Product Development Sourcing Mgr - Drugstore, Pets & Consumables

Meijer Inc. | Grand Rapids, MI

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Posted Date 12/04/2019
Description This position works with key international and domestic vendors, Softlines Merchandising and Product Development to increase share growth, by sourcing materials or finished goods to deliver Meijer Own Brand products as good as or better than national brands.

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What You'll be Doing:

  • Provide domestic and global product sourcing expertise to the team and the entire Softlines organization utilizing a skill set that includes sourcing strategy development, vendor identification/evaluation and negotiation, order placement and production management.
  • Provide raw material and/or finished goods sourcing support for Meijer Softlines Own Brands.
  • Partner with the Director of Product Development, other Meijer functional positions (e.g. QA, Packaging, Merchandising, etc) and Li & Fung (or designated Meijer agent representative).

What You Bring with You (Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area required (Procurement, Product Development, Merchandising, Manufacturing).
  • 4+ years of experience in product sourcing both domestically and globally.
  • Product Sourcing Manager experience for an apparel retailer, wholesaler or manufacturer and have 4+ years of experience with steady progression to positions of increased responsibility.
  • Must have a successful track record sourcing raw materials/finished product both domestically and globally.
  • Must have successful track record sourcing apparel products, (wovens, knits, sweaters, outerwear,) and understand the marketplace trends/dynamics.
  • Must be aware of current trends in the industry, and be passionate about apparel.
  • Proven ability to develop sourcing strategies for raw materials and finished products.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proactive thinker and problem solver.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Does not have P&L responsibility, but must have a record of solid financial success in product sourcing and P&L management.

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