Senior Director of Global Sourcing

Athleta
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeProduction

About the Role

The Senior Director of Global Sourcing is responsible for building and executing Athleta’s short and long term global sourcing strategy – delivering value while balancing agility, efficiency, quality, sustainability, innovation and cost. You will be able to operate in a highly matrixed global organization, being part of the cross functional leadership team (Design, Merchandising, Fit, RM Development, Production and Quality). You will be able to strategize as well as execute, with strong attention to detail and business acumen, ensuring product flows through the pipeline and meets key milestones to meet product to market (P2M) demands.

What You'll Do

what you'll do

  • Sourcing Strategy
    • Rationalize the global raw material, trims and finished goods source base and find improvement opportunities with a focus on strategic partnerships, risk mitigation and business continuity
    • Maintain an understanding of Athleta’s brand aesthetic and collaborate with Design and Product Engineering to support the development of the product line for both seasonal and fast pipelines
    • Support or attend sourcing/development trips to collaborate on fit/quality/cost alignment solves
    • Regularly influence leadership team decisions and initiatives
  • Costing Excellence
    • Drive a transparent, standards driven, knowledge based costing process
    • Partner with cost engineering team to evolve transparent costing and facilitate analytics to identify cost optimization opportunities
    • Lead the cross functional cost engineering/optimization process – inclusive of pre-costing methodologies
    • Leverage and contribute to the brand portfolio cost negotiations
  • Production and Capacity Planning
    • Lead the strategic execution of short, medium and long term capacity planning in partnership with the production management team
    • Optimize responsive capabilities inclusive of raw material staging, replenishment and vendor managed inventory programs
    • Partner with upstream inventory management, merchandising and production teams to align demand and supply planning needs and milestones
  • Establish best practices
    • Contribute to best in class, KPI driven vendor scorecards to inform source base allocation and strategies
    • Continuously review and lead the team to identify process and system opportunities to increase speed to market, improve product execution, foster innovation and drive down costs
    • Partner with production management teams on supplier agreements, new vendor approval process and production, quality and sustainability metrics

Who You Are

who you are

  • Strategic Visioning:  Can envision innovative strategies and operating models for improving global Supply Chain effectiveness
  • Problem Solving & Analytics: Able to use rigorous logic, methods, and advanced analytics to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Organizational Savvy: Able to build constructive and effective relationships and use them to maneuver through complex situations
  • Influencing & Negotiation: Can present ideas and directions that lead others to action
  • Relationship Management: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners
  • People Management: Establish clear direction and provides an empowering and challenging environment that brings out the best in people
  • Project Planning:  Create complex project workplans that define the cross-functional activities and resources required to successfully complete the initiative
  • Process Management: Can identify and articulate the processes and resources necessary to get things down efficiently and effectively
  • Systems Acumen:  Experienced in systems implementations, from initial requirements through end-user rollout
  • Risk Management: Anticipate risks and identifies contingency plans and processes to prevent disruptions when risks occur
  • Results Oriented:  Is passionate about achieving and tracking bottom-line business results
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrates strong listening, written and oral communication skills
  • 8-10 years of experience in Sourcing or Global Supply Chain roles

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