Sourcing Specialist
Zale Corporation - Store Support Center - Irving, TX

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Job Description:
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
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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Research and understand vendor capabilities, the
supply market, and market trends
  • May be responsible for one or more Assistant
Sourcing Specialist(s)

Job Requirements:
  • 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
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 3 to 5 years experience with mid to high volume
impact in Spend / SKU Count