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Sr. Sourcing Manager, SPB Services LLCSeattle, WA2 months ago
1. Self-motivated and results driven.

2. Ability to build strong internal and external relationships.

3. Attention to detail and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

4. Experience in planning, negotiations, pricing, lean supply chain management, international logistics, product compliance, product development, branding, packaging, importing are a plus.

5. Experience in managing external third parties.

6. Expert with respect to Softlines product management with a focus on product costs.

7. An understanding of Softlines manufacturing and quality assurance processes.

8. Strong data-analyzing skills.

9.Demonstrated ability to stay up to date with market and product trend information for making cost and trend right products and support process and product innovation in the supply chain.

The Amazon Global Sourcing team is looking for driven individuals based in Seattle, USA to help execute Amazon’s Softlines Private Brands’ global sourcing program for Dark Green and core SPB sustainability. The Sr. Sourcing Manager will be responsible for executing and improving the best practices in Global Sourcing for DGB. The interaction touches almost every aspect of Amazon worldwide, including retail, operations, legal, product compliance, transportation, tax, treasury, accounting, graphic design, customer service, public relations etc. The Sr. Sourcing Manager role requires someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get things done. The talented individual will be able to manage the global sourcing execution process from A to Z; right from inception upto the Order placement stage covering key aspects of placement recommendations, product planning, capability building, vendor set-up and maintenance, pricing, packaging, vendor relations. The ability to work in a demanding but collegial, team oriented environment is a must, and management experience is required. This role may include international travel.

The Sr. Sourcing Manager will be an integral part of our Softlines Private Brands Sourcing Execution team, serving as the project manager between the Design, Brand Management, Product Development, Raw Material, In-Stock/Planning, Sourcing Operations, Quality, Social Responsibility and Logistics teams on all new product launches. In addition, the Sr. Sourcing Manager takes ownership of vendor relationships and manages the existing and new catalog from the supply side. The role will need managing a large vendor base, requiring a high level of project management and communication skills. The Sr. Sourcing Manager will demonstrate the ability to engage with a cross functional team to handle the portfolio of products on tight deadlines and navigate the inevitable production issues that arise with the many internal and external stakeholders. There will be a need to represent Amazon interests with suppliers and factories as well as be pragmatic about timeline requirements and conduct this in a way that earns trust with global stakeholders.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

  • Minimum of 18 years of professional experience managing product development & sourcing or manufacturing operations for Softlines.

  • Bachelor's degree (Fashion Technology, MBA or Advanced Engineering degree preferred).

  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products

  • Demonstrated knowledge of global sourcing.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in organizing, analyzing and presenting data

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

  • Must possess or be eligible to obtain a passport and VISA for travel essentials of the Job

  • Ability to coordinate factory evaluations for quality and social responsibility.

  • Basic knowledge to manage all CAP’s with factories around product inspections, testing and social responsibility.

  • Ability to evaluate factory WIPs and plan the necessary interventions.

  • Familiarity with PLM systems for product development updates and tracking.

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