Head of Global Sourcing
Our client a Global luxury beauty brand with a rich heritage are looking for a GLOBAL SOURCING MANAGER to support the Global Sourcing Team in establishing a European supply chain to effectively develop, launch & produce compelling new product. Reporting to the Head of Global Sourcing you will the Global Sourcing Team, based in the USA, to develop and refine product sourcing strategies to support the Global Marketing 3 Year Plan.
*Identify, qualify and on board suppliers best able to meet ongoing product portfolio needs
*Recommend new product line concepts
*Quickly respond to concept & design briefs with relevant market and supplier feedback and options.
*Build library of primary and secondary packaging options
*Participate actively in all cross-functional and line review forums,
*Responsible for the complete, accurate and timely issuance of Requests for Quote and accurate updating of the Costing Sheets
*Request, monitor and facilitate approval of pre-production samples.
*Work closely with Creative, Marketing, NPD, QA and Planning teams to ensure concepts meet all aesthetic, quality, capacity, inventory and margin objectives.
*Contribute to sample critique and approval in concert with Creative, Marketing and NPD.
*Review supplier quotes and select final supplier
*Negotiate and confirm final costs.
*Support development and maintenance of efficient global supply chain.
*Conduct annual cost reduction effort to effect margin improvement on carryover items.
*Manage 2nd sourcing and re-sourcing projects.
*Negotiate lead time and payment term improvements.