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Avon Products, Inc.

Manager, Sourcing Strategy

Avon Products, Inc. - New York City, NY

\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNew Avon, LLC (\u0026ldquo;Avon\u0026rdquo;) is a leading social selling company in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada.\u0026nbsp; For over 130 years, Avon has been empowering entrepreneurial-minded women to grow a business on their own terms.\u0026nbsp; With a product portfolio that includes award-winning beauty, fashion, and health and wellness products, our brand name opens doors.\u0026nbsp; After all, everyone knows Avon.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe inspire the financial independence, health and wellbeing of women \u0026ndash; and this includes our long standing commitment to the fights against breast cancer and domestic violence.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe are the team that is rapidly reinventing one of America\u0026rsquo;s iconic brands and building a modern experience for our Representatives and consumers.\u0026nbsp; Our team members are rewarded through meaningful work, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits plan.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eTogether, we imagine, we create, we grow, we win.\u0026nbsp; Together, we are Avon.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003cem\u003eWill you join us?\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
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\u003cp\u003eAs a Manager for the North America (NA) Sourcing Strategy team, you will be responsible for driving efficiencies and best practices while maintaining compliance and policy.\u0026nbsp;You will work cross functionally with the extended Supply Chain Leadership team along with finance and legal to create a Best in Class Sourcing Organization, capable of creating significant and sustainable value across Avon\u0026rsquo;s NA Business.\u0026nbsp;In addition, you will be responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of sales and marketing services in accordance with corporate policies and industry best practices. This role will require an understanding of company needs, the ability to scope out work and process improvements, and be a pacesetter for training team members across the organization. You will be responsible for fully managing the foundation as everything you build will support New Avon\u0026rsquo;s Sourcing team.\u003c/p\u003e
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\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eResponsibilities include:\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eCreate and implement sales and marketing strategies that will create value and drive year over year savings as well as supporting strategic projects in the areas of direct sourcing, indirect sourcing, contract manufacturing and private equity backed companies\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eNegotiate sales and marketing services supply agreements\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eResponsible for building the annual sales and marketing savings budget\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eDevelop and manage key supplier relationships\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eImprove payment terms across the supplier base\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eCollaborate with business partners to locate and execute internal process improvements to locate program efficiencies to increase value\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003ePartner with NA Direct, Indirect, Contract Manufacturing Sourcing teams with best practices, process improvements, strategic sourcing, spend classification, spend data enrichments, reporting, savings pipeline development, negotiations, contracts management, policies, procure-to-pay, new supplier creation, supplier due diligence, training, and technology platforms in order to provide consistent and streamlined processes, reporting, and tools.\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eEstablish and nurture relationships with key c-suite stakeholders to facilitate the formulation and execution of long term sourcing strategies and develop clear and measurable goals focused on continuous improvement and meeting of overall Financial, Service, and Quality objectives.\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eWork with NA Sourcing Leadership to identify priorities; develop and implement the specific initiatives that will move the Avon NA Sourcing Organization forward along the road map\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eUtilize a robust multi-step strategic sourcing process to lead comprehensive sourcing events in various categories from RFX development through the implementation of MSAs, SOWs, licensing agreements, and support agreements.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eDevelop policies and procedures with key business partners and identified suppliers to manage demand for spend and ensure the best quality, service, and cost to achieve business objectives. Find and implement a balance between creating processes and procedures while still managing the team\u0026rsquo;s workload appropriately\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eAct as a consultant to offer guidance to category managers, analysts, and partners across the business\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eIdentify strategy, select solutions, support knowledge management, and lead implementation of best-in-class sourcing platforms and practices; including data management, contract management, SRM, spend analytics, ERPs, e-Procurement/e-Sourcing solutions and collaborative planning tools\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eLeverage existing technologies to support the sourcing process and identify additional technology needs to augment specific categories where applicable\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eEnsure that KPIs are tracked, reviewed and reported accurately and on-time for all Sourcing metrics\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eDevelop templates and tracking mechanisms to ensure that the NA Sourcing teams are managing categories of spend in a best-in-class, professional manner. This includes development and ongoing management of commodity strategies, input pricing models, commodity and currency market tracking\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eDevelop implementation and transition plans and work with business functions to ensure strategies are embedded in the organization\u0026rsquo;s processes\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eEnsure that sourcing processes are in compliance with Avon\u0026rsquo;s internal controls and work with internal audit to ensure testing of controls and completion of internal audits\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eOptimize and rationalize supply base on an ongoing basis. Continue to assess contract and service renewals to optimize usage and spend\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u0026nbsp;Qualifications\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eBachelor\u0026rsquo;s degree required, MBA strongly preferred\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eGlobal experience that can be implemented in a new environment\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMinimum of 7-10 years professional experience in Sourcing, Supply Chain Management and/or Business Consulting\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExperience in Sales and Marketing categories\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExperience with Contract Reviews, Supplier negotiation, and Financial analysis\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eProven track record of driving results\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eStrong negotiation and analytical skills\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003ePrevious exposure with cross-regional and cross-functional leadership and strong ability to influence and work collaboratively a must\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExperience in a fast-moving consumer goods company with hands-on results orientation\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eProcess design and improvement experience\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eConsulting background viewed as a big plus\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eKnowledge in multiple spend commodities \u0026ndash; specific spend area experience a plus but not required\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003ePrior experience with ERPs, supply chain collaboration and e-procurement tools (upstream and downstream) such as JD Edwards E1, Oracle, SAP, E2Open, Determine, and others a plus\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eProject Management experience\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cli\u003eOutstanding written, communication, and presentation skills\u003c/li\u003e
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Avon Products, Inc.

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Manager, Sourcing Strategy Avon Products, Inc. - New York City, NY, United States

   

Location: New York City, NY

Company Profile:
Everyday, Avon brings beauty to the lives of women all over the world. At Avon, beauty means finding the right lipstick shade for a customer; providing an earnings opportunity so a woman can support her family; and enabling a woman to get her first mammogram. Beauty is about women looking and feeling their best. It’s about championing economic empowerment and improving the lives of women around the world. Avon is a company steeped in tradition, grounded by its core values and principles as well as its vision "to be the company that best understands and satisfies the product, service and self-fulfillment needs of women – globally."