Senior Manager or Director of Raw Material Sourcing (Consumable)

Job Summary

The Senior Manager or Director of Raw Material Sourcing (Consumables), from a Pharmaceutical or Consumer Goods environment, will lead the sourcing process for consumable raw materials, packaging, and labels for GNC's private branded product. Individual will be responsible for developing the GNC sourcing strategy (domestic and international), sourcing cadence as well as leading the sourcing process and associated supplier negotiations. Candidate will need to collaborate and work across merchandising, product development, brand, marketing, legal, and finance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement processes to review current vendor service levels and cost structures, and develop short and long-term plans to improve sourcing costs and vendor performance
  • Execute strategic sourcing events and track/report progress against plan
  • Analyze industry trends and have in-depth knowledge of relevant commodities, to identify supply base issues and protect continuity of supply, as well as emerging opportunities
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships to identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Identify and vet potential new GNC suppliers with the Product Development Team
  • Lead supplier negotiations on pricing, minimum order quantities and other delivery order terms
  • Work with legal counsel and other cross-functional stakeholder to draft and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to resolve problems with contract interpretation
  • Work with product development and Brand in estimating and confirming the total cost of a product from an FOB at the start of ideation through actual landed cost


  • Responsible for supervising multiple projects
  • Responsible for supervising a team of employees

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Finance or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job required
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master's) preferred
  • 8+ years progressive direct strategic sourcing experience, for a complex or technical category in Consumable Raw Materials from a Pharmaceutical or Consumer Goods environment
  • 8+ years progressive experience negotiating contract terms required
  • 4+ years in a leadership role (direct or indirect)
  • Prior managerial/supervisory experience preferred
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary

General Nutrition Centers International is an Equal Opportunity Employer