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Director, Global Contract Manufacturing & Category Sourcing Management- Nutrition, Cosmetics and Pet Care at Thrasio

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Hop on the Rocketship 

Thrasio is a next-generation consumer goods company reimagining how the world’s most-loved products become accessible to everyone. We use a deep understanding of rankings, ratings, and reviews to identify and acquire quality brands and use world-class expertise and data science to make their products better or create new ones to meet changing customer demand.

We’ve got huge goals, and every Thrasher plays an integral part in getting us to the stratosphere. That’s why we only bring on people who think positively. Who look out for the team. Who tell their egos to take a hike while they get the job done right.

From the moment you hop on our rocketship, we give you the freedom you need to take big swings and push what’s possible to get us there. And if you fail, it’s cool—we know you’ll grow spectacularly. What matters is that you’re helping impact millions of people around the world who use our products everyday.

Because with every new spatula, pillow, or marker brand we acquire, with every coffee roaster or body wash we develop, our goal is to provide people everywhere with what they need to make the most of every moment - ensuring that what gets delivered to their door delivers. 

The Director, Contract Manufacturing & Category Sourcing Management- Nutrition, Cosmetics and Pet Care is responsible for driving end-to-end category leadership for a variety of sub-commodities including but not limited to supplements, variety of cosmetics, pet food and per care. This includes defining and articulating a cohesive category strategy, developing, and managing a global category and sourcing management team, building, and growing strategic partnerships with global contract manufacturers, and delivering strategic financial and operational value across the organization. This position is a key contributor to several critical business processes and requires cross-functional collaboration across teams and geographies. Responsible for direct spend of at least $40M annually in a high visibility focus area(expected to grow many folds following the organization’s aggressive growth plan)

Main responsibilities include:

  • Provide senior technical leadership to develop & lead the strategy and planning for Nutrition, Cosmetics and Pet Care by leveraging category mapping across Thrasio products portfolio, category global market analysis, cost benchmarking, efficient global contract manufacturing set-up and management and a robust strategic sourcing process
  •  Select, build, and manage strategic partnerships with global contract manufacturers to achieve an optimal balance on value, quality, speed to market, responsible sourcing and overall category risk profile. Also ensure that a manufacturing strategy footprint optimization is always updated.
  • Set-up and execute a comprehensive plan to manage and grow a global team of sourcing and category managers to efficiently execute the portfolio strategy and meet key results
  • Spearhead the establishment of quantitative category management frameworks including market intelligence, e-sourcing tools, contract management, benchmarking metrics, suppliers’ performance management frameworks and effective reporting
  • Build and disseminate category plans across the supply chain department and the organization overall by cross-functional collaboration with Mergers & Acquisitions, Supply Chain Due Diligence/Operations/Integrations, New Product Development, Brand Management, Quality Assurance and Legal teams.

What you bring to the party:

  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing or industrial engineering is required. An MBA will be a plus.
  • 10 years’ experience in contract manufacturing of a wide range of Electronic consumer products i.e. global manufacturing, retail or e-ecommerce organizations across several geographies including Asia-Pacific (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, etc.); Eastern and Central Europe, Turkey and Mexico
  • 7 years in a global leadership role managing global category and strategic sourcing teams for consumer products
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and executing appropriate category and sourcing strategies in a fast-paced environments/high growth companies
  • Have a working knowledge of Intellectual Property matters
  • Strong analytical and communication skills required.
  • A global citizen with outstanding people leadership across organizational levels, functions, cultures, and geographies
  • Fluency in both English and Mandarin/Cantonese is desired
  • Flexibility to travel 30% international 


Thrasio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Thrasio employees or any other organization location. Thrasio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Where we are

Our office is about 15 miles southwest of Boston and is nestled between the commuter rail station, restaurants, town commons, and locally-owned shops.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Always open to new technologies that will help us get the job done!Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • GraphQLLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

What are Thrasio Perks + Benefits

Thrasio Benefits Overview

Thrasio believes in investing in our employees' wellbeing. Our #1 priority is having a happy, healthy & harmonious team of employees to keep us on the path to success!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Beginning September 2021
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Thrasio

What's something quirky about your company?

Thrasio culture thrives on the "fail-forward" mentality and it really encourages people to learn from their mistakes rather than being ashamed of them. This has really helped me gain confidence in my work and allowed me to take necessary risks that I would have otherwise avoided due to fear of failure.

Sofia Cacho

Partner Success Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Thrasio uses Zoom and Slack to foster collaboration between teams. Each brand has a dedicated Slack channel where we can talk through strategy and ideas. Often, groups will jump in a Zoom to talk through next steps and how we can work together to achieve success. These impromptu meetings and Slacks help us build a cohesive plan for each brand.

Keith Jarvis

Director Google SEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful people at Thrasio aren’t afraid to try new things and take risks. Even if things fail, taking accountability and learnings from that to put toward the next project helps us all be more and more successful as we grow.

Jackie Pomposelli

Director, Marketing Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Data is the heart of Thrasio. The Technology team fuels data-driven decision making that optimizes our brands and overall internal functioning. We design structures, systems, experiments, and tools to address critical questions. We teach business stakeholders how to understand and use data. We’re the source that informs our company’s direction.

Jeremy Freeman

Senior Vice President of Technology

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