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Senior Manager, Sourcing

Sourcing & Production | HQ, San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Senior Manager, Sourcing           
Sourcing and Production     







The Sourcing Manager is responsible for sourcing strategies based on innovation, costing, quality, and on-time delivery performance. This position must ensure that vendor selection is in support of product development design vision, cost, quality, and delivery requirements. This role is accountable for driving development metrics and meeting margin requirements.


Direct the development of the sampling process, including: (40%, Primary)

  • Select suppliers of raw materials based on core strengths, capacity, cost, and growth plans. 
  • Identify opportunities to improve design execution, quality, and cost on an ongoing eval cycle
  • Ensure all raw materials, tech packs, and product approvals are completed in time to meet production deadlines.
  • Own tracking of all aspects impacting product development; provide updates to Design, PD, and Production team.

Negotiate with factories: best cost, lead time, MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) to meet/exceed margin and cost targets for each new product at SKU level. (15% Collab).

Seek innovative cost savings opportunities at every touchpoint, including in-depth cost and business analysis across sourcing regions, suppliers, supply chain. (10%, Collab)

Establish, build, and maintain professional relationships with suppliers, manage supplier meetings, and travel. (10%, Primary)

Ensure adherence to seasonal milestone deadlines to deliver samples and costing requirements in line with critical path milestones. (10%, Primary)

Work with Inventory Control on item setup to ensure new SKUs are setup to meet PO deadlines (10%, Collab)

Develop and manage vendor agreements, contracts, confidentiality disclosure agreements, and scope of work agreements. (5%, Primary)

Partner with the Production team to help qualify alternate suppliers to support new and successful products. (5%, Collab)

Oversee the development or improvement of SOPs for development and sourcing functions as well as supplier best practices. (5%, Primary)

Budget Owner: No

Fiscal Accountabilities: Product Cost and Margin

Key Working Relationships:  This role must maintain strong working relationships with Merchandising, Design, Production, and Planning teams. 


Required Skills & Experience:

Minimum 7 years sourcing and purchasing experience, with at least 2 years in a management role

Undergraduate degree required

Excellent written and verbal business communication skills 

Able to make recommendations based on analytics for process efficiency in team environment and influence cross functional teams

Strong management and leadership skills to cultivate teamwork, coach, mentor, and motivate team to achieve positive results

Proficient with Microsoft office suite including strong Excel skills

Preferred: knowledge of eyewear industry a plus


Travel Requirements:

10% - Possible domestic & international travel 2-3 times per year 

Physical Requirements:

This position is based in an office environment.  Primarly sedentary work with occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Must be able to perform essential functions (with or without an accommodation) without posing a "direct threat" to the health and safety to self or others.

The Company reserves the right to alter, change, abolish and even combine jobs depending upon changing conditions.