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Associate Director, Sourcing Consumables - Private Brands

Company: Chewy, Inc.
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Our Opportunity: -
We are growing and looking for a sourcing expert who can scale the business, develop suppliers and be strategic & tactical! If you get excited about this, then talk to us! - -
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We are seeking an Associate Director of Sourcing, Consumables who will drive sourcing for core foods portfolio (Dry and Wet) and collaborate with internal stakeholders to monitor the performance of our supply partners. - You will be responsible for driving the long-term strategy and execution for sourcing and manufacturing to drive business growth and a best-in-class Customer Experience. You should be Customer Focused and have a strong background in sourcing methodologies. You should understand supplier segmentation and know how to drive improvements across the supply chain while raising the bar on quality, fill rates, cost, and transparency. Attention to detail, eye for creativity and innovation, developing long term partnerships with manufacturers, and strong negotiation skills are some of the key characteristics to be successful. You partner with a talented team consisting of business planning, quality, R&D, and supply planning professionals. You will also be partnering with cross-functional leaders across category management and marketing, finance, and supply chain, to deliver on the product roadmap. - -
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Come join one of the fastest growing businesses in Chewy and the pet industry! - -
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What you'll do:--- -


Drive strategic sourcing and manufacturing plans, objectives, and financial goals utilizing a proven sourcing process. Influence senior leaders to gain approval. - -
Lead the evaluation, design, and development of sourcing capabilities, scale the sourcing business while raising the bar on product quality. - -
Conduct supplier risk assessments and develop / execute strategies to manage costs and ensure partnerships are favorable to Chewy. -
Be a thought leader with respect to sourcing processes and policies which can be easily utilized by other sourcing groups in Chewy.
Work cross functionally to scale processes and leverage data to create dashboards which drive supplier accountability and performance. -
Develop relationships with external suppliers while holding them to high operating and quality standards. -
Travel domestically and represent Chewy in industry forums, shows, etc.
Drive cost and quality improvements. Be an excellent negotiator. -
Ensures all activities are conducted in compliance with domestic and international federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances.
Drive responsible sourcing across all products, drive sustainability, and high-quality product development. -
Lead and develop a team of sourcing professionals. -

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What You'll Need: -

7+ years of sourcing and product development experience preferably in e-commerce or Retail. -
3+ years of experience in manufacturing in Food space (preferred pet food). -
In-depth working knowledge of manufacturing relationships. - -
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. -
Experience with data driven decision making and cost P&L ownership. -
Ability to travel 30%+. - -

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Bonus (if applicable): -

MBA -
Private Label Experience in e-commerce or Retail -
Experience leading high performing teams and working in premium consumer goods segment -

-Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Chewy, please contact . -
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Keywords: Chewy, Inc., Bellevue , Associate Director, Sourcing Consumables - Private Brands, Executive , Bellevue, Washington

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