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About the Role
As Director, Merchandise Sourcing, the individual will be accountable for the strategy and planning for the department within the global category.
This role will be responsible for driving the overall vendor strategy for the department in partnership with the other category teams such as strategy, raw material and garment technical.
The main purpose of the team is to leverage category / vendor expertise to enable brand strategies and growth plans while driving global sourcing strategy through vendor allocation (sample and bulk), RSC & AUC management and country / vendor / mill strategy for the category.
The team will be accountable for capacity planning and driving organizational goals of AUC / RSC and Innovation.
What You'll Do
Define costing levers for the brand, drive pre-season planning to achieve costing targets and manage total costs by leveraging projected order volumes by category
Understands high level overview of total seasonal brand initiatives, manage side meeting agenda and cascade information accordingly
Expert of brand P2M processes and leads team through each season with clear targets and guidelines
Fair oversight of the brand's seasonal strategy including business performance, focus areas, top 30 styles, etc.
Responsible for driving the strategic initiatives and processes such as RSC, Seasonal Plan, vendor readiness and monthly book for their brand
Accountable for vendor allocation and aggregated costing for their area of responsibility (in line with seasonal strategies and brand targets)
Align with MM team - prepare for mill week, vendor co-creation, fabric plans, MOU and positioning
Able to set up business context for any strategic meeting
Maintain operations / process / IT tool knowledge of team
In partnership with US based PD leads, ensure development plans are in place for Asia based teams
Champion Brand culture / aesthetic and ensure that it is understood and followed in multiple locations (of cat team)
Who You Are
Global Product Development - significant experience in driving global product development and understands design, merchandising, and vendor / category management
Problem Solver - can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges.
Global Business Acumen - experience executing on multi-year operational goals, incorporating knowledge of production trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity, production cycle timeline, fabric and garment construction.
Team Leadership - has successfully led large cross-category, cross-functional, global teams (direct and dotted line reporting relationships)
Collaboration - Proven ability influencing and making decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.
Personal Leadership - demonstrated executive presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across a leadership team.
Change Leadership - experience leading with and without authority to influence others and drive decision-making
Talent Builder - proven track record of assessing, attracting, developing best-in-industry teams.
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