- Project Management
- Microsoft Word
- Analysis Skills
- Leadership Experience
The Global Sourcing Sr. Manager is responsible for developing sourcing solutions with manufacturers for our Private Brand business. This position will be responsible for successfully identifying and developing opportunities to deliver growth of assigned sourcing geography in support of our Private Brand growth. The Sr. Manager will clearly articulate solutions to the merchandising teams on benefit to margin and product vitality in a timely manner.
The Sr. Manager is expected to understand sourcing within a retail organization, lead a cross functional projects teams and leverage strong solution design and project management skills to deliver timely benefits. The Sr. Manager should have solid negotiation skills and understanding of product features and functions to present best alternatives to source from. Strong communication (both verbal and written) and leadership skills will be required to succeed.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
35%-Partner with suppliers to develop product and assortment proposals
25%-Research, identify, and evaluate suppliers that can manufacture products under Private Label brands
20%-Support Merchant Product Development to successfully bring product to market
10%-Create presentations to convey clear messages to internal and external audiences
10%-Resolve Project Issues and risk management
NATURE AND SCOPE
Position reports to Vice President Global Sourcing.
Position has direct reports
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel: Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 7 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Deep understanding of Manufacturing Process
Demonstrated Full Lifecycle Project Management experience
Logistics and supply chain experience
Product development lifecycle knowledge
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Strong Analytical skills
Knowledge of negotiation principles
Ability to build a project cost benefits analysis and measure performance versus expectations
Ability to resolve conflict and manage through challenging situations
Ability to analyze supplier performance to identify and manage performance gaps
Mastery of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visio, Project applications
Ability to prioritize multiple projects and initiatives
Ability to clearly communicate across functions and various levels
Experience leading cross-functional matrixed work-teams