Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Senior Procurement Manager

Thrasio

Thrasio

Operations
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024
We are Thrasio - Builders Welcome!
At Thrasio, we’re reimagining how to make the world’s most-loved products accessible to everyone. We work with successful sellers, using a deep understanding of rankings, ratings, and reviews – plus supply chain and marketing smarts – to transform the art and science of commerce. We estimate that 1 in 6 households has purchased a Thrasio product! And our goal is for all of those households to be truly delighted by their purchase.
What Makes Us Unique
At Thrasio, we’re in building mode: block by block we’re working together to construct a great company. What does that look like? Everyone is a leader - we lean into opportunities, not titles. We expect everyone to behave and act like a leader. Our Leadership Principles inform the ways we work together to ensure the brands, products and services we offer truly delight our customers. Everyone is a builder - whether it’s gaining marketable new skills through project sprints outside of your own function, or standing up more efficient ways of work - we’re doing it from the ground up. Everyone belongs- a sense of belonging brings us all together. We operate as One Team.
The Role
The Senior Procurement Manager will oversee our team in managing and negotiating carrier contracts, enhancing freight forwarding routes, and supervising warehousing solutions with a specific focus on the trade routes between China and the United States. This critical role demands a strategic leader with an extensive understanding of both the Chinese and U.S. logistics markets, supply chain management, and e-commerce dynamics.

Responsibilities

  • Strategic Procurement and Route Optimization:
  • Develop and enforce procurement strategies that align with Thrasio’s business goals, particularly focusing on optimizing routes between China and the U.S.
  • Lead the procurement process for carrier services to ensure cost-effectiveness and efficiency, with a deep understanding of trans-Pacific trade regulations and practices.
  • Continuously analyze market trends and supplier performance in both China and the U.S. to adapt strategies effectively.
  • Carrier Contract Negotiation and Management:
  • Expertly negotiate contracts with freight carriers to secure favorable terms while ensuring compliance with international trading laws and regulations.
  • Build and maintain robust relationships with carriers, ensuring reliable capacity availability and service excellence on all shipping routes between China and the U.S.
  • Handle all aspects of carrier contracts, including renewals, amendments, and terminations, with a keen eye on strategic benefits.
  • Operational and Financial Oversight:
  • Collaborate closely with Operations, Sales, and Finance to forecast demand and its impact on carrier capacity and costs.
  • Efficiently manage budgets related to freight and warehousing, implementing cost-saving measures without compromising service quality.
  • Team Leadership and Development:
  • Lead a team of procurement specialists and analysts, promoting an environment of continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Equip team members with advanced knowledge of logistics technologies and best practices relevant to China-U.S. trade.
  • Compliance and Quality Assurance:
  • Ensure procurement activities comply with all legal, ethical, and organizational standards.
  • Maintain meticulous records of purchases, pricing, and other critical data to ensure transparency and accountability.
  • Regularly evaluate carrier and logistics service provider performance to uphold and enhance quality standards.

What You Bring to the Party

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in logistics, procurement, or supply chain management, including significant expertise in managing China-U.S. trade routes.
  • Proven negotiation skills with a strong track record in managing complex international carrier contracts.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of logistics practices and regulatory environments in both China and the United States.
  • Proficient in using advanced procurement and logistics software.
Our Commitments:
Thrasio values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status and any other category protected by applicable law. We strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive. We encourage applicants who meet the minimum criteria to apply, as we believe in the power of diverse perspectives and challenging assumptions.
Diversity:
At Thrasio, we are committed to building a great company - a place I want to work at, a place I can build, a place I can belong. Our goal is to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that fuels success and growth in the workplace and beyond. We are also committed to recruiting and hiring a diverse team at all levels through fair and unbiased recruitment and hiring practices. Providing diversity-related demographic information during the application process helps us measure our progress towards these goals.