Sourcing Manager Capacity Assurance

Ralph Lauren
Nutley, New Jersey, United States
10 Nov 2022
28 Dec 2022
Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
The Sourcing Manager for Capacity Assurance will partner with the Americas Sourcing Lead to execute on regional strategic partnerships and secure short-term and long-term capacity through active sourcing and validation of vendors performance and capability for all Tiers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
· Execute regional strategies allocation that meets business needs and financial goals · Closely review the capacity plan & production schedule with the sourcing team to optimize capacity and utilize available vendors · Work closely with the sourcing team to layout the short-term & long-term capacity growth plans for all brands & products, and to secure an effective sourcing flow · Identify and mitigate risks and propose solutions/alternative; alert management on high-risk areas, which may impact on production and future business · Develop plans and action items to secure required capacity by travelling across the region to evaluate existing the capability of vendors and explore new vendors · Develop and manage a pipeline of potential new vendors and keep them ready for times of need · Handle onboarding & supplier exiting activities in VMS; evaluate suppliers' performance & drive continuous development of the vendor base · Drive regional capacity, supplier management, methods & systems projects; contribute to methods & tools improvement by cooperating with relevant stakeholders · Be responsible for maintaining, standardizing, and managing the process and vendor database in VMS · Be responsible for maintaining capacity offered by factories is correct and up-to-date in O9 · Work closely with suppliers/factories/subcontractors for their sustainability and Global Citizenship performance and ensure they understand and meet RL standards · Responsible for scorecard preparation and SES meetings, work closely with supporting teams (e.g. QA, 3D digital, Manufacturing Excellence, Expansion, Global Citizenship and sustainability) and ensure suppliers/factories/subcontractors are meet RL standards · Manage the key stakeholders across different teams and counterparts to drive changes and results · Collaborate with multiple stakeholders by analyzing vendor performance of the defined criteria · Stay close to market information, conduct research regularly and share with the teams on the market conditions · Partner with Lead to identify and mitigate risks and propose solutions/alternatives. Alert leaders on high-risk areas, which may impact current production and future business, and develop contingency plans with respect to schedule integrity

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
· Related professional experience preferred · Industry experience Preferred (production and sourcing environment a plus) · Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills; able to build effective relationship and influence key partners with all levels · Strong presence with the ability to interact with Senior Leadership · Good project management skills and ability to drive changes and improvements · Analytical thinker and data literacy; meticulous and with strong follow up skills, able to work under tight timeline · Excellent communication and presentation skills, assertive and organized · Demonstrates a "can-do" approach in being proactive with work assignments · Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Power Point, Excel and Visio, and/or other relevant analytical tools · Good command of written and spoken English, Spanish helpful but required. #LI-CE1

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