Harry's is hiring a

Director, Sourcing

New York, United States
Harry's, Inc. is focused on one simple belief: everyone deserves a great shave at a fair price. As such, we provide exceptional shaving products direct to our customers through the Harry’s brand (www.harrys.com) along with products sold in stores as their own brands throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
 
People deserve quality products and experiences, which is why in January of 2014 we bought our German factory and became the only vertically integrated shaving brand – consolidating the company into Harry's, Inc.   Being vertically integrated allows us to have better, more direct, relationships with our customers so that we can continue to provide better products and experiences for them.  We are eager to add talented people and are looking to bring amazing people together to help us change the world, one 5-o-clock shadow at a time.
 
The Team
The Harry's Supply Chain team is responsible for the production and delivery of the high quality products for both the Harry’s brand and our many store brand partners.  The Quality Team supports a key strategic goal of the company – to continue to provide high-quality products to customers and retailers all over the world. 
 
The Role
We are seeking a Director of Sourcing to lead our production and logistics efforts, and to ensure that Harry’s continues to deliver high-value quality products to our customers in a timely fashion. You will work with the cross functional Harry’s team and our suppliers to develop and produce the products that will change the face of men’s grooming.  In this role you will build the foundation of what is to be a world-class supply chain and will have a tremendous impact on the company, the industry, and more importantly, on our customers.
 
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Manage and grow the Supply Chain team, mentoring the existing team and leading their professional growth, while also driving additional recruiting efforts in order to continue building a world-class organization
  • Own the production, quality, and inbound logistics for Harry’s entire product line, driving significant performance & cost improvements
  • Partner with Product Development to identify & onboard new, high-quality manufacturing partners across hard good and soft good product categories, and across US, EU & Asia
  • Identify and build relationships with key vendors and suppliers throughout the global supply chain
  • Identify strategic KPI’s that enable strategic discussions and decisions about the focus of the team and objectives of the department
  • Partner closely with Sales & Operations Planning, Distribution, Marketing & Finance functions to strategically transform our demand plan into a buy plan and communicate that plan to key vendors
  • Create regular vendor reporting (both manufacturing and freight) to evaluate cost, quality, and performance--partnering and growing key relationships while also identifying new vendors who can enable significant growth 
  • Ensure that our Supply Chain follows Harry’s internal values, meaning that our products are made with respect toward those who make them and the communities in which they are made
This might describe you:
  • 5+ years of experience in Supply Chain and/or Sourcing in a fast-paced, innovative environment
  • Global citizen - you love to travel, experience different cultures, and work with people of different locations and disciplines
  • Strong negotiation skills with experience with sourcing, purchasing and implementing contracts across multinational companies
  • Strong communicator with an ability to develop strong perspectives while also hearing those of others; you take the time to communicate to all those that need to hear from you
  • Experience managing multiple diverse programs at the same time while using different supply chain skill sets is a must
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in multinational environments, driven and motivated by accomplishing world-class objectives
  • Exposure to industrial engineering/design for manufacturing and is a plus
  • Fluency in Mandarin and/or German and significant international work are a strong plus
Here's who you will work with: 
  • Partner closely with Sales & Operations Planning, Distribution, Marketing & Finance functions to strategically transform our demand plan into a buy plan and communicate that plan to key vendors
  • Manage and develop a talented supply chain team
  • Partner with Product Development to identify & onboard new, high-quality manufacturing partners across hard good and soft good product categories, and across US, EU & Asia