Head of Sourcing Germany - GLOSSYBOX

The Hut Group

Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 06/06/2021
  • Website: thg.com
  • Company Address: Voyager House, Chicago Avenue, Manchester, M90 3DQ

About The Hut Group

THG has grown from a start-up business to a global digital commerce group, fast becoming one of the world’s leading beauty and wellbeing online retail organisations.

Job Description

THG is one of the world’s fastest growing and largest online retailers. We have over a decade of experience building and growing brands in the Beauty and Wellness sectors, in over 160 markets. We create brilliant digital brand experiences and our in-house team design, develop and build a bespoke proprietary technology platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

With a world-class business, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model, our ambition is to be the global digital leader.

Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious – we like to move twice as fast others believe to be possible. This belief is a fundamental part of the DNA that has supported our incredible growth. Our people are our strength and we have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers across the globe who are encouraged to think creatively and empowered to turn their ideas into actions.

To support our ambitious growth, we are looking for commercially astute, ambitious individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and play a part in driving the Group forward on its truly exciting journey.

About the Division - GLOSSYBOX

GLOSSYBOX is an established beauty subscription business, trading in Germany, France, UK and US alongside the Nordics. Every month we source the very best beauty products and brands for hundreds of thousands of GLOSSIES in Germany. We have a significant opportunity for a passionate, strong leader to lead our German sourcing team.

You will be responsible for managing GLOSSYBOX Germany end to end sourcing strategy, managing budgets, quality scoring and setting local sourcing targets for GLOSSYBOX. As a strong, identifiable brand loved by celebrities and influencers, we are seeing remarkable growth. Our unrivalled marketing campaigns offer brands an incredible opportunity to sample and understand more from potential customers thanks to our monthly product surveys.

You will be a beauty addict. You will be responsible for introducing the world’s best brands, from adored premium, to everyday favourites to brand new, secret finds. Quality is paramount to instil trust in our loyal subscribers.

You will have a strong understanding of the German beauty market to identify key partners for our business. You should have good political, cultural and economical awareness to identify opportunities, and potential issues, which we need to navigate as a business. You should have strong experience developing campaigns with major beauty brands at a senior level.

You will have strong commercial acumen, impressive sales pedigree, good people skills and you should be ambitious, quick-thinking and good at problem solving. Importantly you will understand the importance of best representing a global brand culturally, both with brand partners and ensuring high quality product for our customers.

You will report directly to the Global Head of Sourcing.

Key Responsibilities:

    Responsibility of local sourcing budgets and sourcing strategies
    Ensure outstanding reporting is delivered to our brand partners at the end of our campaigns
    Full responsibility for ensuring global sourcing guidelines are followed to a high standard
    Develop strong global partnerships with major beauty partners
    Ensure outstanding quality which meets quality and value KPIs
    Identify cost savings
    Work alongside the Marketing team to understand customer feedback, needs and wants
    Introduce B2B marketing strategies to introduce new brands
    Work with the operations team to ensure delivery KPIs are met and adhered to

    Review competitor activity and analysing trends to ensure we are in a market-leading position


    Previous experience in a senior sourcing or buying role
    Adept to work in a fast-paced environment
    Entrepreneurial spirit
    Strong commercial skills and excellent negotiator
    Good balance of creative and commercial skills
    Excellent attention to detail


    Competitive salary
    Employee discounts
    A dynamic environment with a highly motivated, international team
    Opportunities for individual development and the ability to make a difference to a global brand
    and of course, your very own monthly GLOSSYBOX

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