Senior Own Brands Sourcing Manager

BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

Massachusetts, United States Remote

Full time

Sep 13

Full Job Description

Join a team of more than 32,000 team members, comprised of our home office and over 229 clubs and 7 distribution centers. We’re committed to delivering value and convenience to our Members, helping them save every day on everything they need for their family and home. BJ’s Wholesale Club offers a collaborative, team-oriented environment where all team members can learn, grow and excel.


Job Summary

Responsible for establishing and managing a vendor matrix to source high quality Own Brand products based on a deep understanding of vendor process and production capabilities that delivers against member-centric product goals, profitability, and operational objectives. Partners with current and prospective BJ’s suppliers to negotiate the best possible cost considering the product objectives, supply chain / operational needs of the business. Works with a cross functional Own Brand team (comprised of Own Brand Management, Product Development, Packaging Design and Quality) to execute a roadmap of projects that deliver top and bottom-line Own Brand growth.

Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Leads vendor sourcing initiatives that deliver outstanding product quality and advance the profitability of BJ’s Own Brand products
  • Partners with the Own Brand Manager and Merchant teams to understand the strategic initiatives of the business and defines a sourcing strategy that meets the needs of our members and our business
  • Establishes and manages the vendor matrix for a set of categories to meet current and future product and operational needs, provide contingencies and manage risk
  • Negotiates product cost based on a strong understanding of cost drivers including geography, packaging, shipping, transportation, order volumes and frequency to deliver strong value to BJs members and profitability to the business
  • Works closely with the planning and allocation team to understand their needs and objectives and remediate operational issues that arise
  • Implements strategies to advance responsible sourcing objectives that support BJ’s objectives for sustainability and social responsibility
  • Stratifies and manages vendor relationships to advance mutual financial and partnership objectives
  • Applies an understanding of global trade to shape sourcing strategies, manage business needs and deliver strong results

Qualifications

  • 7 Years of international or domestic sourcing or merchandising experience
  • Significant negotiations experience
  • Track record of driving exceptional results in a cross functional environment
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Working knowledge of product manufacturing
  • Strong curiosity, problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills – thrives in a team environment
  • Project management skills
  • Exceptional prioritization ability focused on delivering against most important outcomes and influencing key stakeholders

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Years of Experience

  • 7 Years’ Experience in retail sourcing or merchandising

Environmental Job Conditions

  • Willing to travel internationally or domestically


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