Branded Is Hiring!

Sourcing Manager


The traditional way of building and distributing retail brands is being disrupted with the digital revolution and the rise of digital native brands catering to the lifestyle and aspirations of the digital native consumers.
At Branded, we want to shape this transformation and become a global operator of leading brands.
Branded is a technology-driven e-commerce company that acquires, operates, and scales brands with category-winning products on global marketplaces.
Built by a team with a proven track record in e-commerce (Lazada, Amazon, Walmart, Goldman Sachs, SoftBank...), we have the right experience to build and grow outstanding brands on Amazon and beyond.
Branded has raised 150M€ from global investors Target Global, Declaration Partners, Tiger Global, Kreos Capital, Lurra Capital, Regah Ventures, Kima Ventures and Vine Ventures. Our team includes e-commerce pioneers and senior executives from Lazada,Amazon, Alibaba, SoftBank, and Goldman Sachs.
Since inception in the second half of 2020, Branded has amassed a portfolio of 20 best-selling and profitable brands with over 700,000 reviews on Amazon’s marketplace collectively generating $150 million in gross revenue.

We’re growing and expanding rapidly. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global high-growth start-up within his biggest seller’s team!

Job Description

About the role:
As a Sourcing Manager you who will be responsible for driving results and value through strategic procurement activities for a portfolio of CGP’s. These positions will be split between NPD and existing product sourcing optimisation and efficiency.

As successful candidates you will act as a strategic contributor to the overall mission of company growth, working closely with the Sourcing Director execute the strategic sourcing process across the company’s global portfolio of products.

You will work cross-functionally with other departments to drive close collaboration, serve as a point of contact between the vendors and business units driving the competitive sourcing strategy, and pursue value-creation opportunities.

What you will do:

  • 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 for the specific product line/category.
  • You will be responsible for sourcing vendors and key suppliers for a dedicated portfolio of products;
  • Improve Working Capital through Payment Terms extensions, Payment cycle optimization, Vendor Managed Inventories and Lead time reductions.
  • 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.
  • Prepare sourcing/market intelligence/supplier base management report, factory note and for Sourcing Director 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 5 years relevant working experience in buying office / trading /manufacturing industries of CGP.
  • 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.

Recruitment Process

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: Shanghai, China ()

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