Branded Is Hiring!

Purchasing Agent

About

At BRANDED, we are building a global digital consumer product platform that transforms marketplace sellers into international brands loved by millions. We hire talented individuals who are enthusiastic in partnering with the most successful founders of third-party brands on Amazon and other marketplaces to help them unlock growth and achieve global scale.

Since inception in late 2020, we have quickly scaled our platform to a growing portfolio of best-selling brands with more than 700,000 reviews on Amazon's marketplace, collectively generating $150m in gross revenue. Through our global presence in New York, Paris, Miami, London, Berlin and Asia, we have the ability to create a preeminent global multi-brand e-commerce platform in a growing e-commerce marketplace.

BRANDED's leadership team is composed of e-commerce pioneers and senior executives from Goldman Sachs, SoftBank, Lazada, Alibaba and Amazon, and combines decades of investment, technology, operation and supply chain experience. Leading investors have joined our journey including Target Global, Declaration Partners, Tiger Global, Kreos Capital, Lurra Capital, Regah Ventures, Kima Ventures and Vine Ventures.

We are looking for top talent to join us!

Job Description

What you will do:
We are building up our Global Soucing Team in Shenzhen. As a Purchasing Agent, You will:
• Take full ownership of all assigned suppliers such that tasks related to them are all carried out effectively and on-time with positive outcomes. The relationships with those suppliers have strengthened as evidenced by improved communications, delivery performance, reliability and alignment on key issues.
• The number of production exceptions (undesirable events) due to factors under their direct control has been zero.
• To have met or exceeded all the following KPIs for suppliers under their management:

  • Perfect order % > 90% (the number of POs that fall inside the required schedule from day of issuance to goods on-the-water).
  • On-time delivery tolerance: +/-10% of due date (the overall average delivery performance from PO issuance to agreed cargo ready date).
  • Average lead time: Decreasing quarter to quarter
  • Average payment term: Decreasing quarter to quarter
  • CoG control: Average CoG decreasing quarter to quarter • All the data related to suppliers, products, orders and shipments for their segment has been organised, up-to-date and accurate throughout the year.

Daily activities:
• Train and onboard newly qualified suppliers, ensuring they are prepared to manufacture and deliver products that meet company requirements as quickly as possible. Through regular communication, including on-site meetings, establish excellent rapport and service provision from suppliers, aligning them to company business and end customer needs.
• Discover and communicate timely status updates to the wider Supply Chain team, marketing and other stakeholders, through email, chat, con call and by entering accurate data in company systems. Escalate critical issues to Supply Chain management, inventory management, quality and other relevant teams.
• Identify, analyse and proactively solve production, shipping and quality related issues to ensure smooth flow of goods and consistent re-order cycles.
• Implement new Purchase Orders, Shipping Orders and vendor payments on-time and to-plan, taking any action deemed necessary to mitigate risk and ensure compliance to company policies.
• Work with forwarders, brokers and other parties as required to deliver bulk shipments from factory to final destination warehouse and provide timely updates throughout.
• Collaborate with the quality team and suppliers to clearly communicate, provide input into and resolve customer complaints and other quality issues.

Preferred Experience

*Who you are *:
• 5+ years experience in consumer-products purchasing

  • preferably within a fast-paced distribution, wholesale or FMCG sectors
  • You have demonstrated experience working with high SKU counts, sourcing multiple suppliers and delivering exceptional product service to customers across many countries.
  • Experience in Amazon or other e-commerce is an advantage. • Fluent in written and spoken English, with experience working in wholly foreign-owned company(s) and global teams. • Able to understand and work with large and interconnected data sets, such as spreadsheets and databases.
    • You have prior experience of ERP systems such as Oracle, JDA, SAP or bespoke company tailored inventory planning systems.
    • You have a very strong attention to detail and analytical skills, picking systems and processes up quickly and are willing to learn. • You have a proven track record of supplier facing engagement with a strong emphasis of relationship building and negotiation along with a customer centric attitude towards being easy to do business with.
    • Familiar with factory and trade operations. • You are confident working in a team where the role requires autonomy and use of initiative. • You are results driven, highly organised and able to prioritise workloads with competing priorities and deadlines.

We are seeking for people who:
• You can have chance to lead project on your own and get support from team from all aspects.
• We are putting you on a cutting-edge bussine model platform and providing superior leaderhip team from magnate companies with excellent insights of E-commerce, Supply Chain, Markrting, Technology and Operation.
• Agile Team.
• Competitive Salary and Benefits.

Recruitment Process

Next steps
If you are ready to join our fast-paced new company, apply below! I will personally review your application within the following week. If your profile and experience fit our requirements, I will invite you for a first phone call.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin will be considered. No qualified applicants will be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Shenzhen, China ()

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