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Sourcing Director, Program Management and New Product Introduction

Walpole, MA, USA | Thrasio

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Sourcing Director, Program Management and New Product Introduction will provide cross-category sourcing management leadership to a variety of Sourcing projects and support and guide New Product Introduction teams. The position will report to the Senior Director Global Strategic Sourcing and Contract Manufacturing. 


The role will serve as the Central Sourcing interface with various cross-functional teams to ensure integration and execution of best-in-class supplier engagement processes to deliver on time-to-market, cost, quality and innovation goals while mitigating risk. This position will be the focal point for Sourcing to support the integration of suppliers of new businesses and the development of new products by leveraging the capabilities of incumbent portfolio of suppliers.


They will be the lead in a variety of cross-category projects to enhance across the board cost optimization and efficiency improvement efforts. During the identification of new product categories, they will take the lead in understanding the supply chain requirements, assess if incumbent capabilities can be utilized and if not, pioneer the efforts to source the optimum supply base. This position will partner closely with the Sourcing Category Directors to understand the incumbent supplier capabilities, category strategies and provide insight to them on upcoming product and category requirements.


This is an exciting, dynamic role in which you will work closely with the product development and supply chain teams understanding Thrasio’s portfolio of products, supply base and category strategy and will be able to influence it.


Main responsibilities include:


Assist the supply chain due diligence efforts during acquisitions such as understanding the stability of new suppliers and their capabilities to early identification of supplier and value consolidation opportunities and optimizations.

LeadSourcing’sinvolvementinsupport of newproductdevelopmentacross existing and new categories..

Work with the new product launch stakeholders to establish category roadmaps which identify future needs, and drive supplier scouting and supplier capability sharing forums to proactively meet those future needs.

Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders across internal and external teams.

Contribute to the success of projects by positioning contract manufacturing and category sourcing management to be key stakeholders in making decisions.

Provide innovative solutions based on a deep understanding of incumbent supply base capabilities to bring added value on products and processes, in partnership with the contract manufacturing & category sourcing directors.

Set-up and execute a comprehensive plan to manage project efforts in a fast-paced environment.

Lead simultaneous projects by making clear prioritization across projects, manage resources, set goals and drive necessary stakeholder engagement.

Analyze and support the development of new suppliers for new categories 


What you bring to the party:


Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing or industrial engineering is required. An MBA will be a plus.

10 years in a global leadership role managing contract manufacturing, global category and strategic sourcing programs & teams for a variety of consumer products.

Ability to work in collaborative, team environment; ability to cultivate and maintain effective business partner relationships through earned respect and trust.

Ability to autonomously and successfully deliver multiple programs in close collaboration with key stakeholders.

Broad exposure to a wide range of hardline and softline consumer product categories from electronics, kitchenware, cut & sew, home goods to sports and fitness is a plus.

Have a working knowledge of Intellectual Property matters

Strong analytical and communication skills required.

A global citizen with outstanding people leadership across organizational levels, functions, cultures, and geographies

Flexibility to travel 30% international and domestic


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