Procurement Manager - Converse Brand & Marketplace

Nike, Inc. Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

Converse is the story of a sneaker that started on the court and moved to the stage and street. We're a company ready for change and that's who we hire: the most malleable, the most innovative, and the most creative. Our clothes and sneakers have been worn by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, thinkers, and individuals. So that's why we hire individuals. So we're speaking the same language.

Money, Money Money So Important You Have to Sing It Three Times

You know money. You have hung out with money and money trusts you. And we need someone we can trust with money. Here's our proposal: we will make unique, interesting stuff that people want. You will handle the money and tell us what money is saying to you and we listen to you and everyone will make more money and we will get to make more unique things because of you. That's the equation.

Description

OurGlobal Procurement team helps Converse win by leveraging our suppliers and ourscale. We partner with our stakeholdersto drive value. We challenge the statusquo and bring innovative thinking. Weuse facts to create leverage. We aremotivated by results, not by process.And we act as one team across the globe.We are a magnet and engine for talent we bring in the best people fromacross the globe, challenge them to grow and help them build a career atConverse, within or beyond Procurement.

GlobalProcurement is looking for an impact-driven Brand & Marketplace SourcingManager who will join our team at Converse Headquarters in Boston,Massachusetts, primarily supporting the Converse business. You will be a part of a passionate, highperforming team of sourcing professionals supporting Nike and Conversestrategic priorities.

Inthis role, you will partner with Converse Brand, Retail, and Digitalstakeholders and with Global Procurement team members across North America,South America, Asia, and Europe to develop business and sourcing strategiesthat meet Converse and Nike, Inc. priorities.You will report to the Director of Procurement for Converse and you willhave a dotted line reporting relationship with the Sr. Director of Brand &Marketplace Procurement.

Youwill be responsible for partnering with Senior leaders and Global Procurementcolleagues to care for on-going partner relationships and identify andestablish new partnership relationships that support Converse and Nike, Inc.strategies.

You'llbe a trusted member of a global team with the following responsibilities:

  • Developtrusting and meaningful relationships with senior executives across multiplebusiness and brand, and marketplace functions

  • UnderstandConverse and Nike business needs and leverage data and market research todetermine and enable strategic goals

  • Performdeep market analytics and research to develop expertise across digital,technology, and supply chain categories

  • Activateand lead sourcing strategies and processes and leverage global colleagues tostrengthen strategies and follow through in geographies

  • Analyzebusiness proposals and align with long-term strategies

  • Negotiatecontracts with suppliers and internal stakeholders

CategoryOwnership

Youwill lead an innovative hypothesis-driven process to create and managecompany-wide category strategies that bridge organizational boundaries and thatspan the globe. You will use your analytical and research skills to helpdevelop and execute strategies to unlock supplier value, optimize demand, andimprove both internal and external processes. The strategies you help todevelop will touch every aspect of client-supplier interaction and will includeapproaches to improve supporting processes, procedures, and technologies atboth a local and global level.

Sourcing

Youwill advise and support Converse's business leaders during all phases of thesourcing life-cycle. You will be responsible for leading, resourcing, andexecuting sourcing strategies using the 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process. You will measure value captured, reportperformance, engage Legal support, and execute sourcing initiatives using asuite of sourcing and contract management tools. Spend analysis, riskmanagement, contracting, cost savings methodology, performance reporting,stakeholder engagement, and proficiency with sourcing tools are integral tosuccess.

ChangeManagement

Thisgrowth opportunity will also give you the chance to interact, present, andinfluence senior leadership to gain support for key initiatives andstrategies. In addition, you will workwith counterparts around the globe to implement these strategies at ageographic level. You will be an agent of change and a vital contributor inConverse's quest to realize its full potential.Within Global Procurement, we are on the Offense. Always. Join us.

Qualifications

  • 6-8 years of sourcing, with

Procurement or Strategic Sourcing for consumer goods, brand, retail ordigital

  • CPM or internationallyaccredited procurement qualification is preferred

  • Experience both with categorystrategy creation, and customizing strategies

  • Deep experience with operatingin a global-geo/regional model, strong collaboration and relationshipmanagement skills

  • Superior communication andpresentation skills

  • Strong influencing skills andthe ability to interact with senior leadership

  • Strong project managementexperience inclusive of developing action plans, identifying deliverables,and presenting results

  • Track-record of demonstratingan entrepreneurial spirit

  • Clean-sheet modeling andnegotiation methodology

  • TCO approach to spendmanagement (supply management, demand management, process management)

  • Experience with e-Sourcingtools is a plus

  • Ability to pass a backgroundcheck

  • Must be willing to travel

Converse is more than a company; it's a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we're different.

Job ID 00438419


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