Manager - Sourcing (Beauty & Personal care)


A comprehensive role which involves all aspects of sourcing and project management – vendor
identification, vendor onboarding, negotiations, supply chain management, and driving new product
development projects to support business growth
Role & Responsibilities:
? Vendor development and management for private label brands
o Identifying vendors (product, packaging) for different segments in the beauty and
personal care category
o Evaluating and shortlisting vendors based on commercial and quality parameters
o Setting up supply chain to source from different vendors while ensuring import
registrations, regulatory and legal requirements are fulfilled
o Leading negotiations and cost improvement projects to improve profitability
o Signing up contracts and agreements with vendors to ensure that data and intelligence
is protected
o On-going vendor management for capacity planning, product development, production
and issue resolution
? Project Management
o Managing all project networks to ensure timely launches of new products / variants
o Identifying and mitigating risks proactively to enable a faster go-to-market
? Operational Excellence
o Establishing operations to support the forecasted plans in order to achieve top line goals
o Responsible for ensuring production and order fulfilment as per business projections
o Managing and improving supply chain OTIF
o Ensure that inventory is managed to avoid out of stock or slob situation
o Plan for ordering cycle effectively to maintain freshness of stock
? Cost Control and Budget Management
o Managing costs to deliver product and packaging solutions that are within the target
cost identified by the business team
o Leading cost improvement projects to improve profitability
? Team / Stakeholder Management - Working closely with buying / brand management,
category, sales and planning teams for delivery of business plans
? Projects– Lead the key initiatives from a sourcing standpoint to support category growth
plans through streamlining vendor management across all categories

Qualifications &  Experience
? 6-8 years of experience overall, with good exposure in Beauty and Personal Care Space
? Experience in at least one of relevant functions any industry in BPC space - (in retail /
branded space – sourcing, supply chain, project management)
? Strong knowledge of vendors and systems in the beauty and personal care space
? Experience in Project management
? Good analytical skills - collecting, analysing and interpreting data; Sound problem solving