Manager, Raw Material

Recruiter
PVH
Location
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted
06 Apr 2022
Closes
09 Sep 2022
Ref
PVH1USR30108WDINTERNALENGLOBALEXTERNAL
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

I. Fabric Development and Sourcing:
  • Effectively executes against design briefs
  • Manage and train Mills across defined region
  • Owns communication with mills, Hubs and EU RM team. Communicates directly with EU Design team if needed
  • Be aware of industry trends through research. Attend shows as appropriate. Manage process of communicating trend. Understand how the innovation works and opportunities for marketing claims
  • Perform periodic SWOT analysis of mill performance and alignment to strategic sourcing needs.
  • Identify gaps, propose ideas to close gaps and work with mills to elevate
  • Partner with mill to drive to the shortest lead times while balancing cost and quality
  • Guide EU team on textile knowledge and mill specific processes and technology"
  • Analyze 4 lever costing information
  • Provide macro trend information available from mill that may impact the negotiation strategy
  • Negotiate price
  • Negotiate to eliminate fabric liabilities wherever possible
  • Collaborate with across brands to find out the cost leveraging opportunities
II. Quality:
  • Oversee fabric testing and ensure mills understand expectations. Communicate as needed to QA to ensure final garment quality
  • Resolve any fabric related issues on the escalation review
  • Utilize technical expertise in collaboration with the mill to meet quality expectations. Proactively resolve quality issues
III. Strategy and Process:
  • Execute on strategic initiatives
  • Proactively monitor and meet calendar deadlines for approvals and mill execution. Ensure capacity to meet deadlines and manage resources as needed
  • Review and manage the process by analyzing metrics to determine effectiveness of current process. Surface ideas for improvement and identify any threats.
IV. Leadership:
  • Provide Inspirational leadership to direct reports
  • work with direct reports to establish their goals
  • Mentor and coach direct reports on performance expectations
  • Influence peers and seek support from Director if difficulty in influencing upward
  • Perform technician roles if no technician within country
  • Provide cross functional support as identified by supervisor

CORE VALUE
Embrace PVH's core values: Individuality, Partnership, Passion, Integrity, and Accountability.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Education & Experience:
  • Degree in Textile or related subject with 8 years or above relevant industry experience

Skills:
  • Extensive knowledge of raw materials, construction, costing, macro-economic trends, and capacity planning. Knowledge of Chemicals
  • Strong organizational skills. Results & solutions driven
  • Ability to synthesize: take complex issues and draw valid actionable fact based conclusions
  • Able to drive change, inspire, coach, mentor and develop a high performing team
  • Able to establish and maintain strong working relationships cross-functionally and cross-divisionally, as well as externally
  • Ability to know when to direct teams in a leadership capacity and when to take a hands-on approach in order to deliver timely results
  • Strong negotiating skills in diverse cultural environments
  • Ability to balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Deadline-driven with a strong sense of urgency and accuracy.
  • Computer literate. Knowledge of Web PLM preferred
  • Good command of both spoken and written English
  • Previous people management experience is a plus