Sourcing Specialist
Zale Corporation - Irving, TX

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Zale Corporation is a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, operating approximately 1,800 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as online. Zale Corporation’s family of brands includes Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon's Jewelers, Peoples Jewellers, Mappins Jewellers, and Piercing Pagoda.

Zale Corporation offers exciting career opportunities in each of the Zale businesses. We look for bright, enthusiastic and performance-driven people to join our team and become an important part of our future. We provide competitive wages and benefits for eligible positions.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the implementation and on-going support of sourcing strategies that are aligned with company goals for one or more summaries. Assist with managing a vendor base for the purpose of improving quality, delivery, and cost of goods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Implement and monitor sourcing strategies that address cost, quality, and service expectations for assigned summary ( s)

Assist with contract negotiations as needed

Provide financial analysis, cost modeling, and spend analysis and reporting in order to identify cost saving opportunities and cost increase avoidance strategies

Assist with identifying and developing new sourcing opportunities, both domestic and international

Foster and maintain positive working relationships with existing vendor base

Manage vendor scorecard and metric reporting

Manage the time and action calendar for sourcing team

Research and understand vendor capabilities, the supply market, and market trends

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May be responsible for one or more Assistant Sourcing Specialist(s)

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Keen analytical, decision-making, and problem solving skills and abilities

Effective relationship building, communication (both verbal and written), and presentation skills

Strong time management and organizational skills

Good negotiation skills

Ability to think strategically

Proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and operating system software

Strong project management skills

Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

Bachelors Degree

3 to 5 years experience with mid to high volume impact in Spend / SKU Count

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