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Raw Material Sourcing Manager – Canada Goose

 

Raw Material Sourcing Manager – Canada Goose

Background

Founded in a small warehouse in Toronto almost sixty years ago, Canada Goose has grown into one of the world’s leading makers of luxury apparel. Canada Goose manufactures a wide range of jackets, parkas, vests, hats, gloves, shells and other apparel. The company has a ‘made in Canada’ commitment and is involved in several environmental and social initiatives. Canada Goose is headquartered in Toronto and due to continued growth across Asia and the Globe, now seeks a Raw Material Sourcing Manager based in Hong Kong.

The Role

Canada Goose is committed to pursuing operational excellence as a strategic imperative in each stage of the product life cycle. Success in our strategic sourcing initiatives makes us a more sustainable company, developing lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our vendors while maintaining high quality standards of our products and optimizing opportunity in our cost and production lead-time. In this pivotal role, your main responsibilities will include managing vendor relationships and their performance, executing strategic sourcing and vendor management, pursuing value-creation opportunities and drive maximization of the resulting benefits, as well as liaising with cross functional teams in execution of strategic sourcing function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be the key consultant for counter sourcing project of  raw material
  • Support Global Sourcing department in identifying operational improvement opportunities in existing raw material categories
  • Identify suitable sources for existing raw material categories (aligned with material strategy) and guide suppliers in translating the raw materials to meet commercial needs of the brand
  • Ensure all counter sourced developments are commercialized timely and successfully
  • Responsible for price negotiations with potential suppliers during development stage, in view of target
  • Lead all technical discussions related to the respective raw material area, steer the development process and support raw material consolidation to improve business execution
  • Determine and communicate quality standards and requirements for raw materials with new potential sources based on product requirements, end use and historical standards
  • Ensure all counter sourced raw material are tested in accordance with product requirements and with applicable calendar timelines
  • Analyze and interpret development test results based on development specifications & take determine course of action
  • Understand production restriction and capability of existing raw material supplier and prepare contingency plan to support business
  • Work closely with Global Sourcing Director on raw material strategy with focus on core raw material from the beginning
  • Responsible for contract negotiation with new potential source of raw material and procurement policy interpretation.
  • Act as advisory resource on procurement initiatives
  • Monitor raw material supplier performance, develop and maintain vendor scorecard
  • Manage raw material supplier relationship and engages a diverse set of stakeholder groups
  • Identify, develop and implement process improvement initiatives in raw material categories

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Textile Engineering/Manufacturing or related discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Fabric and Trims Sourcing responsibilities
  • Hands-on experience in leading strategic sourcing initiatives of raw material
  • Hands-on experience in managing projects, contracts and raw material vendors
  • Microsoft office – Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Projects
  • Experience with Dynamic or other ERP system
  • Knowledge of textile and garment construction
  • Communication with overseas suppliers

Working Conditions

  • Frequent email and phone communication
  • Regular offshore setting
  • Travel may be required

About SRi

SRi is the leading firm dedicated to the constant and growing demand for executive and management talent in sports, media and entertainment. Operating from offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the US, our expert advisers provide search and consulting services operating as a global team, combining deep sector knowledge with world-class and cutting edge talent acquisition and management practice. We are proud to be the exclusive partner in this search with Canada Goose.

How to Apply

To apply, the candidates should send the following:

  • Letter of application highlighting relevant experience
  • Up to date curriculum vitae
  • Details of current remuneration

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Frances Farnsworth – Consultant, Asia
e: ffarnsworth@sriexecutive.com
t: +65 6536 6634

Alternatively send your updated resume and current remuneration details to ffarnsworth@sriexecutive.com.

 

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Tagged as: Asia, Canada Goose, fabric, Fashion, hong kong, outdoors, outerwear, raw materials, sourcing, Sporting Goods, winter wear

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