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Bark & Co // new generation pet brand
 
New York City, Columbus, OH & Remote    Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2022
 
   
 
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Sourcing Director, Consumables

Location: NY/Columbus, OH/Remote

WHO ARE WE?

The Consumables Product Development & Sourcing team develops & buys a wide range of dog products (food, treats, supplements, OTC health products, & accessories) with the help of our third-party manufacturing partners.  Internally, we partner with data analytics & creative teams to identify new products in order to give dogs & their people the best experience.  We are dog people & obsessed with making dogs healthy & happy!  We pay close attention to product design & palatability, health & nutrition, cost & quality, are highly flexible & entrepreneurial, & collaborative to a fault.  

WHO WERE LOOKING FOR 

Our Consumables team is harnessing the same magic we put into our toys & putting it into food.   We are looking for a Sourcing Director, Consumables who will define the future supplier engagement model & develop collaborative relationships with BARKs key suppliers to deliver great products to our pups.  This role reports into the VP Product Development & Sourcing, Consumables & is responsible for a spend of ~ $80M (and growing!) which covers all consumables products & related accessories & packaging across all business units.  This position will work closely with Product Development, Creative, & various Operations team members as a strategic partner & provides expertise in planning & implementing sourcing initiatives, maintaining focus on project timelines & deliverables to ensure business goals & financial targets are met.   This individual must have a passion for all things related to dog health & nutrition to ensure were sourcing from the best possible partners with the best of the best ingredients for our pups!  Pet food industry & managing third party manufacturers experience is required. 

KEY DUTIES

  • Builds collaborative & cross functional relationships internally & externally with strategic suppliers to deliver BARKs growth plans.
  • Responsible for conducting spend analysis, analyzing supply markets, identifying  sourcing value levers, executing competitive RFIs/RFPs & leading supplier negotiations.
  • Ensures integrity of savings tracking & reporting efforts & works with the Finance team to ensure negotiated savings are realized.
  • Establishes leading supplier management practices, building policies & procedures for reviewing supplier performance against contracted obligations/service levels & ensuring new value is created year over year.
  • Builds & develops strategic sourcing talent. Hires, develops & coaches the sourcing team. Manages retention, compensation, performance management, resource scheduling & planning, capability & skill development, career development & succession planning.

EXPERIENCE

  • 7+ years of successful strategic sourcing expertise including managing direct reports.
  • At least 5 years experience in the pet food industry. 
  • At least  5 years experience with third-party manufacturing, global sourcing a plus.
  • Proficient with analytical software.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S./B.A. degree required (in a relevant area such as Supply Chain, Business, or similar discipline).
  •  Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal & presentation skills.
  • Strong project management skills, including stakeholder communication, complex timelines, & meeting management skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment through excellent interpersonal, influencing & communication skills.
  • Ability to excel in a dynamic fast paced business environment, demonstrated ability to self-motivate & manage multiple priorities.

This position is a full-time salaried position.  It is located on-site at our office in  Manhattan, NY, Columbus OH office or remote.  We offer health insurance for both you & your pup, 401k,  & in our offices, wonderful team lunches, cold brew on tap, & a dog to pet anytime you wish. 

ABOUT BARK 

Here at BARK, we love dogs & their people. Were looking to make all dogs happy throughout the entire world (were not kidding). Think Disney for dogs -- we make magic for dogs & their people through our products, events, & experiences.

Our ambition level is high, the opportunity is huge, & our love for dogs is through the roof! We launched in 2011 with BarkBox, a monthly-themed subscription of all-natural treats & clever toys. Since then, we've shipped more than 70 million toys & treats to dogs across the world & use all of that direct customer feedback to inform new initiatives & ways to make magic between dogs & their people. Weve since expanded into other offerings as well, as we aim to become THE Dog Company for every family with a four-legged, belly-scratch-loving, interspecies family member.

Please Note: BARK requires all employees or guests entering our space to provide proof of up to date covid-19 vaccinations. Exemption and/or accommodation requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

 
 
 
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