Sourcing & Manufacturing Director - NGGH++ - FARFETCH

Location
IT Turati
Posted
22 Sep 2022
Closes
24 Sep 2022
Ref
676a28e8-29ef-444f-bc4e-ceebda62bf15
Function
Operations
NEW GUARDS GROUP

New Guards Group is the home to 9 international luxury brands: Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, Palm Angels, Unravel Project, Heron Preston, Alanui, Kirin Peggy Gou, Opening Ceremony and Ambush. We work with the understanding that fashion and luxury can be different: community-based, quality-driven, collaborative, truly global and quick. Our brands and products stem from creative and managerial innovation and the philosophy of Made in Italy. We're redefining the way luxury is conceived, communicated and shared. Where others see limits, we see goals. NGG is part of the FARFETCH Group and recently created a spin off business NGG++ that will be a growth accelerator and an incubator of new ideas, brands and businesses.

OFFICE

Our new office in Via Turati is a strategic hub, and home to all of theNGG/NGGH++ staff functions. Turati is where the behind the scenes driving force of NGG is brought to life; this is harmonised with the archive exhibits of brand collaborations found throughout the office.

THE ROLE

NGG++ is looking for a strategic, product-oriented individual to lead the Sourcing & Manufacturing function for several product categories in our portfolio. You will report directly to the VP Operations and together with your cross-functional peers you will drive profitable, sustainable growth through the strategy and plans you develop for your area of responsibility. You will source the seasonal product line, strongly impact product margin and delivery performance, and maintain high quality standards for the product and our supply chain. This is a unique opportunity to join a brand-new business and team and play a key role in its success.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

    • Lead the Sourcing & Manufacturing function and be responsible for the quality and pricing (FOB) of the product that NGG++ designs and develops independently.
    • Lead, coach, drive and inspire the people in your organization.
    • With your team, you will develop and perfect the processes in sourcing, pricing, capacity planning, and quality management, incl. HSE. You will lead the quarterly source base reviews and manage performance of our manufacturing partners.
    • Build great working relationships with counterparts in Product, SC Planning and Finance to commercialize and source product, create clear, reliable and achievable plans for our manufacturing partners, and meet or exceed challenging product margin targets.
    • Liaise with the global sourcing & manufacturing team (RDG) to align on sourcing and pricing policies as well as quality standards.
    • Support the VP Operations on all projects and requests of the larger Operations team.


WHO ARE YOU

    • You have a bachelor or master's degree.
    • You have 10+ years of experience in Sourcing & Manufacturing leadership roles, at larger, international fashion or sporting goods companies (with outsourced manufacturing).
    • You have a deep understanding of the product (apparel & footwear) and are intimately familiar with the source base and the quality and HSE standards in the industry.
    • You have strong financial acumen and proven experience with negotiations and contracting.
    • You have ample experience with project and change management, as well as Lean (production) methods.
    • You are fluent in English and proficient in 1-2 other languages.
    • You bring ideas to the workplace and have the energy and drive to pursue them.
    • You have a tolerance for ambiguity and are able to make decisions with limited information.
    • You have an optimistic nature and positive attitude and assume the best in others.
    • You enjoy working in a multi-cultural environment and foster diversity and inclusion.


REWARDS & BENEFITS

    • Great compensation package (in consideration of your professional experience)
    • Lunch tickets
    • Discounts on all NGG brands and partners including FARFETCH and Browns
    • Brand new headquarters located in the centre of Milan


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

    • New Guards Group is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities


You will report directly to the VP Operations and together with your cross-functional peers you will drive profitable, sustainable growth through the strategy and plans you develop for your area of responsibility. You will source the seasonal product line, strongly impact product margin and delivery performance, and maintain high quality standards for the product and our supply chain. This is a unique opportunity to join a brand-new business and team and play a key role in its success.${description2}

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