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Director, Global Sourcing

New York   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • This outerwear company has grown exponentially within the past three years
  • Must have strong vendor and contract management experience

About Our Client

Fast growing outerwear company that believes in providing the best quality, innovative, and fashionable outerwear. They are the leading brand for cold weather conditions and is committed to constant research and development of the best tech to ensure that it is the best in the market.

Job Description

  • Develop strategies of negotiation that will deliver against business objectives
  • Implement and execute strategic sourcing projects to support the development of the teams' global end-to-end sourcing plan
  • Determine and analyze opportunities for cost reduction by optimizing supplier base and leveraging volumes
  • Increase global and domestic sourcing capabilities
  • Build relationships with potential suppliers by attending various trade shows to discover new, innovative, and unique products
  • Monitor internal metrics for sourcing plans and executing projects
  • Collect pertinent third party audits and perform audits of manufacturers
  • Visit supplier R&D labs to assist in the development new product
  • Drive conception and constant improvement of product offering
  • Head sourcing activities and competitive bid processes
  • Create accurate forecasting through analysis and understanding of data

The Successful Applicant

  • 10+ yrs experience in supplier management and apparel sourcing
  • Desire to professionally grow as the role's responsibility increases with this rapidly growing business
  • Proven top performance in previous roles with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Adaptable to fast paced and dynamic environments
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of purchasing procedures and methods on a large scale
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Must exhibit excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Subject matter expertise in procurement and must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of supplier solvency, economic drivers, industry structure, and competitive situation.
  • Experience in vendor risk assessment, vendor selection, program development, and competitive bid process.

What's on Offer

A full-time permanent position as a Director, Global Sourcing in the fashion industry. This role offers a competitive salary and bonus structure that is commensurate with current salary and experience.