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Director, Sourcing (Denim & Woven Btms)The Children's Place (HK) Ltd
Director, Sourcing (Denim & Woven Btms)The Children's Place (HK) Ltd
Job Highlights
  • Denim & Woven
  • Executive Role
  • Global Sourcing
Job Description

Position Summary

The Children's Place is looking for an experienced Sourcing professional to drive sourcing initiatives and lead teams of sourcing professionals on costing strategies to meet financial targets. This individual will collaborate with global sourcing, design, and merchandising counterparts in ensuring that all business goals and objectives are met and our product is executed in line with brand direction, quality & safety standards, and responsible sourcing practices.

Key accountabilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the Pre-Production and Production teams on costing strategies, cost negotiations, and vendor/factory relations to meet financial and on-time delivery targets
  • Driving the development, planning, execution and communication of a global sourcing strategy that meets or exceeds financial goals/targets while adhering to calendar deadlines for the assigned business category
  • Developing short-term and long-term strategies to provide world class service levels
  • Developing and driving strategic relationships with vendor community by providing world class service levels
  • Managing and developing a vendor/factory base for capacity management & category planning
  • Establishing and managing strategic vendor partnerships that supports the allocation process in an effort to minimize costs and maximize efficiencies
  • Leading effective relationships with cross-functional leaders in the execution of sourcing initiatives
  • Managing projects, priorities and requirements to achieve business goals
  • Hiring, retaining, leading and developing high performing talent and teams
  • Driving efficiencies by identifying and implementing opportunities to improve the apparel sourcing organization and processes
  • Travelling internationally as required; leading and participating in global phone calls and/or video conferences as needed to ensure the achievement of business objectives
  • Supporting cross-functional business partners, such as HR and Finance, with issues related to governance, budget management, employment issues, and reporting
  • Playing a leadership role in  the company’s talent management strategy and efforts – including recruitment, training, coaching, and retention of individuals and roles beyond the direct team

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent required, ideally in Fashion Design, Clothing/Textiles or a related discipline
  • 10+ years previous related work experience in garment/textiles design, development and/or production, ideally in children’s apparel/products
  • Comprehensive background in apparel sourcing from pre-production to production
  • Deep understanding of product development cycles, sourcing and supply chain management
  • Strong background in developing and maintaining vendor and supplier relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and execute various sourcing strategies (e.g. country migration, vendor consolidation, etc.)
  • Awareness of key product safety standards and issues for children’s apparel/products
  • Results orientation – tenacity, determination and drive to solve problems and create solutions despite challenges and obstacles
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Proven ability to build teams and partnerships across geographies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present to senior executives
  • Highest level of personal and professional integrity and ethics
  • Ability to maintain a global perspective and demonstrate cultural sensitivity & awareness (adjust personal style to different cultures)
  • Demonstrated skill in bringing others together with diverse and sometimes conflicting ideas, approaches and points of view, and collaborating to reach appropriate decisions and solutions
  • Ability to influence key members of the organization; a team player with the capability to work across different stakeholder groups and hierarchies
  • Authenticity in leadership style; a personally engaging style with strong communication and listening skills

Leadership Competencies:

  • Plans and Organizes
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Resourcefulness
  • Possesses Grit
  • Collaborates To Drive Business Results
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Exhibits and Drives Accountability
  • Develops Talent
  • Demonstrates A Strategic Mindset
  • Builds Effective Teams
  • Manages Complexity and Provides Clarity

 

Additional Information
Years of Experience
10 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Benefits
Dental insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus
Company details

The Children’s Place is the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America. The Company designs, contracts to manufacture, sells and licenses to sell fashionable, high-quality merchandise at value prices, primarily under the proprietary “The Children’s Place”, "Place" and "Baby Place" brand names. As of February 3, 2018, the Company operated over 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Our success is dependent upon continuing to attract and retain great talent. We hire motivated, passionate & talented people ready to learn, work & grow with us.