In this role, you will directly responsible to work with vendors for the development of readymade apparel products and categories within a Strategic Business Unit including the development and approval of new trims, art techniques, new fabrications and overall aesthetics.
In this role you will improve supplier compliance to inventory metrics. Shorter lead-times reduce acuity inventory which improves our cash flow. A part always being available, stabilizes the production schedule, supports the kanban process and reduces costs associated with ordering and expediting material. Thus our customer will experience superior service regarding delivery of acuity fixtures.
In this role, the selected candidate will conduct research and analyze the supply marketplace, maintain working knowledge of business trends including industry issues, cost drivers, global pricing, market conditions, and economic indicators.
The strategic sourcing manager will focus on developing advanced sourcing strategies, partner with category managers to integrate new strategies / methods to manage supplier base, and participate in strengthening relationship with key stakeholders as needed. This position requires extensive knowledge of transportation and strategic sourcing.
In this role, the selected candidate will deliver on aggressive year-over-year cost performance goals and other KPIs and oversees the indirect purchasing process from new supplier on-boarding, relationship management and supplier exit.