Sourcing Manager EMEA

You are the to-go person when it comes to international buying and supplier selection. You are part of our EMEA sourcing team, consisting 3 experienced sourcing managers.


Your team and responsibilities

As Sourcing Manager, you are responsible for excellent buying conditions and processes for our product category Cookware that is offered in our loyalty programmes. You make sure there is sufficient capacity available at the most optimal locations. You manage the supplier relationships and develop new ones and take care that all products and suppliers are compliant to International, local and BL's requirements.

Buying process

  • You are an expert of the supplier market of your product categories and constantly monitoring the cost drivers of your products
  • You are responsible for winning negotiations in pricing, delivery conditions, payment terms (Condition of Purchase) with existing and new suppliers.
  • You coordinate the buying process for products: Product Specifications, supplier selecting and contracting, Streamline the production process and delivery.
  • You ensure Product quality in compliance with country- and client specific requirements, together with our QA department.

Vendor Risk Management

  • You manage relationships with our partners; suppliers in the EMEA region.
  • You are responsible for close monitoring the supplier market, initiate finding new suppliers to secure future sources.
  • You continuously ensure the vendor base is optimized and matches the current and future needs of BL (perform regular supplier evaluations).
  • You perform factory audits at potential and current suppliers in collaboration with our QA team.
  • You are responsible for the full Vendor Risk management process including contract management
  • You are responsible for the year closure with suppliers related to agreements.

Product development

  • You are part of our category sourcing teams (consisting of Product Management/ Sourcing/QA) support and execute feasibility studies and product development with suppliers following the product development milestones.
  • You are the source of input to our category sourcing teams for product knowledge/technical questions and ideation/new concepts from supplier knowledge/supplier market.
  • You select & develop suppliers who are the best total fit for BL needs like, capacity, competitiveness, flexibility, lead times, reliability, quality level, development capabilities.
  • You work closely together with quality in the product development phase to assist supplier to improve their quality and production processes.
  • Together with the Quality& Compliance manager you are responsible for product testing, setting the norms for inspection by writing a supplier handbook.
  • You are responsible for completion of logistical details + product details including BOM (bill of material) for new products.

Program preparation, planning and execution

  • You give input in the lead management phase on possibilities new production, lead times, capacity and MOQ.
  • You keep track of programme performance via Supply Chain Management to anticipate on performance changes and the impact on supplier /deliveries.
  • You are the main contact towards supplier in case of escalations during the programme.

Requirements

What qualities do you bring?

  • HBO or University Degree;
  • 3+ years of experience in international buying/sourcing, trading or merchandising;
  • Technical product/supplier knowledge in the requested relevant categories (preferably cookware but also ovenware/bakeware and/or glassware/dinnerware/(glass/plastic) food storage/textiles;
  • Strong negotiation skills, winning mentality, aiming for Win-Win;
  • Used to work in an international environment;
  • Willingness to travel frequently;
  • Excellent English language skills, verbal and written. Portuguese/Turkish is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus.

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:

  • Happy people: happy colleagues, happy customers, happy clients!
  • 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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