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Procurement Manager

Gamestop - Grapevine, TX

SUMMARYWorking independently, Procurement Manager has overall responsibility for sourcing and supplying gaming refurbishment components and gaming accessories. Associates in the role will be responsible for developing and implementing appropriate sourcing strategies to achieve the best cost, service and right quality. They will have in-depth market knowledge for the assigned commodities and is able to identify the right suppliers and independently manage the end to end sourcing processes from RFx to contract closure. The role owns supply management for the assigned commodities and implements processes to ensure supply plans meet demand. They will also own supplier relationship and has overall responsibility for supplier performance, review and continuous improvements. Working in a team environment, the manager will work cross-functionally to ensure sourcing results meet business needs and resolve issues timely when they arise. Associate will interact with his or her supervisor as needed by either. Most activities are completed without a supervisor's advance approval.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Work with business partners within GameStop's Product Refurbishment, Supply Chain, Pre-Owned/accessory Merchandising teams to develop requirements for necessary supplies, remanufacturing components, equipment, and services.
Develop appropriate sourcing strategies for assigned commodities and drive implementation
Drive sourcing activities for assigned commodities including RFQs, contract closure and business awards
Identify qualified providers for required products and/or services with consideration to both domestic and off-shore vendors
Negotiate with vendors and select providers to deliver cost-effective procurement solutions for cross-functional stakeholders throughout the organization
Create, implement, and oversee a supplier management program including metrics, quality/performance goals, and improvement processes
Adhering to Total cost of Ownership (TCO) strategy
Work with team and supply base to identify and drive cost reduction initiatives and accomplish annual cost reduction target
Manage and negotiate contracts. Ensure procurement practices adhere to GameStop compliance policy and procedures
Work closely with production, merchandising and finance team to ensure demand planning processes are being followed
Lead team to develop supply plans to meet production demand and ensure POs are issued on time to support the supply plan
Work with team and supply base to drive recovery plan when there are product shortages and pro-actively communicate status to impacted teams
Work with logistics provider to track shipment delivery and make sure supply plan reflects delivery accurately
Set up and deliver weekly reports that accurately reflect the supply status on assigned commodities
Lead weekly business interlock meetings with production team
Participate in weekly business round-table meetings and drive agenda related to demand/supply management
Set up a regular report on aging and excess inventory. Work cross-functionally to drive mitigation actions
Identify and drive continued improvement opportunities that lead to higher efficiency on PO and supply plan execution
Actively involved in critical supplier development program, provide inputs to supplier performance on supply management and implement actions to drive improvements
Complete ad-hoc analyses, reporting and special projects as needed, within the general scope of this role
Supervise and lead the Procurement team including job growth, performance management and career development
Ensure that existing Sarbanes-Oxley controls are redefined as processes and systems change
Demonstrate the personal leadership behaviors expected of all GameStop associates, including a strong bias for action and drive for results; high levels of maturity and professionalism; providing effective feedback to others, a consistently high service orientation; and commitments to diversity, a respectful workplace, and integrity
Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
Model the high level of customer service expected of all GameStop associates including responding to voice mails and emails within organizationally defined timeframes, completing projects as committed, responding to others' feedback appropriately, and making optimal use of organizationally limited resources by offering assistance to other functional teams when appropriate

Innovation - Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.

Quality Orientation - Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.

Cultivating Networks - Initiating and maintaining strategic relationships with stakeholders inside and outside the organization (e.g., customers, peers, cross-functional partners, external vendors, and alliance partners) to advance business goals
Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in supply chain management, electrical or mechanical engineering discipline; master's degree preferred

At least seven (7) total years of experience in procurement, with at least 5 years on Asia sourcing for mechanical or electrical components
At least 3 years of people management experience
Certified Professional in Supply Management or Certified Purchasing Manager preferred
Experience directly sourcing materials and supplies, from both domestic and foreign sources
Expert relationship building skills, demonstrated through a demonstrated ability to construct productive, sustainable cross-functional partnerships
Expert analytical skills and proficiency in the use of PC software tools for reports, analysis, audits, and presentations
Possess a broad and enterprise view of the business and its relationships to procurement and logistics
Proficient situational analysis, negotiation, problem solving, and decision-making abilities
Consistently demonstrates a commitment to GameStop policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities
Expert ability to communicate with others of varying knowledge and responsibility throughout the organization by using spoken and written English
Expert ability to handle stressful circumstances associated with an extremely fast-paced, rapidly changing business environment
Occasional (less than 10%) International/Domestic travel to manufacturing/supplier sites is required

Job Requirements
This position leads strategic sourcing team under procurement and is responsible for driving all indirect sourcing activities within GameStop. •Proven people leadership- at least 3 years of experiences in leadership positions•Indirect procurement experiences- broad category experiences, ideally having experiences in HR services, financial services, marketing, travel, MRO•Good analytical skills•Strong influencing skills, being able to build strong stakeholder relationshipGameStop is a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple. We are a global retailer of multichannel video game, pop culture collectibles, consumer electronics and wireless services, operating more than 7,500 stores in 14 countries across Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States.

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Procurement Manager Gamestop - Grapevine, TX, United States


Location: Grapevine, TX

Company Profile:
GameStop Corp. (GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,544 company-operated stores in 15 countries worldwide. GameStop Corp. operates as a multichannel video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer. The company sells new and pre-owned video game hardware; physical and digital video game software; pre-owned and value video game products; personal computer (PC) entertainment software in various genres, including sports, action, strategy, adventure/role playing, and simulation; digital products, including downloadable content, network points cards, prepaid digital and online timecards, and digitally downloadable software; video game accessories. it operated approximately 6,600 stores under the GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania names in 15 countries. The company, formerly known as GSC Holdings Corp., was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.