Senior Sourcing Manager

As Sourcing Manager your goal is to ensure continuous product availability for current and future loyalty programs worldwide. You are responsible for the buying of the full portfolio of Branded and Licensed products from the Brands and Vendors. You manage your product category including new product development, making sure there is sufficient capacity available and buying is done at the most optimal locations, from both a cost and a logistical perspective. You manage the relationships with the brands, factories and vendors and develop new ones. It is your responsibility that all products and manufacturers are compliant.

 

Your success will be in your ability to deal with challenges – such as changing requirements and fixed deadlines – and to keep developing and delivering the products needed, while keeping internal and external stakeholders informed.

 

Your team and responsibility;

 Buying full portfolio

  • In charge of buying activities in EMEA region on both Branded and Licensed items
  • Cost negotiations and benchmarking
  • Ensure supplier base aligns with portfolio and sales planning (capacity, competitiveness, flexibility, lead times, reliability, quality level, development capabilities)
  • Developing new ranges and products in close cooperation with portfolio team
    • Collect initial prices and factory capacity based on product specifications.
    • Provide pricing benchmarks from different factories, production locations, specifications and possible alternative products
    • Ensure product quality in compliance with country- and client specific requirements;
  • Continuously ensure vendor base is optimized and matches the current and future needs of BL (perform regular supplier evaluations).

 Vendor Risk Management

  • Responsible for the full Vendor Risk management process (part of SOX)
  • Ensure vendor and product compliance (perform audits with QA team)
  • Conditions of purchase (buying contract) setup and maintenance 
  • Vendor / factory profile.

Sales Support Management

Provide expert product advice and support if needed

Capacity and production allocation.

Requirements

Who are you?

  • HBO/University degree
  • +6 years’ experience in international trading or merchandising
  • Familiar with the overall business process of supply chains, such as manufacture and logistics
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent English language skills, verbal and written
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills, able to anticipate
  • Willingness to travel frequently.

 What do we offer?

Are you up for the challenge? BrandLoyalty wants you to have fun in your work, contribute to our growth and share the successes with your team/company. This is just a short list of what BrandLoyalty can offer you:

  • Purpose driven company – happy people: happy colleagues, happy customers, happy consumers!
  • Personal & professional development opportunities within a multinational growth business;
  • Work a team with 50+ nationalities in over 55 countries around the world;
  • Part of a Fortune 500 company… with a young & agile attitude:
  • Exceptional terms of employment – compensation, on-site gym with personal trainers, healthy daily lunches cooked by an in-house team and spectacular team gathering;

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