Global Sourcing Manager at Lands' End

Location: Remote, US
| Full-time
Lands' End

Global Sourcing Manager

Job Category: Global Sourcing

Requisition Number: GLOBA003628

  • Full-Time
  • Virtual – Work Remote Opportunity
    United States

As a Global Sourcing Manager, you are the driver of the Sourcing Strategy for the department from initial projection to final placement. You will develop and own the chase/flex plan for each season, maximizing cost/IMU and will partner with Inventory Planning in final placement and flow. You will also support Production in resolving production issues.

  • Develop the vendor and mill strategy with the category manager and own implementation.
  • Serve as the main interface between the supply chain and Merchants / Planners.
  • Analyze and negotiate costs to meet IMU goal expectation.
  • Execute demand planning with supply chain to ensure capacities meet volume forecasts.
  • Negotiate time / action from vendors to reduce lead-times and support newness and chase strategies.
  • Partner with Design and Technical Design in product hand-off.
  • Maximize value by reducing overall costs while improving the quality of goods and service levels.
  • Assess and analyze vendor capacities along with projections and secure allocation strategies.
  • Develop and coach assistants and associates where applicable. This includes onboarding, individual performance plans and performance management.
  • Travel as necessary.

Essential Skills

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in similar role including Product and/or Sourcing Manager.
  • Complete knowledge of garment construction and garment production, as well as a working knowledge of vendor management for product category.
  • Proven experience in developing long-term relationships and negotiating strategic agreements to ensure constant cost and quality improvements.
  • Critical thinking and time management skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, follow-through and organization skills.
  • Strong PC skills with strong knowledge of Excel, Word, Access, Business Objects and PLM.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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