Global Sourcing Lead
Company: Columbia Sportswear
Posted on: January 8, 2022
CALLING THOSE WHO LIKE TO GO A LITTLE OFF ROUTE---
When our founders established the Bay as our base back in 1993,
Mountain Hardwear was destined for a life of play. They wanted to
make equipment and apparel that climbers and mountaineers could
depend on-but they wanted to have fun doing it, too. We bring the
same stoke we have in the mountains to the drawing board. We
express our brand through climbing, but more importantly, through
the culture that we as climbers, riders, artists, innovators,
movers, shakers -( insert your thing here) create.
Today, Mountain Hardwear is seeking a Global Sourcing Lead. You're
already one of us. So why not just become one of us?
ABOUT THE POSITION
As the Global Sourcing Lead, you will lead the seasonal source
strategy process and execution to meet the immediate capacity needs
for all apparel, equipment, and accessories product by responsibly
placing the right product at the right factory for effective
utilization and maximized profitability. You will partner with
Brand cross-functional teams and various market Regions to
understand the Company's direction and in-season business needs and
develop strategies to support. In addition, you will assist in the
development of the long-range global source direction for the
Mountain Hardwear Brand.
HOW YOU'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Manage the seasonal product calendar for sourcing and costing with
consideration and alignment to cross-functional calendar dates and
Assist in building the long-range source strategy and oversee the
seasonal source plan execution with adherence to deadlines and
alignment to the strategy and factory capacity and
Determine new source opportunities thru understanding of current
and future global apparel trends, trade regulations, and company
Develop strong and stable partnerships with our suppliers and
directly influence performance improvement and drive best product
Lead the securing of vendor seasonal development and production
capacity and ensure issues are monitored and resolved throughout
Work with product team and vendors to drive profitability and
provide engineering expertise for Mountain Hardwear Brand and
Ensure cost accuracy with vendors, liaison office, and conduct in
depth cost analysis to meet or exceed season margin target.
Lead predictable and competitive cost initiatives and projects.
Support product development and product team in cost estimate and
proto costing process
Explore ways to create leverage for the Columbia Sportswear brands
and ensure alignment of apparel and material sourcing
Lead and influence cross-functional projects that positively impact
Sourcing, Costing, buy ready, production flow, capacity utilization
and other manufacturing related areas.
Direct the creation and maintenance of tools that support reporting
and analytical needs that drive key source decisions.
Perform other duties as assigned
Mentor, share knowledge, and train others both inside and outside
Able to conduct complex business operations, manage interpersonal
interactions, develop and cultivate personal and professional
relationships within and outside the company. Ability to work well
with individuals of different countries and cultures
Able to deal with work and time pressures to accomplish job
requirements in an efficient and effective manner
Bachelor's degree in business, apparel/textiles, manufacturing, or
8+ years direct or relevant experience of garment manufacturing
including, sourcing, costing, development, manufacturing
Strong working knowledge of materials and functional aspects of
garments as well as global trade agreements and regulations
Strong analytical and organizational skills
An understanding of ambiguity and can work in a quickly evolving
and dynamic environment
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Pivot
Tables, BI, and Access preferred
Role may require 50+ hours per week, usually with 8-10 hour days.
Attendance at evening/weekend meetings may be required
As COVID related travel restrictions lift, position requires travel
internationally, approximately 25% of time
To learn more about our hiring process during COVID-19, click here
Our purpose is to build essential gear for climbers, mountaineers,
and outdoor athletes. Mountain Hardwear expedition tents have
summited more of the world's highest peaks than any other brand.
This level of technical precision inspires everything we do. Every
stitch deliberate, every angle precise, every fabric tested, so
that function and comfort are built with intent. Over and over.
Mountain Hardwear, Inc., founded in 1993 and based in Richmond, CA,
is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company and
distributes its products through specialty outdoor retailers in the
United States and 34 countries worldwide.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of
duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition
of the position's scope and function in the company.
At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing
an environment of mutual respect where equal employment
opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including
childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national
origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any
other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that
diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our
success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and
retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All
employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and
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