Global Sourcing Manager (Retail)
Company: Love's Travel Stops
Posted on: May 26, 2023
Req ID: 407648
This position is located at our office in OKC
BASIC PURPOSE : The Global Sourcing Manager will execute the Love's global sourcing initiatives for the merchandising department. This includes product development, process creation and implementation, overseas supplier relations, and internal collaboration. This GS manager will be responsible for driving gross profit dollars by executing private label programs and supporting merchandising initiatives.
Complete control of the product develop process
Product selection, package creation & supporting logistics
Develop product roadmaps
Negotiation with suppliers on the cost of goods
Build and maintain a network of suppliers for direct import programs/products
Execute global sourcing processes including but not limited to an RFQ/RFP bid process, workflow, and timeline processes for international and domestic sourcing
Work with internal teams to understand and refine the process of importing goods, maintaining them in our warehouses, and distributing them to over 800 locations
Support merchandising teams to implement private label programs to drive gross profit dollars in multiple categories and create brand strategies within the category
Help educate merchandising teams on categorical trends and cost analysis
Support inventory team on in stock, turns, and order forecasting
Work with 3rd party compliance companies to ensure quality standards and vendor accountability for all imported products
Overseas travel would be required
Handle other duties assigned as needed
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
HS Diploma or equivalent required
Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or related field preferred
3+ year of experience in product development, brand development, or global sourcing required
Experience with the following categories is a plus: Automotive, Consumer Electronic Accessories & General Merchandise
Experience as a buyer, in category management, in merchandising, etc. is a plus
SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Hard Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Power Point knowledge, and software including database applications
Soft Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, keen attention to detail, ability to multitask, strong organizational skills, flexible, good relationship skills. Ability to work with various levels of management, and self-motivated to take on additional tasks.
Typical Physical Demands:
Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping.
Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
Requires normal range of hearing and vision.
Must be available to travel when needed (traveling by car and plane about 50% of the time).
Job Function(s): Corporate
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we've provided customers with highway hospitality and "Clean Places, Friendly Faces." We're passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love's Family of Companies includes:
Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry's safest trucking fleets
Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert
Req ID: 407648
Keywords: Love's Travel Stops, Miami , Global Sourcing Manager (Retail), Executive , Miami, Florida
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