Manager, Sourcing

Job Description

Title: Manager, Sourcing

Company Name: WMGS Bangladesh Private Limited

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ University - 4-year degree/ Bachelors

Experience Requirements:
∎ 5 to 7 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Primary Purpose of Org. Unit :
∎ Direct and manage the sourcing process to execute Merchant strategies
∎ Manage the demand and execution side of sourcing to ensure timely execution of orders
∎ Train and educate suppliers on Walmart process and procedures
∎ Contacts:
∎ Internal: (Retail market ,Buyer, GS QA team , Responsible Sourcing , Logistics ,Origin Replenishment , BTV Product Development Coordinator/Manager ,BTV Global Sourcing Team , BTV Direct Imports)
∎ External: (Suppliers, Factories, Consumer Testing Laboratories )

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Primary Purpose of Position:
∎ Lead identified sourcing opportunities to ensure suppliers/ factories capability and timely order execution.
∎ Ensure smooth order placement to compliant factories
∎ Guide cross functional partners/Suppliers to ensure product quality, delivery and price objectives are met or exceeded.
∎ Ensure the timely follow up of all sourcing activities with cross functional team/suppliers
∎ Ensure Value Unlock savings are captured, including trade benefits, at order placements to enable cost savings to be tracked.
∎ Data analysis and compilation of reports.
∎ Essential Functions of the Job:
∎ Ensure appropriate/workable T&A and WIP are in place for smooth order execution
∎ Understand suppliers capabilities, capacity and performance, Plan factory visits to monitor production and assess factory capacity.
∎ Use in-depth understanding of component pricing to provide cost saving opportunities.
∎ Actively participate in order placement decisions.
∎ Lead sourcing initiatives/projects with cross functional partners.
∎ Provide coaching/guidance to subordinates on sourcing activities.
∎ Analyze and report on Supplier related performance data
∎ Continuously develop product & market knowledge.
∎ Specific Duties and Accountabilities of the Job:
∎ Manage T&A, track for timely execution of orders, and proactively identify potential product/ production issues.
∎ Identify and resolve product spec issues upfront, distribute product spec to designated suppliers
∎ Partner with Cross functional teams as needed to achieve quality, price and delivery requirements.
∎ Ensure suppliers quotations and samples are completed within required timelines.
∎ Ensure order placement and execution meets expectations on capability, capacity, quality and delivery performance.
∎ Maintain performance data of each supplier on a regular basis & determine actions to address any concerns.
∎ Travel to factories and provide feedback on factories/suppliers capacity and technical abilities to support the market requirements
∎ Compile relevant business reports and recaps to better understand and manage the business.
∎ Manage the buying trip from A-Z including pre-trip, itinerary set up, cost negotiation to finalization to ensure the trip objectives are fully achieved.
∎ Provide insight on product reengineering opportunities and value unlock solutions to current products that improves product and lowers cost.
∎ Coordinate and validate any new factory requests from suppliers.
∎ Assume additional responsibilities and perform special projects as needed or directed

Additional Requirements:
∎ +5 years experience in Manufacturing or merchandising experience
∎ Knowledge of suppliers and factories. Able to evaluate suppliers competence and capability.
∎ In-depth knowledge & understanding of garment construction & production capability.
∎ Able to identify creative alternative solutions to solve problems.
∎ Highly motivated with high sense of urgency, good interpersonal skill, patience, analytical skill, proactive & takes ownership.
∎ Ability to train subordinates to work independently.
∎ Able to manage multiple projects/tasks in an organized manner to meet on-time objectives.
∎ Team player with ability to work with associates from different cultures.
∎ Good negotiation skills in working with suppliers on product and price.
∎ Excellent command of English and local language.
∎ Strong communication skills.
∎ Excellent problem solving skills.
∎ Proficient PC skills including MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
∎ Basic production and manufacturing knowledge.

Salary: Negotiable

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 26 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 27 May 2021
∎ WMGS Bangladesh Private Limited
∎ Address : Bay’s Edgewater (4th Floor), Plot # NE (N) 12, North Avenue | Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212 | Bangladesh

Category: Garments/Textile

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