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Overview

The Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for collaborating with the Merchant Team(s) to understand multiple product and category strategies for National Brand /Private Brand in all channels (National Brand Direct Import and National Brand Domestic). They will then develop sourcing and supplier strategies for assigned categories and ensure strategic execution and delivery on these strategies to ensure an increase in sales and margin growth. The Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager will partner with Channel Merchants, Product Development and Supply Chain to execute on best in class product sourcing processes and strategies to ensure Office Depot is developing and delivering quality products, manufactured at the best cost to the appropriate specs that meet and exceed our product and brand strategy and standards. This role requires expertise in strategy development and execution, supplier assessment and selection, strong negotiation skills in complex negotiations utilizing multiple negotiating levers, and product manufacturing/costing. 

The Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager position will have an extremely large scope and responsibility across multiple categories and is a key position in delivering cost savings targets and supporting category growth initiatives.


Primary Responsibility:

1.Develop and implement the strategic category sourcing strategies that support the merchant strategies to ensure an increase in PB sales, penetration and margin within their assigned categories.
2. Partner with cross functional teams (merchants, supply chain, Merchandising Operations, Creative, legal, Marketing, etc…) to ensure product development, sourcing and operational execution for all NB programs.
3. Execute all steps of the strategic sourcing process including detailed tasks, system management, product costs, vendor selection, timelines, etc…
4. Develop negotiation strategies for all NB suppliers utilizing all negotiation levers to deliver on cost savings targets for assigned categories.
5. Develops strategic sourcing briefs to communicate the category strategy overview, sourcing strategy and specific product and supplier requirements and specifications, costs, margin targets, targeted retail, brand, etc…
6. Holds weekly team meetings and merchant meetings to review active project status, pipeline projects, & new opportunities. Reports out monthly to the Director and Quarterly to the merchant team in regards to how we are tracking to our annual margin targets by category.


Education & Experience

Level of Formal Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Area of Study: 
Years of Experience: Minimum 7 Years’ Experience
Type of Experience: Merchandising, Global Sourcing, Product Development, Program Management, Retail Experience, Consumer Goods Experience, Manufacturing
Special Certifications:
(CPA, Etc.) • 
Language Skills: • Fluent English Required
Technical Competencies: • 
Skills and Ability: • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables
• Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
• Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met
• Ability to work within a matrixed environment
Information Systems:
(People Soft, etc.)
 • Microsoft Office Applications
• Merchandising Systems
Other/Preferred: • MBA
• CPSM


Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

How To Apply
Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    The Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for collaborating with the Merchant Team(s) to understand multiple product and category strategies for National Brand /Private Brand in all channels (National Brand Direct Import and National Brand Domestic). They will then develop sourcing and supplier strategies for assigned categories and ensure strategic execution and delivery on these strategies to ensure an increase in sales and margin growth. The Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager will partner with Channel Merchants, Product Development and Supply Chain to execute on best in class product sourcing processes and strategies to ensure Office Depot is developing and delivering quality products, manufactured at the best cost to the appropriate specs that meet and exceed our product and brand strategy and standards. This role requires expertise in strategy development and execution, supplier assessment and selection, strong negotiation skills in complex negotiations utilizing multiple negotiating levers, and product manufacturing/costing. 

    The Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager position will have an extremely large scope and responsibility across multiple categories and is a key position in delivering cost savings targets and supporting category growth initiatives.


    Primary Responsibility:

    1.Develop and implement the strategic category sourcing strategies that support the merchant strategies to ensure an increase in PB sales, penetration and margin within their assigned categories.
    2. Partner with cross functional teams (merchants, supply chain, Merchandising Operations, Creative, legal, Marketing, etc…) to ensure product development, sourcing and operational execution for all NB programs.
    3. Execute all steps of the strategic sourcing process including detailed tasks, system management, product costs, vendor selection, timelines, etc…
    4. Develop negotiation strategies for all NB suppliers utilizing all negotiation levers to deliver on cost savings targets for assigned categories.
    5. Develops strategic sourcing briefs to communicate the category strategy overview, sourcing strategy and specific product and supplier requirements and specifications, costs, margin targets, targeted retail, brand, etc…
    6. Holds weekly team meetings and merchant meetings to review active project status, pipeline projects, & new opportunities. Reports out monthly to the Director and Quarterly to the merchant team in regards to how we are tracking to our annual margin targets by category.


    Education & Experience

    Level of Formal Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
    Area of Study: 
    Years of Experience: Minimum 7 Years’ Experience
    Type of Experience: Merchandising, Global Sourcing, Product Development, Program Management, Retail Experience, Consumer Goods Experience, Manufacturing
    Special Certifications:
    (CPA, Etc.) • 
    Language Skills: • Fluent English Required
    Technical Competencies: • 
    Skills and Ability: • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constant deadlines and deliverables
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
    • Capable of working with and managing cross functional teams to ensure all project deliverables and timelines are met
    • Ability to work within a matrixed environment
    Information Systems:
    (People Soft, etc.)
     • Microsoft Office Applications
    • Merchandising Systems
    Other/Preferred: • MBA
    • CPSM


    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
    Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

    How To Apply
    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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