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.
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
May be responsible for one or more Assistant Sourcing Specialist(s)
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
3 to 5 years experience with mid to high volume impact in Spend / SKU Count