Effectively develop and lead global sourcing strategic partnerships and internal networks to deliver best in class performance for all product categories
Lead the implementation of Supply and Inventory Planning strategies as well as tactical execution for all product categories and distribution (WS, Retail, Ecomm) to enable a competitive advantage to bottom-line and top-line company growth.
Responsible for negotiations and improving spend and SLA’s; ensure delivery on company expectations, cost savings and capacity management.
Responsible for the full end to end buying process for Apparel, Footwear and Accessories for North American market including the management of on time metrics and service reviews
Set ordering schedules and Booking Deadlines that encompass the full sequence of supply chain processes
Create, submit, maintain and verify purchase orders with factories/agents in the local ERP and GTN Vendor collaboration and internal reporting systems.
Determine manufacturing schedule that works within production lead-time and capacity and allow enough transit time. Resolve issues affecting service levels to customer.
Reconcile factory invoices to factory purchase orders in quantities and cost.
Manage team of Supply and Procurement Planners and responsible for all personal development including mentor, train, coach, and development.