Your opportunity at Arc’teryx :
The Manager, Raw Materials works in collaboration with the North Vancouver HQ planning and development teams to both ensure raw material supply and to execute strategic developments.
In this role, you will partner both internally and externally to optimize our relationships with our raw materials vendor base and drive cost efficiency, quality and on-time delivery of our raw material supply.
Meet your future team :
The Hong Kong Liaison Office team is a cross functional group whose focus is on optimizing responsiveness to market with quality product, while driving towards cash flow and inventory targets.
We are a small but highly versatile team of problem solvers and process makers, driving collaborative partnership between Arc’teryx Headquarters, our vendors, and the Hong Kong Liaison Office team.
We support the building and execution of a sustainable global sourcing strategy that enables us to deliver exceptional product at the right place, with the right quality and cost, and on-time.
Is this job open to relocation? No
Will there be Visa support? No
Can this job be hired remote? No
If you were the Manager, Raw Materials now, here are some of the core activities you would be doing :
Managing raw materials supply planning and supplier reporting needs - collaborating with all partners to refine data for analytics performance
Establishing, negotiating and ensuring compliance on purchasing terms and conditions
Collaborating with sourcing partners at AMER and ANTA Sports to find process efficiencies, cost savings and sustainability best practices for the brand and the wider group
Supporting the Director, Raw Materials Sourcing with sales and operations (S&OP) evolution, supply review and change management initiatives
Partnering to manage excess raw materials (ERM) and project write off liability
Formulating and presenting recommendations for minimizing ERM cost and environment impacts
Collaborating with cross functional partners to support the idea to consumer process timeline and discipline
Supporting the Director, Raw Materials Sourcing with system integration and tool development
Partnering with Supply Chain and Information Systems leadership teams in pre-implementation planning, including vendor selection feedback, roll-out strategy, and internal stakeholder engagement
Optimizing raw materials functions and processes to ensure alignment with the Strategic Business Plans (SBP) and multi-channel performance
Creating and maintaining raw materials key performance indicators to measure supply planning accuracy, trends and to perform analysis as required
Initiating and executing on strategic raw materials developments
Are you our next Manager, Raw Materials?
You have a university degree in Supply Chain or Business Management
You have 5+ years’ experience in Supply Planning, Purchasing or Operations
You have strong leadership, interpersonal and facilitation skills, along with previous people leadership and mentoring experience
You have the ability to think both strategically and tactically, ability exert tactful influence within the organization
You have excellent communication skills, ability to relate to all levels of stakeholders
You have strong presentation skills and have demonstrated experience with presenting to senior leadership
You have advanced skills in Excel
You set a clear vision, align your team around common objectives, and foster commitment to these objectives
You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions
You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity
You effectively balance autonomy and collaboration
You inspire breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement
You seek the best (sometimes not the easiest) solutions, with an unwavering commitment to do what is right
Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it
Foreign language skills a plus