Branded Is Hiring!

Sourcing Director


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 Sourcing Team in Shenzhen. As a Sourcing Analyst, You will:
• Develop and execute the sourcing strategy for our CG product portfolio with ownership of each category performance in terms of total cost, quality and services;
• Develops & regularly maintains/up-dates short-, mid- and long-term category strategy, linking this strategy with overall business strategy/objectives, in alignment with departmental stakeholders (C-suite).
• You will have and continue to forge key relationships with (strategic) suppliers/industry leaders and develop those relationships on behalf of ATV Global being mindful of long-term mutually beneficial and ethical objectives as well as providing the business with access to supplier innovation.
• Manage the sourcing and purchasing activities such as price, T&C negotiations and to ensure continuity of supply, reduce total costs and prepare for future sourcing challenges.
• You will directly manage a team of sourcing managers and third parties, to be responsible for sourcing vendors and key suppliers;
• Improve Working Capital through Payment Terms extensions, Payment cycle
optimization, Vendor Managed Inventories and Lead time reductions.
• Develop a yearly budget depending on sourcing needs.
Reduce reliance upon third party sourcing methods/relationships with a focus
to bring the core of our highest revenue generating product sourcing in-house,
reducing cost spent on third party introductions.
• Management of third party sourcing relations with a view to reducing the need
for these partnerships with increased focus on internal sourcing.
• Manage the quarterly objective setting cycle and performance management requirements of their day to day roles.
• Develop team capability by identifying skill gaps and support them with training.
• Participate in all project milestone reviews and project conference calls related to sourcing/pricing/supplier management issues;
• Assisted in the development and management of an ERP system to manage PO's, agreed price/terms and shipment/on-time delivery tracking.
• Manage cross functional activities, identify the opportunity, prepare project and implementation plan.
• In collaboration with the Quality team, you will manage the supplier performance by using supplier scorecard and performance management tools;
• Lead the corrective action meeting with suppliers until rectification is complete.
• Perform new suppliers assessment with quality and engineering management team
• Supplier risk management. Ensure governance and customer specific compliances in suppliers. Ensure no financial risk to hamper products quality or supply.
• Analyse external market conditions such as commodity prices fluctuations, currency movements, demand and supply, and recommend actions to management
• Prepare sourcing/market intelligence/supplier base management report, factory note and review with the COO as required.
• Adhoc duties and project work as required to support the operational performance of the business.

Preferred Experience

*Who you are *:
• Bachelor’s degree in business management, supply chain/operations management, engineering or related field is required.
• Professional qualification in purchasing management or supply chain from the recognized organization is preferred (i.e. CPM, MCIPS).
• At least 10 years relevant working experience in buying office / trading /manufacturing industries with 5 years of people management skill.
• Familiar with manufacturing industries of CGP and well versed with the operational linkage among sales, customer services, supply chain, production, and quality.
• Broad knowledge of international trade, including deep understanding of retail supply chain and operations.
• Candidates with a strong sourcing network will be considered a priority.
• Familiar with PC, SAP or Oracle, ERP, MRP, DRP operations.
• Good team player, possess strong analytical skill and project management, and with effective communications.
• Good command of both spoken and written English and Chinese / Mandarin.
• Excellent communication skills and thorough understanding of cross cultural communications.

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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