Senior Manager, Material Sourcing, FTW

Recruiter
Tory Burch
Location
Dongguan, China
Posted
18 Jan 2022
Closes
07 Feb 2022
Ref
R0010875
Function
Operations
JOB SUMMARY

As a Tory Burch Senior Manager of materials, you are a cross functional partner, working with associate merchandising director in China translating design' in New York's vision by developing and sourcing on-brand, on-trend leathers, fabrics, and trims.

JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBILITIES

SOURCING
  • Curate best-in-class regional T2 supplier base. Drives regional strategy.
  • Co-Leadership in cross category sourcing efforts and coordination
  • Push innovation and newness in sourcing, including sourcing and creating new materials, techniques and applications
  • Accountability for T2 performance in price, quality, safety and delivery. Issue CAPS, monitor progress and create vendor exit strategy according to performance.
  • Drive compliance audits, and support audit process
  • Vendor management- Onboarding; communicate quality, testing and lead time expectations and penalties & Exiting; create the least disruptive and most professional exit strategy as needed


DEVELOPMENT
  • Oversee SMS material ordering process
  • Cost negotiations based driven by raw material market prices, quality expectations, and volume of buys
  • Drives and resolves risk assessment activities
  • Drive and support the development of local and sustainable options, creating strategic raw material solutions
  • Oversee LDS and FDS process to ensure accuracy, transparency and fit for purpose application. Push T2 suppliers to comply with transparency requirements.


PRE-PRODUCTION
  • Cross category collaboration on best practices for material management, quality standards, and testing approach
  • Problem-solve quality lapses with Material Technician, Production team and Factory team
  • Support inspections and resolutions when problems occur


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manages team, creates a culture of accountability and feedback, with high performance expectations for the department
  • Interacts daily with PD and country offices regards all aspects of material development
  • Participate and contribute in meetings as related to products
  • Act as a resource when collaborating on materials and/or colors with other product categories


EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
  • BS/BA/BFA degree
  • Leather course accreditations a strong plus
  • Minimum 10 years in footwear leather and textile sourcing and development
  • Strong collaborative, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong math and negotiation skills
  • Able to work in a fluid, fast-paced, multi-channel environment.
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Strong communication skills


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact thetalentteam@toryburch.com .

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