Branded Is Hiring!

Sr. Sourcing Manager


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 & Shanghai. As a Senior Sourcing Manager, You will:
• 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.
• Develop a supplier sourcing strategy and implement in the supply based management strategies that lead to source products based on the brand criteria while paying attention to Cost, Quality, Lead-time, on-time delivery, Inventory etc.
• Be a Skilled influencer, able to communicate complex messages to others. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May lead multi projects with moderate risks and resource requirements.
• Use judgment to make decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems that impact the function. Take new perspective on existing solutions.
• Supervise or lead regular business reviews to drive/improve vendor performance.
• Be a good individual contributor for assigned projects and set role model for the team members. Build and develop a diverse and high performing team.
• Management of third party sourcing relations with a view to reducing the need
for these partnerships with increased focus on internal sourcing.
• 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.
• Analyse external market conditions such as commodity prices fluctuations, currency movements, demand and supply, and recommend actions to management.

Preferred Experience

*Who you are *:
• Bachelor’s degree in business management, supply chain/operations management.
• 12+ years relevant working experience in buying office / trading /manufacturing industries
• Broad knowledge of international trade, including deep understanding of retail supply chain and operations.
• Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products.
• Strong presentation and writing skills. Excellent communication skills and thorough understanding of cross cultural communications.
• Strong data analysis and strategic thought process
• Candidates with a strong sourcing network will be considered a priority.
• Able to travel locally, 50% in Shanghai, 50% in Shenzhen.

We are seeking for people who:
• Are owners. Our people think long term and don’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. They act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just their own team. They never say “that’s not my job”.
• Are continually raising the bar. Our people drive their teams to deliver high quality products, services and processes. They ensure that defects do not get sent down the line and that problems are fixed so they stay fixed.
• Are sincerely open-minded, and are willing to examine their strongest convictions with humility.
• Nurture and embrace differing perspectives to make better decisions. Our company is global from the get go, collaborating effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures is key.

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: Shanghai, China ()

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