Senior Buyer - Baby, Healthcare, Fashion, Food, Beauty

Job Location(s) US-CA-LA
Posted Date 1 week ago(2/14/2018 4:28 PM)
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Launched in February 2014, Tmall Global is the gateway to China for international merchants and the go-to shopping platform for more than 400 million Chinese consumers. Tmall Global currently offers products from 63 countries and more than 15,000 brands ranging from department stores, apparel, electronics, fashion, cosmetics and supermarkets.

Tmall Global Direct Import has 3 missions: Enable international merchants, upgrade supply chain and fuel consumption. That’s precisely why we’re seeking a buyer to join our TDI (Tmall Global Direct Import) team.


Buying expertise in the following categories is strongly desired: FMCG, Healthcare,Fashion (men, women, children), Beauty/Cosmetics, mother and baby care.


Ø Proactively drive sourcing activities in collaboration with stakeholders to complete
procurement objectives. Strong category management skills are needed including
conducting opportunity analysis, supplier competitive landscaping, supplier selection,
supplier management, process optimization and execution of agreements.
Ø Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to implement and
manage effective supplier relationships, identify opportunities to improve service, quality,
delivery, cost and optimal payment terms.
Ø Evaluate operational effectiveness and identify new processes that will make the
procurement process more efficient.
Ø Manage contracts and thoroughly review and negotiate terms and conditions ensuring
compliance to contract.
Ø Evaluate contracts to drive continuous value to the business. Interface with Legal in
reviewing and recommending changes to proposed contracts.
Ø Act as a lead on various projects to ensure procurement goals are met.
Ø Strive towards continuous vendor improvement.
Ø Other assignments as required


Basic qualifications:
Ø Proven experience in negotiating, reviewing and managing client requirements;
contracts; policies and procedures
Ø Proven experience in Category Management, strong connection in related industries
Ø Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically
Ø Understanding of current market conditions demonstrated ability to drive savings
using different category strategies
Ø Demonstrated ability to effectively interact in a cross-functional environment with all
levels of executive management
Ø More than 5 years in certain local sourcing or buying experiences with major retailers,
experience in multinational company and cross border business preferred
Ø Well-developed understanding of e-commerce industry. Strong influencing skill to
persuade and close the deals;
Ø Robust project management skills
Preferred qualifications:
Ø Ability to make strategic decisions, ability to inspire others to share their vision and
support them to reach a common goal
Ø Fluent English speaking and writing. Mandarin speaking/writing highly sought after.


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