Responsible for leading Sourcing team, Overseas Office (Shanghai), Quality and Testing Team, and Customs Compliance Team across multiple business divisions and product categories.
Ability to develop strategic sourcing strategies that address current and future economic and supply chain models.
Collaborates across multiple teams both internally and externally including Merchandising, Inventory, Product Development, Operations, Logistics and Transportations. Maintains strong relationships with external vendors and partners including agents, factories, consolidators, value added services and inspections.
Responsible for achieving COGS goals, by directly monitoring and acting on currency, commodity, raw materials, labor, tariff and transportation inputs.
Leads development of strong supplier base, continuing to optimize production capabilities and economies of scale.
Directs sourcing processes and procedures to procure products which meet cost, design, quality and value objectives. Inclusive of supplier research and development, product specifications, material research and development, periodic category costing analysis and renegotiation, management of pre-production and production approval process, and product inspection and testing.
Oriental Trading Company, a Berkshire Hathaway Company (http://www.orientaltrading.com) is the nation’s leading direct marketer of value-priced novelties, toys and party supplies and welcomes talented, motivated people who want to build a meaningful career and Make The World More Fun!
Oriental Trading Company is the nation's largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, school supplies, toys and novelties. Recognized as one of the Top 20 Internet Retailers based on customer satisfaction, Oriental Trading offers over 40,000 products to consumers, educators, businesses and non-profit organizations. Oriental Trading employs approximately 1,600 employees and makes the world more fun with items ranging from pink flamingos and wedding favors to holiday decorations, educational games and crafts. In 2013, Oriental Trading acquired MindWare, an award-winning creator and manufacturer of educational toys and in 2014, acquired SmileMakers, the leader in patient giveaways and practice promotion products. Oriental Trading is a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Oriental Trading Company, Inc.