Director- Global Sourcing- India

Director- Global Sourcing- India

11 May
|
Lowe's India
|
Bengaluru

11 May

Lowe's India

Bengaluru

Job Description



Roles & Responsibilities :



Business Leadership - Partner with Merchandising and International Merchandising teams to understand Merchandising team goals and direction.



Translate Merchandising goals and direction into India business management strategies, such as vendor development strategy and product development strategy.



Collaborate with cross functional team leaders to obtain resources. Drive the execution of multiple work streams by identifying customer and operational needs.



Guide sourcing team to bring industry product / manufacturing insights and innovative product offers to Merchandising team.



People Leadership - Recruit, select, and develop talent.





Enhance talent pool in Sourcing team to be International Merchandising teams / Merchandising teams most trusted team.



Coach and inspire Senior Sourcing Manager / Sourcing Manager for continuous performance improvement. Create a self-motivated and self-learning environment for sourcing team members.



Financial Contribution - Lead and direct sourcing team to achieve total company financial goals. Lead sourcing team to develop and strengthen vendor capabilities - Great vendor, Great product and Lower cost.



Drive pro-actively financial metrics through improved payment term and lead time, container optimization, sales return rate reduction and product innovation based upon the cross functional collaboration



Operational Excellence - Manage the execution of multiple work streams by identifying operational needs. Obtain resources and gain cross functional team support to translate business plan into tactical actions.



Drive and collaborate with cross functional teams to identify the improvement opportunity in current sourcing processes and enhance efficiency.



Set standards and measure progress. Remove obstacles that impact performance. Guide performance and develop contingency plans accordingly.



Culture and Compliance - Act as sponsor of Lowe's culture by nurturing Lowe's mission and values. Assure the office is operating within the established Lowe's Code of Ethics, policies, procedures and local laws, maintain awareness of local trends (political, economic, competitor, industry, and vendor).



Essential Responsibilities :



- Develop clear sourcing strategy and translate strategy into actionable objectives in India, including vendor development and product development

- Lead sourcing teams to develop and strengthen vendor capabilities for the new business and mature business : Great Vendor, Great Product, and Lower Cost

- Strengthen relationship with key vendor partners through enhanced collaboration for sustainable business growth to meet current and future needs according to strategic direction of product categories.

- Coach and support sourcing teams to identify and resolve operational issues through effective communications and collaborations with cross functional teams in India and US.

- Lead sourcing teams to negotiate pricing programs to secure the lower cost at the most favorable terms, lead time and prepare proposals.

- Accountable for success / failure in product category as determined by achievement of goals set forth by the company.



Qualification & Experience :



- Bachelor's Degree in relevant discipline

- 10+ years of relevant industry sourcing experience preferably from US retail market

- 10+ years of solid managerial experience with multi-national company which minimum 3 years were at senior level

- Knowledge of manufacturing process and import sourcing practices / procedures

- Knowledge of global supplier base and strong supplier development experience

- Knowledge of how to create desirable customers experiences

- Strong experience in supplier development

- Proven success in managing sizable team and business volume

- Demonstrated leadership of teams - both direct reports and cross business functions

- Proven strategic planner

- Excels at relationship management

- Strong negotiator and be able to guide team on successful win-win negotiations

- Strong oral and written communication skills with fluency in English and predominate local language(s)



At Lowe's India, we are the enablers who help create an engaging customer experience for our nearly $90 billion home improvement business at Lowe's.



Our 3100+ associates work across technology, analytics, business operations, finance & accounting, product management, and shared services.



We leverage new technologies and find innovative ways to ensure Lowe's has a strong competitive edge in the market. Lowe's India is certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great to Place to Work® Institute, India, and has been recognized as one of Economic Times Best Brands for 2020.



Our Technology team supports E-commerce, Mobile, IT & Cloud Infrastructure, and Corporate Systems at Lowe's India, enabling various functions such as supply chain, merchandising, distribution, corporate services, etc.



The Data & Analytics teams help make data-driven decisions in merchandising, store operations, finance, and supply chain.



The Business Services team builds business services capabilities across Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain, Store Operations, Enterprise Item Content, and Private Brands.



The Finance and Accounting team manages Transaction Accounting, Customer and Inventory Accounting, Margin and Cost Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Finance support, Tax and Enterprise Strategic Sourcing for the U.



S. and Canada business. The Product Management team builds and manages tech products and solutions for our stores and online channels.



And Lastly, our Shared Services team empowers other groups to do their job well. To know more about Lowe's India, visit www.lowes.co.in



As an In-Office associate you will come into office five days a week and have dedicated seating in our Lowe's Bangalore Office.

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