Director, Raw Materials Sourcing

Región: Canada

Estado: British Columbia

Ciudad: Vancouver

Sectores Empresarial: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

Description & Requirements

Director, Raw Material Sourcing 

Who we are 

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company that’s up to big things. The tradition and philosophy of yoga inform our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. We owe our success to our innovative products, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

Job Description

Raw Materials Sourcing curates and manages lululemon’s Global Raw Materials vendors.  Creating a sourcing strategy to deliver the brands needs ensuring Global Supply, Capabilities, Cost, Capacity and Sustainability needs.

This role has a team of Managers and Leads based in Vancouver, responsible for managing Global Sourcing responsibilities including Strategy, Cost, Vendor Exploration, Capacity, across Tier 2- Fabric, Trims, Packaging and Packing and Tier 3 – Yarn, Chemical, Finish Vendor Partners.  These Managers are responsible for both internal and external relationships. 

A day in the life: 

      The Director of Raw Materials Sourcing is responsible for curating a Global World class Vendor Base that delivers Brand and Product needs.

      Will need to develop relationships with Global Raw Material vendor partner and will drive strategies with these partners to deliver business needs.

      Will over see Long Range (5 yr.) Raw Materials Sourcing strategy in line with business needs and Global Sourcing Strategy and is responsible for ensuring seasonal business needs are met.

      Will manage Raw Material Costing and drive models, processe3s and vendor negotiations to deliver raw materials at a “Best Cost” to support product and brand needs.

Qualifications:

      10+ years of Supply Chain experience required with direct experience working in apparel raw materials.

      Knowledge of Raw Materials- Production, Capabilities and Costing.

      Previous Sourcing experience with garments/ raw materials (fabric, trims, yarns, packing, packaging).

      Extensive experience collaborating with internal /external stakeholders to establish share goals.