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Procurement & Operations Manager

The Procurement and Operations Manager is responsible for the successful end-to-end Procurement and Operational Management of multiple brands. On the Procurement side, you will work directly with suppliers to implement efficient sourcing strategies across all brands to ensure competitive profit margin while partnering closely with Product Development to optimize product quality and performance. On the Operations side, you will be responsible for the effective and successful management of our 3rd Party Logistics vendor.

 Responsibilities

Procurement

  • Lead planning, implementation, and execution of sourcing strategy
  • Manage sourcing budget efficiently to ensure alignment with company objectives and goals
  • Partner with Product Development on supplier selection and price negotiation
  • Conduct rigorous analysis in order to scope and prioritize new sourcing opportunities within brands and categories
  • Manage PO creation, production timeline, tracking and delivery
  • Manage feedback to suppliers from Product Development and Creative
  • Manage the lifecycle and timeline of samples (initial rounds to pre-production to production samples)
  • Provide weekly production recap
  • Manage all testing and regulatory documentation and records
  • Partner with suppliers to obtain yearly audit to ensure all information is up to date
  • Develop strong, functional relationships with key suppliers and business partners
  • Identify opportunities for improving product quality and cost
  • Partner with Product Development to troubleshoot product issues related to development, production and/or delivery
  • Manage inventory of all incoming and current supplies
  • Conduct market research and analysis pertaining to potential suppliers and development opportunities

 Operations

  • Manage our 3rd Party Logistics vendor to ensure our supply chain is running efficiently to deliver best in class service to our customers
  • Partner with 3PL to develop our Standard Operating Procedures and ensure procedures are executed according to our standards
  • Ensure our 3PL is hitting monthly KPI’s in inventory accuracy, on-time shipping, and order accuracy; should 3PL be underperforming, work with them on a plan to achieve success
  • Partner with 3PL to develop and maintain quality assurance standards from inbound to outbound
  • Identify inefficiencies/risks and partner with our 3PL to develop mitigation plans
  • Weekly communication to the team to recap inbound update, QC issues, KPI’s, returns, etc.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Manufacturing – trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity
  • Knowledge of production – production cycle timeline
  • Financial and Business Acumen:  Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
  • Analytic Skills:  Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data; ability to drive and execute process analysis to identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Relationship Management:  Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
  • Influencing & Negotiation:  Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
  • Process Management:  Can identify and articulate the processes necessary to get things down efficiently and align resources to effectively complete activities
  • Risk Management:  Anticipate risks and identify contingency plans and processes
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Possess a keen eye for quality and detail
  • Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, prioritize, and adapt to a fast pace and changing environment
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3-5 years of work experience in sourcing/production, preferably in beauty
Additional experience in some of these areas preferred: operations/supply chain management, inventory planning

 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@emcosmetics.com with Procurement & Operations Manager in the subject line. 

 

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