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Title:  Manager, Regional Procurement - Drunk Elephant

 

Manage strategic regional procurement for the Drunk Elephant brand for Shiseido Americas while maintaining lowest total cost and highest quality and service.

Responsible for all Drunk Elephant procurement across all product lines and be the one point of contact for the brand. Directly responsible for the regional spend of approximately $75MM.  Lead the category/supplier segmentation and strategy development efforts. Work in partnership with the S&OP, Quality, New Product Development, Product Development teams by enabling business goals through strong supplier relationships and cost-effective procurement of goods and services.

Support and execution of procurement best practices.  Drive ownership and accountability for service, cost and cash throughout all levels of the procurement group.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Be the single point of contact for Drunk Elephant and be the liaison between the visual merchandising and component procuremnt teams.
  • Lead category segmentation and develop strategies for all products and services to allow for further classification and analysis.
  • Identify categories to benchmark historical performance and forecast future price movements, communicating necessary adjustments to plan.
  • Work with business partners to identifying supplier partnerships through activities such as; implementing alternative suppliers, alternative hardware/software/services and category innovation.
  • Lead RFX efforts, negotiation of supply agreements and commercial agreements where needed.
  • Manage and support new launch activity through quotations and lead time, onboarding of new suppliers, capacity analysis, quality concerns, etc.
  • Work on new innovations in the category.
  • Work with  functions to develop global strategies and create synergie across the organizations
  • Work with business partners to create and execute strategies for the category.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop processes and tools.
  • Develop annual cost savings, cash improvement and action plans to deliver the corporate objectives for year over year improvement in both.
  • Develop and monitor the use of appropriate KPI’s to measure and improve the effectiveness of the key elements of the procurement organization.

 

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Vertical:  Sr. Manager/Director
  • Horizontal:  CIO, DCOE, Brand eCommerce

Deliverables:

  • Annual Cost of Goods savings targets
  • Payment term improvements
  • Consolidation of supply base
  • Develop strategic supplier relationships
  • Category segmentation and strategy development and execution

 

Qualifications & Competencies:

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

    • 4-year academic degree, MBA a plus
    • Prefer procurement certificates.
    • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience operating in a procurement role, ideally in cosmetics/consumer goods industry.
    • Competent user of computerized IT systems – Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other associated scheduling, forecasting software packages
    • 3-5 years of experience working within a procurement tool (SAP, Ariba etc) environment at an advanced level
    • Travel as needed to visit suppliers, resolve issues etc for new launches and ongoing business.

 

KNOWLEDGE 

  • Thorough working knowledge of the Contract Manufacturing procurement category management.
  • Understanding of the cosmetic industry, brands and products
  • Understanding of payment terms, total cost of ownership, etc.
  • Understanding of supplier audit requirements to assess health and quality of suppliers
  • Cost modeling
  • Markets driving movements in pricing
  • Technology and Innovation driving category growth

 

          SKILLS

  • Drive for results
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Customer focus including the ability to collaborate and support business goals and objectives
  • Strong ability to influence
  • Attention to detail while being able to see the “big picture”
  • Ability to lead others through example, setting standards for performance, and creating accountability
  • Dealing with ambiguity and change
  • Verbal and written communication

                            

          ATTITUDES

  • Lead and Manage by influencing others
  • Ability to take feedback
  • Accountable and transparent
  • Team oriented and collaborative
  • “Can do” problem solving
  • Action oriented
  • Driven to Succeed through others

 

Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law.

Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law


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