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Sr Sourcing Manager - Hard Goods

Company: Speedo
Location: Cypress
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

WE ARE SPEEDO

The world's leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water. The brand's heritage of innovation derives from its leadership in competitive swimming, where more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand. Unmatched in performance, fit and feel, we are also America's #1 goggle brand.

From the first splash, to every stroke, the genuine love and excitement we have working with the water is what creates exciting and meaningful relationships.

Speedo is not where we work, but is who we are.

It's watching a baby in the pool for the first time or our athletes make history. What we do is sacred to us and our connection to the rest of water lovers around the world. Driven by the challenge, not the glory. At Speedo, it is never enough to be good at what you do; you have to love what you do.

Speedo is a part of the Pentland Brands Limited Family.

We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.

We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, SeaVees, Red or Dead and we're the UK licensee for Kickers and have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear. Our products are available in over 190 countries and are sold either directly by Group companies or are represented by licensees and distributors.

All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,200 employees worldwide and we're always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.

We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.

At Pentland, we're guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we're not only doing a great job, but we're doing it in the right way:
Success is a team game
With clarity and courage
Better as standard
In good conscience

We believe in building brands for the world to love, generation after generation. Your potential is our potential and together we can build and grow brands that last.

KEY PURPOSE:
Implement, manage and maintain long-term and short-term sourcing strategy for Speedo Hard Goods in cooperation with internal and external partners. Demonstrate knowledge and clear understanding of Speedo business and strategies in order to impact the end-to-end value chain. Provide input into overall sourcing strategy, track and report out on KPIs, assist creation and lead execution of sourcing initiatives in support of strategic initiatives. Strong problem solver with ability to influence cross-functional and global partners.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Director of Sourcing build and drive short and long-term finished Hard Goods sourcing strategies.
Drive and create standard operating procedures for sourcing system processes.
Train, develop, and manage team members to evolve appropriate skill set and provide feedback through the employee review process.
Evaluate tech packs and collaborate with design team prior to handoff
Enhance supply chain efficiency and speed to market capabilities for hard goods product.
Understand and take advantage of duty and macro cost efficiencies for margin maximization.
Maintain ongoing management of existing vendor risk mitigation (financial solvency, capital expenditures).
Manage fact-based cost negotiations on seasonal and carryover styles, with input from cross-functional teams as necessary.
Identify, develop and calibrate new vendor partners to meet and exceed Speedo and Pentland standards and goals
Based on sourcing strategies, allocate seasonal program development and production to vendor partners.
Engage team on calendar and process management, and deliver Operational Excellence and KPI reporting.
Execute seasonal review and analysis of new product manufacturing and commercialization risk.
Participate Supply Escalation process as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
8+ years professional experience in sourcing and production in apparel and/or textile industries. Sourcing and production experience necessary
Bachelor's Degree in related field
Hard Goods experience preferred
MS Office
Cloud-based management software (PLM and/or ERP) proficiency
Strong leadership skills
Attention to detail
Process execution and follow-up
Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to influence and communicate with all levels
Works both independently and collaboratively
Must be hands on

Keywords: Speedo, Cypress , Sr Sourcing Manager - Hard Goods, Executive , Cypress, California

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