely if needed. 

Ideal candidates will have an existing foundation of small business development, startup culture, and entrepreneurship. We will always consider candidates without prior experience that can demonstrate a strong work ethic and aptitude for quick learning and strong communication. 

The internship is unpaid, however, in exchange for services Black Box Safety will provide the intern with a professional reference, resume review and critique, interview skill development, and the potential for future employment should the candidate wish to continue with Black Box Safety, Inc. as we grow.

 

Benefits Offered at Black Box Safety, Inc. 
  • PTO 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Health Insurance 
  • 401(k) 
  • Flexible Schedule 
  • Casual Environment 
  • 401(k) Matching 
  • Retirement Plan 

 

For position inquiries or to submit a resume, please contact info@blackboxsafety.com

View PDF of job descriptions Here