Sourcing Manager

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Sourcing Manager

 Are you the skilled negotiator who'll take our sourcing operations to the next level? 


We’re a ballsy bike company looking to change the way the world thinks about owning—and buying—bikes. Our supply chain is pretty damn international...

...because we design and develop all our bikes in-house. We manufacture our parts in Asia and Europe, assemble them in the Netherlands, and sell our bikes online and in our flagship stores on 3 continents. The operations and supply chain is run by our teams in Taiwan and Amsterdam.

As Sourcing Manager will be responsible for improving our current sourcing activities by analyzing the company’s supplying partnerships, assets and identify new possibilities in the supply market, early supplier involvement/cost calculations and develop a sourcing strategy for specific development projects. This person will have excellent leadership and price negotiation skills and the ability to put together a talented, effective team.

You'll work closely with the HQ in Amsterdam, Asia operation team and Asia finance team in Taipei to source the right factories for all the sales activities of VanMoof brand around the world. You'll report directly to our R&D Director in Amsterdam, and will be responsible for meeting quotas that are discussed with him weekly. We’re interested in improving our speed, supply flexibility, efficiency and resource use to increase our company’s overall revenue.

As our full-time Sourcing Manager in Taipei, you will:

• Source new suppliers and manage the selection process based on price, flexibility, quality,, support, capacity and reliability.

• Develop a sourcing strategy for highly innovative products, unknown to the existing supply base or common markets.

• Stay up to date on international supplier landscape and innovations, creating regular assessments and reports.

• Develop and negotiate supplier purchasing agreements and contracts, together with operations management, in support of organizational requirements.

• Oversee supplier compliance with internal quality standards and external regulations.

• Troubleshoot cost, quality and delivery concerns, and manage relation with suppliers.

• Produce regular reports on purchase commitments, costs and quality.

• Oversee the operations and daily activities of the sourcing department.

• Direct continuous improvement of sourcing processes in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions.

• Cooperate with suppliers and internal operations management towards maximizing inventory turns.

The Sourcing Manager we're looking for has:

• Bachelor degree in business or related field.

• Minimum 5 years experience in sourcing and procurement.

• Working knowledge of sourcing principles and practices.

• Expertise in creating flexibility in production processes.

• Holistic and integral thinking mindset.

• Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software.

• Strong sense of responsibility, attention to details.

• Be flexible with an open mind to handle challenges.

• Fluency in written and oral English and Mandarin. 

Sound good? Even if you don't hit all the points above but feel like you'd be a good fit, we'd love to chat. Click the button below and let's get this party started!