Associate Procurement Manager
The Associate Procurement Manager will be handling the purchasing and procurement functions of the Store Design & Construction Department, assisting with various aspects of the design, planning, implementation, and reporting in relation to store-fitting projects, including liaising with other Tory Burch departments, external Partners, and Retail Stores. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparation of Supplied By Owner (SBO) budgets, ordering and releasing materials to stores, ensuring timely deliveries of materials by communicating with Construction Project Managers (CPM), suppliers, General Contractors and partners.
Manage bulk order inventory and prepare, maintain and issue accurate monthly inventory/cost/delivery status report of all SBO items. Forecast inventory needs for upcoming projects, and place new bulk orders to replenish existing inventory. Purchase and replenish SBO items, distribute materials to vendors for furniture fabrication. Troubleshoot and resolve issues with vendors with respect to quality control and/or deadlines. Source special items as necessary (i.e. lamps, mirrors, etc.) and obtain samples for Executives’ approval. Assist the CPM with quantity take-offs of SBO items, and ship to each project to meet schedule. Prepare and submit SBO budgets to the CPM in a timely fashion. Source new vendors for construction materials such as stone and wood flooring, lighting, carpet, storefronts and other fixtures. Verify purchase orders and payments with all SBO vendors. Liaise with Tory Burch Procurement Coordinators from other Regions (i.e. Hong Kong). Foster strong business relationships with vendors/suppliers. Meet with Design PM and CPM to review plans for upcoming projects. Perform special projects and other duties as assigned. (i.e. Retrofits.) Communicate with international partners and vendors. Participate in occasional conference calls outside of regular business hours due to international time differences.
Minimum of 3 years in Procurement/Purchasing functions within the retail industry. Highly motivated and able to multi-task. Well organized and highly detailed oriented, with emphasis on time management. Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
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