Procurement Manager

About thredUP:

thredUP is the largest online marketplace for secondhand clothing. We make buying and selling a cinch for millions of women across the globe. The company resells more than 35,000 brands across hundreds of categories at up to 90% off the original retail value. Headquartered in downtown San Francisco and backed by world-class investors, thredUP is reinventing the secondhand clothing industry and inspiring a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first.

About the role:

Our rapidly growing business needs an experienced Procurement Manager with superb analytical skills to join our team and lead the complex task of building out a small Procurement team while being involved in the day to day operations to ensuring we don’t run out of supplies.  This person will lead the procurement strategy for thredUP and be the primary point of contact between thredUP and our suppliers. If you are looking to be part of a rapidly growing business and you get excited by the idea of establishing processes, leading cost savings strategy, putting eco-friendly at the forefront of your thoughts, and getting into the details keep reading.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate policies and procedures regarding the procurement processes including purchasing, storage and management of inventory
  • Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks to improve cost and efficiency
  • Ensures materials are available to meet operational demand and future forecasts as required to meet operational needs
  • Coordinate daily duties of procurement process and serve as the organization representative for the procurement process
  • Build and develop the Procurement team for all of thredUP
  • Assist in developing training material, preparing lesson plans, and overseeing procurement training for our Distribution Centers
  • Maintain accurate records for all purchasing activities and status reports to present to the Operations and Finance Senior Leadership teams
  • Maintain relationship with vendors and negotiates favorable prices and terms with suppliers
  • Leads annual RFP process to review and negotiate costing and contract terms
  • Continually search for cost savings opportunities with current suppliers and/or new suppliers
  • Work with management and company peers in the development of new products as needed
  • ERP implementation

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years experience in Procurement or Purchasing
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Handles situations with respect, dignity, and professionalism
  • Flexible approach to working time to meet deadlines/peak workload
  • Ability to maintain excellent relations with all employees, build cross functional relationships and be a "Team Player"
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present information in a cohesive and respectful manner
  • Detail oriented and organized with the ability to expedite quality work
  • Organized with the ability to maintain composure while under pressure

Show me the money...
- Become a thredUP owner. thredUP is still privately owned, so we offer stock options. If we’re successful, you’re successful!
- Just in case of emergencies. We do offer medical, dental, vision, and pet insurance as well as 401k.
- Love a good sale? That’s right, we have an employee discount on our already discounted prices. Spend responsibly. 

Our legal team made us spell this out…
Must be at least 18 years old and have English language proficiency. We are proud to say thredUP is an equal opportunity employer

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