Date Posted: 9/26/2017

Sourcing and Procurement Supervisor


  • A4D Inc
  • United States
  • California
  • Carlsbad
  • 5 year(s)
  • Full-Time
  • Not Available
Job Description

A4D is looking for a Sourcing and Procurement Supervisor in our Carlsbad CA office.

The Sourcing and Procurement Supervisor is responsible for generating and implementing efficient global sourcing and category management strategies. He or she will source, partner with manufacturers and vendors to ensure product execution and support growth, develop negotiation strategies to secure profitable deals, and lead/co-manage the process interfacing between the product creation team, marketing and operations to monitor the manufacturer/vendor performance matrix and keep them informed of future sourcing decisions.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

1) Sourcing Operations
• Partner with cross functional teams in the areas of sourcing, vendor relationships and costing of A4D products
• Manage new sourcing approval process, work closely with key stakeholders to ensure alignment and agreement on decisions
• Lead the vendor/factory performance matrix process in collaboration with the Logistics Manager to monitor performance and inform the future sourcing decisions
• Collaborate effectively with cross functional teams in different departments to ensure successful product launches that achieve the margin and quality goals
• Ensure timely commercialization process to meet goals

2) Sourcing Strategy and Costing
• Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies
• Partner with the right vendors to ensure product execution as well as to support future growth
• Develop negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals
• Lead the sourcing strategy for A4D assigned product categories
• Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
• Estimate and apply risk mitigation techniques to supplier business with vendors
• Support the sourcing strategy, costing and margin requirements as well as supporting the efforts from other departments (compliance, design and logistics)
• Stay up to date with current and future global trade agreements and regulations that may impact the course of our product sourcing decisions

3) Vendor Performance and Compliance
• Build relationships and effectively partner with internal and external partners, suppliers, agencies and colleagues to influence change
• Monitor, on an ongoing basis, the performance of the vendor/factory source base in compliance, development, quality & delivery
• Be a leader of continuous process improvement and best practice, participate on issues or projects that impact sourcing, development, costing, production flow or other related manufacturing areas
• Drive improvement by utilizing data from available/established tools and co-lead the enhancement of the data to drive improvements

4) Risk Management
Ensure sourcing function operates in accordance with established company policies, procedures and applicable laws, including but not limited to:
• Free-Trade Agreement
• Trade laws
• Custom regulations
• Code of Conduct and related policies

Job Requirements

WHO YOU ARE
You are highly motivated, driven and a person who gets things done and you want to be in the forefront of developing our product portfolio. You should have a passion for working in a true cross-functional environment and have an interest in continuous improvements with a clear commercial mind-set. You will work in an international and very dynamic and diversified environment.

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and/or equivalent years of experience
• Minimum of 5 years of related experience in manufacturing processes
• Experience working with factories globally, with emphasis in Asia
• Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams
• Proven ability to develop and maintain a stable vendor base
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of the apparel commercialization process and how to bring product to market while achieving margin and quality goals
• ERP experience and proficiency
PERKS
Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Gym Membership, Lots of Snacks, Free Coffee, Fun Work Environment

Perks

Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Gym Membership, Lots of Snacks, Free Coffee, Fun Work Environment

Date Posted: 9/26/2017

Sourcing and Procurement Supervisor


  • A4D Inc
  • United States
  • California
  • Carlsbad
  • 5 year(s)
  • Full-Time
  • Not Available