At Abercrombie & Fitch, quality is in our roots and we’re on a mission to honor this rich heritage. With an unwavering focus on our customer, we strive every day to deliver a unique and welcoming experience, whether in our stores or online. Our five global brands, Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Gilly, Hollister Co., and Social Tourist are the embodiment of our passion for the incredible product we offer to our customers. At the heart of it all is our amazing 500-acre campus, nestled just outside of Columbus, Ohio. With an open workspace, inspiring views, and even a place to gather as a team around the fire pit, our Home Office fosters a diverse and inclusive culture that consistently seeks the input of our associates and focuses on the future. We are looking for leaders, visionaries, and creatives who are willing to roll up their sleeves and write the next chapter in our brand’s legacy.
Supply Chain Procurement manages all sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management activities for the Abercrombie & Fitch Supply Chain team. We are looking for a naturally curious self-starter with strong critical thinking skills who successfully demonstrates flexibility and agility in a fast-paced and dynamic, digitally led environment. A person in this role must also be a relationship builder and be able to team up with others, as there are high levels of coordination required between business partners, stakeholders, and key strategic suppliers. This person plays a key role in the success of our ongoing Supply Chain transformation, supporting the teams with supplier selection, contracting, and supplier relationship management for our transportation, distribution, and trade compliance teams. They will be responsible for building strong cross functional partner relationships supporting each area to achieve their strategic goals.The Procurement Specialist job function lies within the Supply Chain Procurement team, which is based at the A&F Home Office in New Albany, OH.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Build & nurture cross functional partnerships with business areas to understand their requirements, including the following: category, supplier base, and market forces
Team Up with Finance, Legal, Risk, Compliance, Internal Audit along with the business partners impacted by sourcing decisions; you will use market intelligence, analytics, and reporting to make data-driven decisions
You will help facilitate the supplier selection process through RFI, RFP, and other techniques in order to effectively: help ensure suppliers meet all internal and external compliance requirements, facilitate supplier risk management reviews, and source best in class vendors who share our values of inclusion and diversity, sustainability, and social responsibility
Maintain and enhance vendor relationships via a robust, A&F-specific Supplier Relationship Program (includes scorecards, SLAs & KPIs); in order to ensure proper planning & performance, you will lead Business & Roadmap reviews with strategic vendors
Extensive contract management responsibilities, including the following:
Work cross functionally to enable adoption of contract best practices
Facilitate legal and functional contract reviews/approvals
Execute favorable contracts for A&F
Establish clarity/understanding by both business owners & suppliers
Manage renewals, amendments & terminations
3rd Party contract administration, which includes proper setup & maintenance of vendor profiles, along with organization of contracts & related documentation
WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO BRING?
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 1-3 years’ experience in procurement or similar position
Supply Chain Project Management experience a plus
Ability to execute tasks and meet critical deadlines in a thorough, poised, accurate, and timely manner, while managing multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced and often-changing environment
High level of attention to detail and meticulous follow-through, coupled with the flexibility to shift requirements and expectations, due to ever-changing needs of the business
A collaborative approach to work; builds strong partnerships with business partners
Self-motivated, self-starting, and creative thinker; shows resiliency in problem-solving
Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment
A collaborative approach to working with cross-functional partners
Desire to learn & hunger for more!
Microsoft Office - MS Excel, PowerPoint
Peoplesoft, iValue, DocuSign experience a plus
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) is a global retailer of five iconic, omnichannel lifestyle brands catering to the kid through millennial customer: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Social Tourist. At A&F Co., we’re here for our associates, customers and communities on the journey to being and becoming who they are - and because no journey is the same, we strive to create an inclusive culture, where everyone is free to share ideas.
We lead with purpose and always put our people first, which is evidenced by our Great Place to Work™ Certification, as well as being a 2021 recipient of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail, and named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign for 16 consecutive years. We’re proud to offer equitable compensation and benefits, [including flexibility and competitive Paid Time Off], as well as education and engagement events, including various Associate Resource Groups, volunteer opportunities and additional time off to give back to our global communities.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
As an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) associate, you’ll be eligible to participate in a variety of benefit programs designed to fit you and your lifestyle. A&F is committed to providing simple, competitive, and comprehensive benefits that align with our Company’s culture and values, but most importantly - with you! We also provide competitive incentives to reward the commitment our associates have for moving our global business forward:
Incentive Bonus Program
Paid Time Off and Work From Anywhere Flexibility
Paid Volunteer Day per Year, allowing you to give back to your community
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Available
Life and Disability Insurance
Associate Assistance Program
Paid Parental and Adoption Leave
Access to Carrot to support your unique parenthood journey
Access to Headspace dedicated to creating healthier, happier lives from the inside out
401(K) Savings Plan with Company Match
Opportunities for Career Advancement, we believe in promoting from within
A Global Team of People Who'll Celebrate you for Being YOU
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Notice (Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act): For employees based in Colorado, this position has a minimum starting base rate of $77,250 per year. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate may include your specific skills, your years of experience, your work location, comparison to other employees in similar or related roles, or market demands. The starting rate may be modified in the future.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a portfolio of global lifestyle brands (Abercrombie & Fitch Co., abercrombie kids, Hollister, and Gilly Hicks) that share a commitment to offering products of enduring quality and exceptional comfort – allowing consumers around the world to express their own individuality and style. The company operates approximately 850 stores under these brands across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as the e-commerce sites www.abercrombie.com and www.hollisterco.com.