VF Corporation Strategy Global Material Supply Director in FT Worth Admin Offices, Texas
Business leader must ensure timely and cost effective strategic support within the supply chain. Align with brands, sector management, financial plans and merchandising strategies to achieve business goals. Development and implement business strategies in conjunction with Panama supply hub. Goals include developing a high performance supply base that delivers product innovation, lower cost and a reliable supply of quality materials within lead-times that support business strategies.
Be the primary strategic material leader embedded within the coalition to support the brands (Face of Workwear GMS- Ft. Worth)
Provide strategic connectivity and alignment with Brands, Sourcing, manufacturing, Finance and Panama
Leverage best business practices across coalitions to provide value to the brands
Leverage overall volume and supplier relationships while supporting brand strategies
Identification of best practices
Promote material supply strategic connectivity with brands, manufacturing and Panama
Liaise with brands, Operations, Product Development, Panama and Finance to drive strategic initiatives and special projects
Liaise for domestic material supply activities – samples, specifications, strategic initiatives, etc.
Manage supplier relationships
Support and promote material innovation & sustainability initiatives with suppliers
Participate in strategic negotiations, supplier selection and identification of cost savings opportunities
Primary business leader for GMS-Ft. Forth by communicating material price guidance (MPCi) to business sector leaders and coalition executives
Identification of new potential suppliers and value-added opportunities
Provides an executive presence for procurement embedded within the coalition
This role requires some international and domestic travel
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or related discipline
10+ years of experience in a supply chain procurement role
Excellent communication skills (oral, written, formal and informal)
People and delegation skills
Position requires proven leadership ability.
Ability to develop strategies and plans of execution
Ability to communicate with all levels within the organization
Ability to manage expectations and be credible with internal and external leadership or senior management
Knowledge of procurement processes, systems and general operations procedures a plus
Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.
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