Raw Material Sourcing Manager

165A Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Work remote
Published 24/08/2021

Job Description

Hey, we’re Article. We’re a digital-first furniture brand that’s working to make everyday living better by providing an easy way for people to furnish their space. We don’t have brick and mortar stores, so we’re able to deliver better value on beautiful, modern furniture. Recently named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies for the second year in a row, we’re on the hunt for talented, enthusiastic team members to join us at our Vietnam Office.

We’re looking for a Raw Material Sourcing Manager to manage sourcing and negotiations with raw material suppliers. You will be sourcing new raw material vendors, managing contracts with vendors, and negotiating better raw material prices.

What You'll Do

- Develop new relationships with mills and tanneries

- Source other components for products such as foam, cabinet hardware, legs, and fasteners

- Work with finished good vendors to standardize components and aggregate demand across raw material vendors

- Work closely with Raw Material Developers at Article to anticipate new material needs and find suitable vendors

- Work to double source all raw materials so we have backup vendors to ensure supply continuity

- Negotiate fair prices with vendors and mitigate any raw material price increases

- Ensure all Raw Material vendors comply with Corporate Social Responsibility and are pursuing sustainable practices

- Follow up on production delays and ensure all vendors are producing raw materials according to agreed leadtimes


- Candidate must have extensive knowledge of mills and tanneries with at least 5 years of experience dealing with raw materials

- Exceptional organizational and communication skills. English fluency is required

- Strong negotiation skills and ability to manage difficult situations

- Large network of mills and tanneries is an asset

- This position will require extensive travel in Asia. This position does not require to be in an office but should have proximity to mills and tanneries. Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, or Ho Chi Minh are ideal central locations

- This position will be 100% remote with reporting to the Director of Sourcing in Canada


We want Article to be an amazing place to work, and we do our part to take care of our team. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide:

- A team-oriented work environment. Article is lucky to employ a wide range of experts, and seeks to facilitate a culture of mentorship and curiosity. We take on the job learning seriously, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

- The tools you need to get your job done well! We supply state-of-the-art laptops and the software you need to succeed.

- Be a part of a fast growing company and an internationally recognized brand as we expand our operations into Vietnam.

Ready to become a Particle? Apply today. We're excited to meet you.

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