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Global Sourcing Manager


Houston, TX, US, 77001

Req ID: 402087 


*This position will be located at Love's corporate office in Oklahoma City, so relocation to Oklahoma City will be required*


BASIC PURPOSE:  The Global Sourcing Manager will execute the Love’s global sourcing initiatives. This includes product development, process creation and implementation, overseas supplier relations, and internal collaboration. This GS manager will be responsible for driving gross profit dollars by executing private label programs and supporting merchandising initiatives.



  • Complete control of the product develop process
    • Product selection, package creation & supporting logistics
    • Develop product roadmaps
    • Negotiation with suppliers on the cost of goods
  • Build and maintain a network of suppliers for direct import programs/products
  • Execute global sourcing processes including but not limited to an RFQ/RFP bid process, workflow, and timeline processes for international and domestic sourcing
  • Work with internal teams to understand and refine the process of importing goods, maintaining them in our warehouses, and distributing them to over 800 locations
  • Support merchandising teams to implement private label programs to drive gross profit dollars in multiple categories and create brand strategies within the category
  • Help educate merchandising teams on categorical trends and cost analysis
  • Support inventory team on in stock, turns, and order forecasting
  • Work with 3rd party compliance companies to ensure quality standards and vendor accountability for all imported products
  • Overseas travel would be required
  • Handle other duties assigned as needed



  • Education:
    • HS Diploma or equivalent required
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related field preferred
  • Experience:
    • 3+ year of experience in product development, brand development, or global sourcing required
    • Experience with the following categories is a plus: Automotive, Consumer Electronic Accessories & General Merch
    • Experience as a buyer, in category management, in merchandising, etc. is a plus



  • Skills:
    • Hard Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Power Point knowledge, and software including database applications
    • Soft Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, keen attention to detail, ability to multitask, strong organizational skills, flexible, good relationship skills. Ability to work with various levels of management, and self-motivated to take on additional tasks.
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping.
    • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
    • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
    • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.
    • Must be available to travel when needed (traveling by car and plane about 50% of the time).


Job Function(s): Corporate 


Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert


The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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