Full benefits, 401k with great match and immediate vesting!
Establish scalable sourcing strategies leveraging top vendors to
increase quality and value AUC. Lead Product Development,
Logistics, QA and Technical Design teams from Seasonal Trend
Presentation, where initial vendor allocation occurs, through
product delivery. Work closely with key partners in Design to
allocate production and leveraging the best capabilities of our
supply base. Ensures negotiations for the best cost is executed
without compromising the brand's quality or on-time deliveries.
Responsible for maintaining brand integrity and providing
leadership to the Technical Design department, ensuring brand
specifications and fit standards are maintained.
Drive supply chain initiatives that enable speed, flexibility,
and agility to deliver profitable top-line growth and gross margin
Manage vendor/supplier relationship and monitor supplier
performance and compliance using company policies and established
evaluation criteria both qualitative and quantitative
Manages and leads raw material, tech design and sourcing teams
as they effectively identify, source, develop and negotiate all
components of the product
Develop and maintain cross-functional relationships within the
Provides leadership to ensure and maintain measurement and fit
consistency by product category and across vendor base, including
both market and development vendors.
Strategically manages all pre-costing activities and
negotiations with suppliers to meet or exceed targeted product
costs, quality and delivery requirements.
Strategically aligns style/vendor allocation to maximize bulk
Manages the development and communication of seasonal time and
action calendars and ensures internal and external teams follow
Ensures suppliers comply with compliance and production policy
and standard operating processes.
Partners with Merchants & Planning to execute and leverage core
fabric placements to help deliver margin and delivery targets.
Monitors liabilities ensuring the consumption or resolution to
minimize financial exposure.
Monitors all vendor chargeback's and/or discount details.
Leads team in building long term vendor partnerships and
Conduct key research of competitors for countries of origin
pricing, timing, flow fabrics, and styles to continually improve
efficiency of supply chain operations
Optimize product cost by understanding macroeconomic climate and
various levers to unlock value
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of
internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer
information and uses it for improvements in products and services;
acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective
relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Drive for Results
Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly
and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line
oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Timely Decision Making
Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete
information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a
Integrity and Trust
Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can
present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner;
keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent
him/herself for personal gain.
See ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends
accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future
oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of
possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and
breakthrough strategies and plans.
Developing Direct Reports and Others
Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds
frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career
goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them;
pushes people to accept development moves; will take on those who
need help and further development; cooperates with the development
system in the organization; is a people builder.
Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching
objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work
in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue
with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is
a clear communicator.
Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can
motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members;
can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out
of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others;
invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility;
makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone
people like working for and with.
Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get
things done both through formal channels and the informal network;
understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies,
practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of
Conflict Management: Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as
opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening;
can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can
find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve
difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful
sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at
honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the
8 to 10 years minimum of Supply Chain: Product
Development/Sourcing & Technical Design, Logistics, & QA experience
inclusive of international trade.
Solid knowledge of production processes, costing and logistics
for women's apparel
Solid knowledge of technical requirements related to testing of
fabric, trims, and garments.
Solid knowledge of International Trade Law and US Apparel and
Superior management skills, including the ability to provide
leadership and motivation.
Ability to prioritize and effectively manage workflow and
projects for the team and CFT
Self-Motivated, creative problem solver with a strong sense of
Computer literate in Google mail or comparable software, Product
and PO tracking software, PLM, Excel and Word
4 Year College Degree
Strong analytical and financial skills
Ability to build effective teams
Ability to interact with all levels of the company
Extensive knowledge of yarns and fabric construction and garment
manufacturing and how it relates to cost
Leadership capability to drive change
Knowledge of trade policies and legislative action
Access to extensive network of contracts and relationships
Ability to drive projects to successful completion
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