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Supply Chain Procurement Manager

BarkBox, Columbus, OH, New York, NY

A monthly box of dog goodies


Procurement Manager

New York, NY, Columbus, OH, Remote

WHO ARE WE?

If the BARK experience is a theatrical production, the Logistics team is the wizard behind the curtain making sure all 1,000 things go according to plan and millions of dogs are happy. We're the people who get our product where it needs to go: from factory / manufacturer to our warehouse network, and then to our end customers by all the necessary means possible (FEU, LCL, small parcel, LTL, FTL). We are obsessed with logistics and relentless on performance, but we're not afraid to have fun! We like to think we're superheroes your dog doesn't even know about. No capes, but we type faster than you can fly and don't rest until pups are barking at the door in anticipation of BARK products landing on their doorstep.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The role Procurement Manager is a critical part of meeting BARKs strategic mission of making all Dogs happy. In this role, you will support the procurement of international and domestic supply chains to best service our customers over multiple commercial options (Direct to Customer, e-commerce and Retail), working closely with internal teams to include: technology, sourcing, planning, finance, legal and downstream fulfilment teams. You will be responsible to build strong partnerships with external and internal partner teams to build supply chain and business solutions from source of supply to customer delivery. In this role, you will build strong foundational capabilities across the supply chain that provides a strong platform for future growth and development into new markets and business channels that allows BARK to scale and meet our strategic vision. 

The successful candidate will work cross-functionally to navigate ambiguous challenges, have an ability to take ownership of complex topics, dive deep on all aspects of our supply chain data to understand the bigger picture for our customers and business.  This is a management role with high visibility within BARKs senior leadership team, you must have excellent written and verbal communications, be comfortable presenting supply chain and business solutions in a customer and P&L data driven approach, sharp analytical approach to understanding/solving problems, and someone who will flourish in a role with considerable autonomy and visibility. 

KEY DUTIES

Conceptualize, execute and/or enhance various sets of new and existing relationships with 3P Vendors, processes, segments and/or sub-categories throughout the lifecycle process of our supply chain to serve retail, direct to customer (DTC) and e-commerce channels and/or related business units/product categories by performing one or more of the following duties:

  • Own strategic relationships with key vendors, negotiate competitive business terms, define and secure terms of business.
  • Design and execute strategies for growing the size and lifetime value of the business relationships with key vendors by crafting Vendor Relationship Management strategies to target and communicate with each key vendor.
  • Manage and expand portfolio(s) of 3P logistics providers, define long term strategy, conduct regular intensive business analysis and reporting, and manage projects working with internal technology teams to build a world class customer experience.
  • Interact with international entities to ensure implementation of appropriate strategies to drive the business forward domestically and in each new country we enter.

EXPERIENCE

  • BA/BS degree and minimum 10 years of experience in supply chain, procurement experience and a strong understanding of international customs and tax. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing and developing international teams.
  • Experience partnering effectively with geographically disperse internal and external teams. 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; proven ability to get results
  • Strategic thinker with highly developed analytical and critical thinking abilities. Able to find and mine data to help make design strategy and road map decisions
  • Leads by example, shows ownership and a strong bias for action, and holds people accountable to goals
  • Strong project, product and resource management skills for highly complex business and technical initiatives
  • Excellent business writing and communication skills to peers and senior leadership teams.
  • Experience in MS Office suite of products (in particular word, excel)
  • Comfortable with ambiguities, conflicting priorities, multi-cultural, matrixed environment.
  • Data Analysis and Excel savvy to aid problem-solving and drive decisions

This position is a full-time salaried position. It is located on-site at our office in Manhattan, New York or Columbus, Ohio; or remote. We offer health insurance for both you and your pup, 401k, wonderful team lunches, cold brew on tap, and a dog to pet anytime you wish. 

ABOUT BARK

Here at BARK, we love dogs and their people. We’re looking to make all dogs happy throughout the entire world (we’re not kidding). Think Disney for dogs -- we make magic for dogs and their people through our products, events, and experiences.

Our ambition level is high, the opportunity is huge, and our love for dogs is through the roof! We launched in 2011 with BarkBox, a monthly-themed subscription of all-natural treats and clever toys. Since then, we've shipped more than 70 million toys and treats to the dogs across the world and use all of that direct customer feedback to inform new initiatives and ways to make magic between dogs and their people. We’ve since expanded into other offerings as well, as we aim to become THE Dog Company for every family with a four-legged, belly-scratch-loving, interspecies family member.


Please Note: BARK requires all employees or guests entering our space to provide proof of up to date covid-19 vaccinations. Exemption and/or accommodation requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

About BarkBox

There are 80 million dogs in the US. Not all of them have their own BarkBox subscriptions…yet. But you can help. BarkBox is hiring, and employees get a spot in their sunny new office and health insurance for employee and pup (no joke).


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