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Sourcing Manager

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About the position

At Zound we build audio products that put people first. In an industry that looks the same, we dare to be different and question the status-quo. Behind the scenes, we’re a band of hard-working, fun-loving, problem-solving, easy-going, creative people. And we’re here to bring life to sound. 

The Sourcing team is expanding as business is growing and we are now looking for a Sourcing Manager to join our global sourcing team. As our Sourcing Manager, you will be part of the development of our new products, driving all sourcing activities from early cost estimate through to product launch. You will also be responsible for selecting and managing suppliers, applying strategy within your area as well as adding value to our bottom line. Together with your team, to the continuous development of Zound’s sourcing department in terms of methodology and work processes whilst reporting to Zound’s Sourcing Director.

This is great opportunity to join one of Sweden’s fastest growing businesses and to be part of a multidisciplinary organization where we create magic together. Since we released our first pair of headphones a decade ago, the technical complexity of our disruptive product range has increased rapidly and it’s set to become even more complex in the future. Strong partnership agreements with industry leading suppliers is fundamental to us continuing to drive our success.

What you’ll do

Project sourcing 

· Driving sourcing projects from issuing RFX’s to negotiations and signed agreements

· Managing agreements and negotiating commercial terms and conditions

Strategy and planning

· Execute sourcing strategies together with relevant business stakeholders

· Develop deep understanding of your sourcing area, technology trends, market forces, cost structure, vendor base and supplier roadmaps

Supplier relationship and development

· Developing suppliers by setting goals, assessing performance and conducting business reviews

· Driving continuous savings activities to improve our bottom line

Drive change

· Setting up processes and best practice to structure how the department works

· Contribute to Zound's growth and development, including sourcing's transformation and ensuring we act as one Zound regardless of what country we do business in

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a proactive, pragmatic and skilled Sourcing Manager.
You have experience in sourcing activities, ideally with consumer electronics, electronics or similar industry, as well as good knowledge of new product development from a FMCG/consumer electronics perspective. We are looking for somebody with an open, cooperative mindset who is business-oriented and can provide practical and actionable advice in a user-friendly way. Having a cooperative mind set aimed at adding value to Zound’s culture will be fundamental.

We thrive to foster an inclusive workplace and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or marital status. We firmly believe that Zound thrives when our employees do and it will in the end lead to better experiences for our consumers. We encourage applications from all over the world. To enable transitioning from another country for a role at Zound, we offer re-location support. This support is tailored for each role but always includes visum application, local authority registration, and home finding service. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

We look forward to your application! 

Find out more

· Get a taste backstage behind the scenes at Zound Instagram and Linkedin
· Read more about us at Zound website and brand sites - Marshall, adidas, Urbanears

A bit about us
Zound Industries brings life to sound through the adidas, Marshall and Urbanears brands, offering a wide range of iconic and award-winning products. Zound is a global company with offices in Stockholm, New York, London, Paris, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

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For the right candidate the position holds great professional challenges and career opportunities. If you believe the position matches your qualification and ambitions, please send us your application as soon as possible as we are reviewing candidates continuously. We´re looking forward to your application!

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