Senior Director, Raw Materials Sourcing

Région: Canada

État/Province: British Columbia

Ville: Vancouver

Unité commerciale: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Type d'heure: Full-time

Description et exigences

Senior Director, Raw Material Sourcing

 

WHO WE ARE

lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. That includes creating an equitable, inclusive, and growth-focused environment for our people.

 

ABOUT THIS TEAM

This role is part of the Global Sourcing Organization charged with managing our global vendor portfolio to ensure we have the right vendors, capabilities, capacity, and costs to meet our product and guest needs.   The Raw Materials Sourcing Team is a growing and multi-faceted Team covering this effort for fabrics and trims, yarn, raw material inputs, costing, and sustainability initiatives.

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE

This job owns all aspects of securing and managing our complex global network of raw materials (RM) vendors; from exploring and on-boarding new vendors to driving strategies and accountabilities with existing vendors and securing the production capacity to meet our business needs.      This role covers a large global network of roughly 100 vendors and spans the entire lululemon (LLL) global portfolio of raw material spend.     In addition, the role is responsible for all costing related to raw materials and has heavy cross functional connectivity to Global Planning, Global Liaison Offices, Merchandising, RM Development, RM Innovation, and FG Sourcing to ensure strategic alignment to margin and LLL’s product and volume needs.

This role is dynamic in nature and is a critical part of our product engine and Supply Chain.  It is imperative that this leader can establish and drive strategy through different tiers and facets of raw materials and then translate that to an execution path for various Team members and partners.  The role will be the critical bridge from strategy to execution across short, medium and long-term horizons.   This leader will be responsible for growing, guiding and developing a global Team of RM Sourcing Professionals.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·       12+ Years of Supply Chain experience required with direct experience working in the apparel raw material sector

·       Extensive knowledge of raw materials – Vendors, Production, Capabilities and Costing

·       Previous sourcing experience with garments/ raw materials (fabric, trims, yarns, packing/ packaging)

·       Extensive experience collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to establish shared goals.

·       Global experience and acumen working with Asia based raw material mills

·       Able to effectively articulate strategic recommendations and influence the decision-making process at all levels of the organization

·       A confident, proven people leader with a passion for developing others and building high functioning teams

·       You are confident in your strengths, always open to challenges and live with integrity.

·       Global Travel is required for this role

 

MUST HAVES

Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.

Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.

Communicates with honesty and kindness and creates the space for others to do the same.

Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.

Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.

Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously.