This role is responsible for all aspects of the purchasing function for an established hardline retailer. Develops, implements, controls and adjusts the global sourcing strategy to successfully implement the company’s initiatives. This position reports directly to the President of the company.
Develop and implement a comprehensive and detailed global sourcing strategy based on business forecast, sales needs, and historical usage.
Maintain process and procedures to prequalify potential suppliers.
Ensure competitive vendor selection process is conducted fairly and sourcing decisions are approved and documented with clear explanations of decision rationale
Negotiate supplier agreements to meet quality and service levels.
Continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the sourcing initiative by analyzing historical data and improving policies and processes.
Demonstrate ongoing improvements in cost and quality of the products procured.
Monitor supplier performance to ensure that acceptable service levels are maintained. Implement and apply performance review and scorecard for all suppliers.
Ensure compliance with all applicable trade and customs regulations.
Perform routine supplier visits and, on occasion, take trips at short notice to troubleshoot issues.
Handle other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the management team to identify, manage, and oversee supplier relationships over multiple product lines.
Manages the day to day operations of the purchasing department.
Coordinate new product development program
Manage inbound logistics relationships
Manage international buying & QA team factory visits/inspections.
Manages budget and controls expenses effectively.
Coordinate with other functional departments to improve operations and achieve company goals
Supervises and coordinates the activities of staff in multiple countries.
Minimum 10 years of global procurement in an industrial setting.
BA/BS Degree from an accredited College or University, Degree in Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Administration, or Materials Engineering is preferred.
A track record of managing complex international sourcing projects.
Familiarity with customs regulatory compliance
Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Navision and Access experience very desirable
Strong business acumen and ability to analyze how trends that will impact the company’s business required.
Ability to drive aggressive implementation plans and schedules
Strong leadership presence, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level and across cultures.
Strong analytical, economic research, data interpretation and negotiation skills.
Highly organized and efficient. Capable of managing multiple projects
Requires 20-25% domestic and international travel.
First hand cultural knowledge and fluency in one or more Asian language is desired, Mandarin a plus.
About Moss Motors, Ltd.
Since its start in 1948, and still today, Moss Motors is a company run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Our customers drive and maintain vehicles that reflect golden days of British motoring and sports cars, and many of these dedicated individuals have been our customers for decades.Moss Motors' commitment to our customers and their cars runs deep. We make substantial investments into quality and support for the parts we provide. We are the most trusted name in classic British car parts not because we are the biggest; rather, it is due to the knowledge and character of our staff, Salespeople and Technical Support team. These women and men, many of whom have been at Moss for over 20 years, are indeed the best in the business.At Moss we work to provide you with the best parts and service at competitive prices. When you partner with Moss for the restoration or upkeep of your vehicle, you are assured of reliable, accurate and helpful assistance every step of the way. Moss Motors is headquartered in beautiful Goleta, California and hosts a warehouse and sales staff in Petersburg, Virginia, too. Both locations welcome visitors—we love to meet our customers in person!—and we invite British car clubs to schedule tours of our facilities as well.