Own the Material Sourcing process flow, continually explore opportunities to ensure a competitive advantage, speed, price, service and quality
Own the Material Sourcing strategy and ensure the right balance of economy of scale vs diversity of product
Streamline all Material sourcing activities, consolidate Materials and Suppliers in order to improve quality/consistency and decrease costs
Build a strategic and global core Material supplier base across PVH FTW and maintain effective communications across all suppliers
Support in creating and utilizing reporting metrics to drive efficiencies and continuous improvements throughout the supplier base
Own business, drive interaction and functional relationship with the Material team in Dongguan
Monitor and act on global commodity costing trends with Suppliers
Initiate the Research and Developments of Materials (esp innovation and sustainable materials), Techniques, Trends and Needs, while acting on specific costing needs
Coach/Inspire/Support on Materials with internal and external Peers in all sourcing regions
Manage and drive all Price, MOQ and Surcharge negotiations (from Sampling into Bulk)
Manage and escalate the Quality and Delivery Performance for all Materials along the different stages (Proto to Bulk)
Maintain the physical Material Library in VN office in alignment with Dongguan, with an additional focus on sustainable Materials
Interact with the Corporate Responsibility Manager, to increase the usage of sustainable Leather/Non Leather materials
Interact with the Corporate Responsibility Manager, to get material suppliers compliant according to our sustainable guidelines (LWG etc.)
Manage all materials on PVH chemical and physical standards (from Sampling into Bulk) in close collaboration with the Dongguan material and testing team
Responsible for all new material physical test tracking and working with PD team for test failure
Responsible for technical Engineering support on Construction/manufacturing process/new development
Advise on construction / best practice for innovative materials
Liaise with PD / Tooling team to identify new/innovative technical processes, techniques
Consolidate core material data base
Perform other duties assigned by management.
Embrace PVH's core values: Individuality, Partnership, Passion, Integrity, and Accountability.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Education & Experience:
Minimum 8 years' experience in brandy footwear material sourcing, minimum 3 years management experience, strong knowledge of sustainability, knowledge of material manufacturing and procurement , 2-3 years footwear product development experience is must. An experience in fashion footwear and mid-level branded footwear is an advantage.
A bachelor's degree or diploma in Engineering, Manufacturing, Foreign Trade and/or similar related field.
Good written and oral English skills
Essential Mandarin Chinese Skill
Good MS Office skills (Excel and Word)
Effective communication and negotiation skills
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