Senior Manager – Sourcing and Product Development
(Beauty & Personal Care)
A comprehensive role which involves all aspects of sourcing and product development – vendor
identification, supply chain management and maintaining operational excellence to support business
Role & Responsibilities:
 Vendor development and management for private label brands
o Identifying vendors (product, packaging) for different segments in the beauty and
personal care category
o Evaluating and shortlisting vendors based on commercial and quality parameters
o Setting up supply chain to source from different vendors while ensuring import
registrations, regulatory and legal requirements are fulfilled
o Signing up contracts and agreements with vendors to ensure that data and intelligence
is protected
o On going vendor management for capacity planning, product development, production
and issue resolution
 Operational Excellence
o Establishing operations to support the forecasted plans in order to achieve top line goals
o Responsible for ensuring production and order fulfilment as per business projections
o Managing and improving supply chain OTIF
 Quality Assurance and Regulatory Requirement
o Coordinating with vendors, external stakeholders for ensuring that new product
development and launches adhere to quality norms, regulatory requirements as
o Setting up processes to manage quality, regulatory norms for every batch of products
that are sourced
 Insights into new category trends
o Working closely with vendors to share emerging trends and innovative products that
can be developed with them to leverage possible opportunities for new product
 Cost Control and Budget Management
o Managing costs to deliver product and packaging solutions that are within the target
cost identified by the business team
o Leading cost improvement projects to improve profitability
 Team / Stakeholder Management - Working closely with buying / brand management,
category, sales and planning teams for delivery of business plans
 Projects– Lead the key initiatives from a sourcing standpoint to support category growth
plans through streamlining vendor management across all categories

Qualifications & Experience
 5-8 years of experience overall, with good exposure in Beauty and Personal Care Space
 Experience in at least one of relevant functions any industry in BPC space - (in retail /
branded space – sourcing, supply chain, R&D formulation/ packaging roles)
 Strong knowledge of vendors and systems in the beauty and personal care space

 Good analytical skills - collecting, analysing and interpreting data; Sound problem solving

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