Strategic Sourcing Manager
Company: doTERRA (Europe) Ltd.
Location: Milton Keynes
Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager
Salary: GBP80,000 – GBP85,000
Reports to: Director, Sourcing Special Initiatives
Founded in 2008, doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing therapeutic–grade essential oils with the world. Having seen for themselves the incredible benefits that can be had from using these precious resources, a group of health–care and business professionals set out to make this mission a reality. They formed a company and named it doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning "Gift of the Earth."
The first offering of doTERRA essential oils included 25 single oils and 10 blends and was introduced for sale on April 25, 2008 in the United States. Since that time, the doTERRA product offering has added many more single oils and oil blends as well as nutritional, spa, and healthy living products based on essential oil technologies and a comprehensive wellness philosophy. doTERRA has expanded to over 148 countries around the world.
doTERRA utilizes a direct selling model that allows distributors to work with customers as opposed to mass marketing. This more individual approach allows individuals to experience for themselves the incredible power of essential oils while also developing relationships of trust. This model also created the opportunity for individuals and families to achieve their dreams of financial independence. Over 2 million Wellness Advocates, now use and sell doTERRA products around the world.
Support Strategic Sourcing team in managing doTERRA's sourcing efforts in Eastern Europe and North Africa, maintaining existing sourcing relationships, building new relationships, and coordinating in–country Co–Impact Sourcing initiatives.
- Define project goals, including roles and responsibilities of sourcing partners and other stakeholders.
- Consistently apply contemporary methods and processes to deliver total cost value creation, accountability with sourcing partners, and successful implementation of sourcing initiatives.
- Manage key sourcing process steps, including opportunity assessment, strategy development, analysis of progress, and overall contract execution with new and existing growers and distillers.
- Identify key growers and distillers for improving crop yields, quality of plants and essential oils.
- Negotiate and secure long term oil supply contracts.
- Develop direct relationships with and evaluate current and future supplier capabilities, reviewing crop growing techniques, capacity and quality.
- Conduct regular on–site oversight and relationship building with current and potential sourcing partners.
- Achieve annual goals for regional sourcing development (Measured in kgs and price).
- Develop relationships with government officials, community leaders, growers and distillers.
- Gain a solid understanding and conduct research regarding essential oil properties, regions of availability, growing conditions, distillation processes, and major suppliers.
- Identify and propose opportunities for potential doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation funded projects linked to Co–Impact Sourcing initiatives.
- Assist sourcing team to develop corporate messaging regarding Co–Impact Sourcing practices and initiatives, as well as assist with monitoring and evaluation systems.
- Produce regional reports demonstrating capacity and relevant data for a consolidated global reports.
- Identify new oils for new product development review and consideration.
- Master Degree in Sustainable Development Practice or related degree.
- 3 years' experience in business acumen and ability to improve processes and identify cost savings in supply chains on a continuous basis.
- Prior experience in an agricultural, plant science, or botany field preferred.
- Excellent people skills, sharp attention to detail, and strong analytical skills.
- 2 years; knowledge of various supply chain functions, including farming cooperatives and manufacturing efficiencies and constraints.
- 7 years' experience in managing multiple ongoing projects concurrently.
- Self–starter with ability to work with minimal supervision in identifying tasks that need to be completed.
- 5 years or more overseas experience required, living and working in a developing context.
- Expected travel (international): minimum 70% of time.
- Foreign language fluency (speak, read, and write) strongly preferred.
Closing date for applications: 11/18/2019