Company: Sun Bum
Posted on: May 13, 2022
In 2010, we started making sun care products to protect
ourselves, our families, and our friends from the damaging rays of
the sun. Since then, we've grown and expanded into hair care and
lip care products and even launched Baby Bum, our rad plant-based
baby skincare line. Along the way, we've been building an amazing,
like-minded global community of friends that encourage us and help
us be better. Today, we are looking for a few more talented and
passionate people to join our crew - not for the money or the
awesome location to live and work, but for the opportunity to
change the world a little with us.
Based in Encinitas, CA and reporting to the CFO, this role is
responsible for establishing and maintaining contracts with our
suppliers, from components to 3PM's to DC's. You'll help us find
the right partners to support our growing business and hold our
suppliers accountable to SLA's. You'll work with our Supply Chain
and Product Development teams to help us procure the right sourcing
mix to optimize cost and reduce supply chain risk. This role
requires extensive interaction with internal and external
stakeholders and is the face of Sun Bum to our suppliers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead negotiation on new contracts and renew existing contracts with
3PM and 3PL partners.
Partner with Supply Chain and the Innovation/Quality/Regulatory
teams to execute and deliver on 3PM-related innovation and quality
Conduct and lead regular business review sessions with our supplier
partners to inform and align them with Sun Bum's strategy.
Enhance supplier development by communicating Sun Bum performance
standards and developing joint improvement initiatives (product,
process, etc.) as needed.
Develop scorecards that allow us to hold suppliers accountable to
Seek continuous improvement to our working relationship with
suppliers collaboratively - find ways to work together and
cross-functionally toward our common goals.
Monitor key feedstocks to forecast any significant variances in
Work with Supply Chain, Finance, and Innovation/Quality/Regulatory
teams on a long-term commercial procurement strategy that delivers
quality, cost, and service goals.
Work with suppliers to identify cost savings opportunities to
reduce Total Delivered Costs, creating a pipeline of projects.
Support RFP process and system setup for new suppliers.
Participate in the annual budgeting process for components and 3PM
Partner closely with Supply and Innovation/Quality/Regulatory teams
to identify any issues with suppliers and solve them.
- Work together with cross-functional partners e.g., Product
Development / Innovation, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Supply Chain,
to provide project visibility and allow for cross-functional
alignment and execution of sourcing projects.
Maintain logs for all contracts with our suppliers and prepare for
negotiations as contracts come up for renewal.
Develop and ensure supplier contingency plans and strategies if the
primary supplier cannot perform as required.
Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:
Bachelor's degree in Science/Business/Engineering/Finance or
7-10 years combined experience in Procurement, Supply Chain and/or
3 years in the Consumer-Packaged Goods industry
Financial acumen, demonstrating an understanding of how business
and sourcing/procurement decisions impact financials (P&L,
Strong negotiation skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a vast number
of internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to adapt easily to rapidly changing situations and
priorities. Comfortable adjusting concepts to fit new
Comfortable delivering feedback to both supplier partners and
internal partners while maintaining a good relationship and leading
to effective results. Grow, maintain, and establish strong supplier
Exceptional critical thinking skills with a strategic mindset
Establish strong relationships with key 3PM and component vendors
to ensure capabilities, capacities, and scale support needed for
Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:
Minimum 3 years experience in Procurement preferred
Project Management, Manufacturing, and New Product
Experience with ERP systems (MS Dynamics preferred)
Keywords: Sun Bum, Encinitas , Procurement Manager, Executive , Encinitas, California
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