Vendor Operations Specialist - 1374937SE

 Job-ID :   1374937SE 
  Category :  Specialists 
  Position Type : Contract Remote 

Job Description

Job Description

GSM Tier 1+2 ETW



The Global Sourcing & Manufacturing (GSM) Tier 1+2 ETW owns and guides the lifecycle of vendor master data that is the foundational source base data set used across Converse and Client, Inc. for Sourcing, Supplier Performance Management, Product Creation, Senior Team and Board reporting, Digital platforms, SAP vendor payments, Ordering, Labels, and external reporting to NGOs and Consumers. This role will also lead and/or support the development of new capabilities in Converse's systems to streamline vendor maintenance processes. Day-to-day, the role will primarily work with our Sourcing, Sustainability, Finance, Tech, Legal, and overseas GSM teams.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Manage vendor (finished goods factories/materials suppliers) information for the Converse source base through onboarding, maintenance and divest stages
  • Create systems requests and perform data entry for vendors into Client, Inc. and Converse source systems (e.g. Aravo, FlexPLM, SAP, FSx)
  • Work with cross-functional and overseas teams to ensure data is updated accurately in each system at different stages of the onboarding, maintenance and divest stages
  • Act as gatekeeper for vendor data to enforce adherence to Client, Inc. policies
  • Ensure data accuracy through ongoing validation activities with cross-functional teams
  • Reporting and data analysis to support standard and ad-hoc business information needs for decision making


  • Organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking – agile, able to move easily between tasks and activities and prioritize
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; comfortable communicating with leadership
  • Enjoys working with cross-functional teams and those in different time zones
  • Problem solving
  • E2E thinking
  • Process improvement mindset


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Systems experience: MS office (advanced Excel = must have), Aravo/SAP/Tableau/FlexPLM (or any product lifecycle management system)/FSx (nice to have)
  • Nice to haves: experience in manufacturing/supply chain/planning, certification in Lean/Six Sigma



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