Are you excited about toys, games and kids? Do you have a passion for how products are produced? Are you a proactive individual with sharp negotiation skills, who has a solid background in Sourcing, Purchasing, Supplier relationships and production processes? UNGA is looking for a results-oriented Sourcing Manager.
What your role will involve
A Sourcing Manager is involved in the pre-production (sourcing & pricing) stage and will take responsibility for leading the strategic sourcing activities for our projects. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of procurement within this dynamic environment with a clear strategic direction. This position is part of the production team and involves close interaction with the designers, sales team and manufacturers.
You identify, evaluate and select suppliers and manage supplier relationships on both a global and regional basis, driving product demand optimizations and cost reductions. You are constantly looking for new suppliers and product options and will be on the road to visit manufacturers and trade fairs. You keep records and documentation about supplier information in an organized and structured way, including the total flow of a product and line-up.
Furthermore, you collect, analyze and compare price quotations and you report price insights. Pro-actively you identify and report (potential) risks and reduce them as much as possible. You are always on the hunt for reducing the cost by being creative, negotiate or finding more efficient ways of productions. You will proactively suggest these improvements to the design- and sales team. You have affinity with and follow trends/innovations in product design and production processes.
What UNGA asks from you
As a Sourcing Manager you are passionate about how a product is being made. You are a driven, strategic thinker with solid business acumen.
For this position, it is vital to have strong negotiation skills, together with experience in purchasing and supplier relation management. A background and ‘know-how’ of production processes is preferred, to have smooth communication with the different manufacturers. Relative production processes include injection molding, printing, production of hard and soft toys. You are hands-on and happy to dive into all aspects of the production process. Legal, safety and logistical matters also capture your interest.
What we offer you
Working at UNGA is a truly rewarding experience. We offer our employees the following benefits:
Are you interested in working as Sourcing Manager in a creative and successful international company, based in Amsterdam?
We are looking for someone on short notice. Please send your CV and motivation to email@example.com.
UNGA is a fast-growing, international toy design and -development company, focusing on dynamic and creative (kids) loyalty campaigns. We work with retailers in more than 20 countries. Headquartered in the center of Amsterdam, we have offices in Moscow and Hong Kong. Our company is a think-tank buzzing with creative strategists, marketers, designers, innovators, toy makers, techies, movie buffs, analysts, field researchers, culture vultures, globetrotters, sorcerers, pirates, smile creators, trend watchers and cool hunters. Together we work on creating the greatest innovative and entertaining loyalty campaigns. From concept to creative, to sourcing and production, we offer it all at UNGA.