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Director of Sourcing - Soft Goods & 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:
The Director of Sourcing for Soft Goods and Hard Goods, will successfully develop and implement global sourcing strategies while maintaining design's aesthetic and achieving margin goals. Provide leadership direction within Speedo Supply. Develop and execute global strategies to improve and enhance Speedo's supply chain efficiencies. Drive improvement through operational excellence and measurable KPI enhancements. Build and empower a team that drives results and creates a culture consistent with Pentland values.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Successfully develop and lead our sourcing strategy
Responsible for managing a team thru coaching and continuous feedback to grow their skillset and partnerships with the cross functional teams.
Develop and strengthen relationship between Pentland global partners to guarantee success of the North America Speedo business and alignment of global strategic and tactical initiatives
Leverage data/KPI's to evaluate business with appropriate decision makers to ensure optimal performance, execution and compliance of Speedo and Pentland's goals
Lead management of fact-based cost negotiations on seasonal and carryover styles, with input from cross-functional teams as necessary
Lead as primary owner of vendor partnerships.
Develop playbook for continued development and calibration of vendors into strategic partners
Maintain awareness of existing vendor risk mitigation (financial solvency, capital expenditures)
Drive efforts to improve vendor performance related KPIs and compliance
Lead vendor capacity collaboration and negotiation with cross-functional teams
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with business partners, key vendors and suppliers to assess capabilities, capacity, growth, & long-range planning.
Direct development and implementation of a supply chain and costing process that takes advantage of duty and macro cost efficiencies for margin maximization.
Establish relationships with existing and potential agents, suppliers and vendors for optimal cooperation and partnership
Participate in escalation process as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
10+ years minimum related experience; 5+ years in a leadership role
Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business or equivalent.
Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion)
Ability to work with and influence peers and senior leadership
Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
MS Office
Cloud-based management software (PLM and/or ERP) proficiency

Keywords: Speedo, Cypress , Director of Sourcing - Soft Goods & Hard Goods, Executive , Cypress, California

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