Sr Sourcing Manager - Hard Goods
Posted on: May 9, 2022
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Bachelor's Degree in related field
Hard Goods experience preferred
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
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