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We are looking for a highly motivated Head of Global Sourcing.  This role is critical for developing and managing the multi-national supplier outsourcing strategy, optimizing costs, managing vendor performance, and driving innovation for both a pipeline of current production and new product introduction. In addition, the Head of Sourcing is responsible for implementing the highest quality and compliance standards throughout their team.  He/She will collaborate with the brand teams across multiple geographies to manage end-to-end sourcing solutions and ensure that costs remain within budget across the global network.  Partnering with business unit leads and support functions, he/she will ensure alignment of capacity and on-time delivery of materials required to support operations. The role reports directly into the VP of Brand Management.

Design and manage a robust sourcing strategy for Opontia brands globally across multiple products and categories; Deploy category management and segmentation to focus efforts in the most critical areas of spend

Lead procurement strategy for the company; Drive process to enhance speed to market and discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers

Ensure that supplier capacity is aligned with demand, capacity is secured proactively and that suppliers can react quickly to changes in demand minimizing the need for extensive inventory to mitigate backorders. A successful candidate will ensure that Opontia has key relationships to ensure prioritization during times of supply disruption and/or rapidly changing demand.

Deliver lowest overall cost through key negotiation tactics and analysis of end-to-end cost implications in sourcing and financial metrics that enhance the brand margins ensuring that as much of the top line revenue as possible falls through to the bottom line

Assess quotes and compile a detailed assessment of cost breakdown, generating quote comparisons and contributing to internal supplier selection based on the quotes

Establish high standards of quality check to ensure compliance with regional safety regulations as well as customer and corporate quality standards

Estimate risks and deploy risk minimizing techniques

Ensure cross-functional resource and capacity alignment between cross country departments

Define, drive and monitor performance ensuring continuous improvement on KPI’s associated with Sourcing and Procurement metrics (ex. Improved costs/ margins, inventory management improvement in turns and service levels, availability rate and turn time, sourcing effectiveness, and savings)

Develop an engaged and high-performing team. Provide clear direction and balanced performance feedback; coach, develop, and challenge direct reports


7 to 10 years of experience in managing sourcing operations across multiple categories from various countries

A thorough understanding of building sourcing teams, and proven experience in sourcing methodologies

Strong negotiation skills

Sound time-management and organizational skills; Excellent communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills with the ability to make quick judgement calls under pressure.

Desire to work in a high-growth startup environment. Ability to work in a fast-changing environment and deliver results consistently

Job Category: Brand Management
Job Location: UAE

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