Dmm/gm - (Shanghai Office)
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FUNCTION:Sourcing Strategy and Operations
REPORTS TO:Sr. Dir., Regional Operations
The position will be accountable and responsible smooth execution of production activities.S/he will be accountable for vendor delivery performance (SOT and AD sample) and will drive production efficiency at vendor and facility level.S/he will provide onsite feedback to management on vendor performance & assisting the category leadership to refine the vendor strategy. S/he will be responsible for keeping up to date on market intelligence as well as develop and onboard new vendors in the geography.S/he is also responsible for operationalization of system/processes in vendor base for appropriate tracking & reporting to ensure activities are happening in accordance with the T&A calendar.As country lead, incumbent will also provide day to day people leadership across all functions and categories in the given location and responsible for Vendor Development (VD) function.
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP(reflects scope & complexity)
Responsible to developing overall sourcing capabilities in the region and drive factory and production efficiency through lean manufacturing processes
Responsible for execution of vendor development activities for the category and regional OTD/AD sample performance
Builds effective strategic relationships with business partners and successfully leverages these relationships across varied functions with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive the results
Provide inputs and help to execute the Country Strategy
Responsible for developing the leadership and coaching skills of the leaders on their team
Oversee the day to day administrative affairs for the designated offices
Responsible for OTD and AD sample performance for the region ensuring performance is >95%
Holds vendors accountable to performance and sustainability agreements and determines when course corrections are necessary and aligns with Category Lead on final decision.
Escalation and comms to Global sourcing leaders – specifically around unforeseen circumstances and their impact. Owns follow ups and close monitoring of vendors.
Lead VD teams on ground
New vendor onboarding
Consistent deployment and operationalization of tools and projects – Eg capacity planning , WIP, PCL ,SMS , in-season project roll out
Market Intelligence& Industry/Govt. relationships:
Gather on the ground market intelligence – new investments/new vendors coming in region, retailers expansion plan and any new updates
Responsible for country and regional situational updates and issue management especially those relating to political and economic subject matter.
Develop local and in country foreign government relationships
Vendor Development Responsibilities:
Collaborate with vendors to address and drive continuous improvement in production manufacturing process to enhance efficiency and leverage costing advantages
Drive lean and IE initiatives in region and ensure their successful implementation
Lead benchmarking activities as it relates to manufacturing excellence in region
Oversee day to day administrative affairs for the sourcing office of over 100 staff members.
Manage the occupational health & safety agenda for office
Leads performance management from goal setting and development planning, through mid- and year-end performance reviews. Helps prioritize workload. Acts as a role model for employing technical and soft skills for the vendor development function
Strategic Orientation - Change Leadership - Collaboration and Influencing – Drive results