Softline Sourcing Manager (China) at Perch

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Perch is creating the next generation Consumer Products company by becoming the first technology-based scale operator of top eCommerce microbrands.  Microbrands selling through marketplaces like Amazon are already transforming global retail - Amazon’s 3rd party marketplace alone was $300B in 2020.  Perch is disrupting and accelerating this space by acquiring great brands and making them even better.  We look for successful, profitable businesses that sell top-ranked products with differentiated customer feedback.  The Perch platform integrates those businesses into a scale operating company and accelerates the products to the next level of sales and profitability.  We are a key resource for entrepreneurs who want liquidity and a key partner for Amazon and other retail channels by offering exceptional products, great customer service, and great value. 

Manager, Strategic Sourcing
Location: China
Perch is a US based Amazon aggregator backed by leading investors like SoftBank and Spark Capital, who have had notable investments in companies like AliBaba, Twitter, and Wayfair. We are a leading technology-driven, consumer products company that acquires and operates Amazon third party and other D2C brands at scale. Microbrands selling through marketplaces like Amazon are already transforming global retail - Amazon’s 3rd party marketplace alone was $300B in 2020. Perch is disrupting and accelerating this space by acquiring great brands and making them even better. We are a key resource for entrepreneurs who want liquidity and a key partner for Amazon and other retail channels by offering exceptional products, great customer service, and great value.  Perch has raised over $900M and has acquired over 70 brands, and will be scaling our US, Europe, and Asia footprint considerably over the next year. Central to our success is the ability to strategically source new suppliers in key geographies throughout Asia.  Building a robust supply chain is one of the most challenging and important parts of our success as a company.  We are looking for talented operators who have a track record of delivering results in ambiguous situations.  ResponsibilitiesThis person will partner with our category managers to drive business outcomes across the supply chain. Responsibilities will include:
  • Execute Perch’s category sourcing strategy for a set of defined categories.
  • Work cross-functionally to understand the business objectives (such as cost, quality, location, etc) of the company and our category managers to build sourcing matrices.
  • Constantly evaluate the existing supplier base for opportunities or shortcomings.
  • Identify, select and evaluate new suppliers through the RFx process to determine fit.
  • Work cross-functionally to validate and onboard chosen suppliers.
  • Conduct supplier negotiations.
About YouWe are looking for entrepreneurial, analytical, and action-oriented people to join our core supply chain team. The ideal candidate has:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Supply Chain or a related field.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a strategic sourcing role, focusing on consumer goods in multiple categories.
  • Experience sourcing suppliers/products throughout Asia (not just China).
  • Open to travel to manufacturers in China and throughout Asia.
  • Analytical, data-driven skills.
  • Experienced negotiator.
  • Ideally have experience working in a global organization.
  • Is a self-starter.
About Us

Perch is one of the fastest-growing eCommerce companies in Boston. Perch acquires and develops great eCommerce brands. We are backed by amazing investors (SoftBank, Spark Capital, Tectonic Ventures, and Boston Seed). Our team has deep expertise in eCommerce, technology, and M&A. We are disrupting one of the largest and most exciting spaces of eCommerce and are building an industry-shaping platform. Our aim is to have a workplace and company that positively impacts the lives of others, including our employees, their families, the entrepreneurs and vendors we work with, and our end customers.


Perch is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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Location

Our "nest" is located in the heart of Back Bay. Just steps away from Copley Place, MBTA, Newbury St., Boston Common... the best of Boston awaits!

An Insider's view of Perch

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We're in a race to scale; how do we scale our business to be equipped to acquire, integrate, & run what could be an infinite amount of brands? The thought of being a part of this growth & innovation is extremely inspiring. I believe we have the potential to be the pioneers of scale in this industry. It is a challenge we are facing head-on each day.

Amy

Senior Operations Associate

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career looks nothing like it did when I started at Perch in the best way possible. I joined to manage brands and was quickly so impressed by my colleagues that I volunteered for projects to engage and support the team. It was so rewarding that I am now in a dedicated HR role. I love Perch’s flexibility for continuous improvement outside your JD!

Carrie

Employee Experience Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Perch is an incredible startup to join if you want to learn & grow quickly. As the 16th hire at Perch, I've worked on 2 different teams & started hiring my own team. Perch focuses on hiring smart and humble people who have a bias towards action. I feel fortunate to work with colleagues each day that enjoy tackling difficult challenges.

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What are Perch Perks + Benefits

Perch Benefits Overview

We prioritize providing full-time employees and their families a full range of excellent benefits.
Our range of benefits includes Medical/Dental/Vision, flex spending accounts, 401k, a flexible PTO plan,
commuter benefits, employee discounts, and more!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

As a rapidly growing and evolving company, we make it a priority to continually evaluate our benefits against the needs/desires of our employees. We also offer our employees a discount on Perch-owned products!

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