Senior Manager, Procurement (Global Environments)

Shanghai, China
Closing date
25 Oct 2023

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We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what's possible.

At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands - Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman - was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We're always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Primary Purpose:

Support non-merchandise cost savings initiatives considering the Total Cost of Ownership across Tapestry Brands and develop procurement-specific programs as a liaison between Strategic Procurement and the Business / Function for Architecture & Store Construction (Construction Materials, Store Fixtures, Store Furniture, VM Tools, Architecture & Construction Services) by effectively executing the proceeding responsibilities. Tapestry is undertaking a strategic, transformational journey to improve non-merchandise procurement capabilities while reducing risks and improving its overall cost structure. The Global Procurement function will encompass category management, strategic and tactical sourcing, a procurement center-of-excellence and procurement operations, all enabled and supported by an integrated set of policies, procedures and leading spend management system.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Store Development to...

  • Partner with cross functional teams to understand business requests, document and translate the business requirements into system solutions
  • Understand the functional business; helping to identify opportunities for process improvement, cost containment/avoidance or revenue generation
  • Proactively find opportunities to improve operation processes
  • Research market trends and leading practices to discover and execute cost savings initiatives
  • Manage sourcing, RFI's and RFP projects by preparing, issuing, and evaluating analysis. Engage vendor in negotiations and prepare final price list to business
  • Prepare business cases to quantify savings and/or benefits of initiatives
  • Project planning including timelines, deliverables and stakeholder alignment
  • Partner closely with business stakeholders supported to identify and execute value generating opportunities
  • Contract management from vendor engagement to final execution
  • Partner with regional and local Procurement

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a similar role with proven track record in delivering OMS/Omni channel projects, enhancements and on-going system maintenance across range of digital technologies
  • Experience working under multi-brands are desired
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills in English (and Chinese, Japanese and Korean are plus)
  • Adaptable and flexible person who has strong sense of responsibility with ability to manage one's own time effectively and to prioritize wide range of simultaneous tasks
  • Committed, innovative and positive thinker on getting things done
  • Must be energetic and detailed oriented person with high standards of quality

An outstanding professional will have...

  • The degree of complexity in problem solving will range from low to high depending on the project. This individual will eventually become the system lead and therefore needs to be comfortable with technical decision making. In addition, individual will be able to look to peers, seniors and management for problem solving and decision-making direction. This role will require a good amount of applying creative thinking along with system knowledge to solve technical issues.

Our Competencies for All Employees
  • Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers
  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
    and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.

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