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Director of Footwear Sourcing

Ho Chi Minh City
Closing date
12 May 2024

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As On's Director of Footwear Sourcing, you are responsible for leading On's footwear sourcing team (Material Sourcing, Development Engineering, Production Planning, and Manufacturing Operations) with a long-term strategic vision.

You are a people leader who elevates the team and inspires them to perform through bringing your strategic and sustainable vision to life. You care about your team's well being and growth, and actively develop your team by providing opportunities to grow through projects and evolving responsibilities. You create a collaborative and high performing team culture.

You are excited for On's products, technology and innovation, and continuously strive to bring the next innovation fast into inline.

You are passionate about digital creation and automation, you inspire our partners to think beyond the status quo, and to invest sustainably for the future.

You care about our manufacturing partners, you nurture relationships with a high level of trust. You inspire our partners to build capabilities, autonomy, and to prioritise for On. You don't settle for 'Industrial Standard', you strive to build On's footwear sourcing performance to the highest level.

You are a connector who builds and fosters strong relationships across functions: In your role, you will partner closely with our Innovation, Product Strategy, Product Creation, Sustainability, Supply Chain and Finance teams.

Your Mission

- Shape On's footwear sourcing strategy (all tiers)
- Drive and implement the sourcing strategy through pragmatic and impactful initiatives
- Drive pragmatic actions to transform On's footwear manufacturing and automation to a new level
- Build and develop the footwear sourcing team through projects and responsibilities
- Inspire a collaborative and high performance team culture
- Establish and nurture trust-based and meaningful relationships with all key business partners
- Bring new innovation projects fast into inline
- Drive digital creation and automation with our partners
- Live and share our commitment to sustainability

Your Story

- An entrepreneurial and open mindset, an eagerness for differentiation and a natural push for excellence
- 15+ years of experience in sourcing or manufacturing (across in-house and/or OEM environments) of high performance products
- You have 'deep' experience implementing automation in production
- You are a visionary leader, you have comprehensive experience in leading, coaching and developing a high performance team
- You are native to a complex reporting organization, you are highly collaborative
- This position is based in Vietnam, with frequent travel to Zurich, Indonesia and China; our working language is English

Meet The Team

You belong to the Footwear Sourcing team, with close collaborations with different functions, including Footwear Creation, Operations, Material, Sustainability and Costing teams.

What We Offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically - to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.


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