Vice President, Sourcing & Quality (remote)

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Hey, we’re Article. We’re an online furniture company creating remarkably better furniture experiences one sofa at a time. And as the Vice President of Sourcing & Quality , you’ll lead the global sourcing, quality, operations, technical and costing product departments. You will be defining and executing the global sourcing strategy. By building a top-tier team to execute, develop and manage vendors to achieve sourcing goals. Why We Need You: As the leader of Sourcing and Quality function, you will be defining and executing the global sourcing strategy, building a top-tier team to execute, develop and manage vendors to achieve sourcing goals. Why Article? As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) you will have a direct impact to the overall strategy of Article. You will be accountable for leading the sourcing department, with the autonomy to help us solve challenging, meaningful problems the best way you can. You will work closely with your peer Wendy Youds, who leads Product Management, as your functions need to dovetail together. 


We are casting a wide net for this role, so you might see the job posted in multiple different cities around the world, however there is only one opening, and you be This role can be based anywhere globally, but as you’d expect in a leadership role like this travel will be a big component, not only to our HQ in Vancouver, but also including frequent trips to Asia and Mexico. We are currently disrupting the status quo with a deep use of data to truly understand product manufacturing and costing with our vendor partners and how we source directly our own raw materials. We design most of our products in-house and source many of the raw materials that are used in the production of our finished good vendors' sites around the world. While our manufacturing started in Vietnam, we continue to grow globally. Along with the expansion of our product lines, we are adding additional capacity through Asia, as well as Mexico and Europe.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead and execute our global sourcing strategy
  • Lead a team of four Director’s as direct reports
  • Ensure Article’s business plans are supported and vendor manufacturing capacity is secured
  • Relentlessly strive for fair and competitive prices with vendors that support Article’s long-term business strategy
  • Pursue a strategy that diversifies global risks accounting for geopolitical, vendor performance, international supply chain, and ocean transportation risks
  • Develop new markets for furniture sourcing that pave the way for the next phase of vendor and country diversification
  • Develop and execute a raw material sourcing strategy 
  • Build and mentor a dynamic team that supports Strategic Sourcing, Quality and Compliance, Managing Director of sourcing offices, vendor negotiations and commercial agreements.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to improve vendor performance 
  • Build out a model to capture product costs, data, and drawings to support product engineering
  • Work collaboratively with vendors, planning team, and design and product teams to ensure future material and product needs are met
  • Skills

  • Deep expertise in furniture, specifically on vendor sourcing and raw materials sourcing
  • 12+ years of management experience in growing, building, and mentoring teams
  • Typically a degree in engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, or another related field
  • Demonstrated ability to create, develop, and grow new programs and processes in pursuit of remarkably better
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and across time zones
  • The ability to travel 40-50% for the first 3 months and 25-30% thereafter
  • Strong understanding of supply chain, global logistics, and manufacturing
  • Experience with negotiations that produce extended value for all parties
  • A deep understanding of furniture manufacturing and factory processes is highly desirable 
  • A strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • A collaborative and strategic leadership mindset — you consistently look to improve and problem-solve the work you’re in
  • Benefits

  • You’ll start with at least 29 days off between vacation, wellness days, holidays and an Inclusion and Diversity Day
  • We offer access to excellent dental and health benefits packages, plus a health/lifestyle spending account for your total physical and mental well-being
  • We want you to experience the obsession our customers have for Article furniture. You’ll enjoy a 45% discount (15% for friends and family, too) on our whole product offering
  • In the “Ownership Mindset” mentality, we offer stock options after one year of employment
  • When you’re in the Vancouver office, we’ll think you’ll love: The Article HQ is a converted warehouse, an open layout, well stocked kitchens filled with snacks, premium coffees and teas (and ALL the milks). If you’re a few times a month you can book a hot desk, or if you’re in the office 3 or more days a week, you can have a permanent desk. A dog-friendly office. If you have a well-behaved, well-socialized pup, they’re welcome too Onsite fitness equipment, change rooms (including towel service!) and bike storage

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    Skriv i din ansøgning, at du fandt jobbet på ofir.dk


    Vice President, Sourcing & Quality (remote)

    External Jobs Show Description

    Hey, we’re Article. We’re an online furniture company creating remarkably better furniture experiences one sofa at a time. And as the Vice President of Sourcing & Quality , you’ll lead the global sourcing, quality, operations, technical and costing product departments. You will be defining and executing the global sourcing strategy. By building a top-tier team to execute, develop and manage vendors to achieve sourcing goals. Why We Need You: As the leader of Sourcing and Quality function, you will be defining and executing the global sourcing strategy, building a top-tier team to execute, develop and manage vendors to achieve sourcing goals. Why Article? As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) you will have a direct impact to the overall strategy of Article. You will be accountable for leading the sourcing department, with the autonomy to help us solve challenging, meaningful problems the best way you can. You will work closely with your peer Wendy Youds, who leads Product Management, as your functions need to dovetail together. 


    We are casting a wide net for this role, so you might see the job posted in multiple different cities around the world, however there is only one opening, and you be This role can be based anywhere globally, but as you’d expect in a leadership role like this travel will be a big component, not only to our HQ in Vancouver, but also including frequent trips to Asia and Mexico. We are currently disrupting the status quo with a deep use of data to truly understand product manufacturing and costing with our vendor partners and how we source directly our own raw materials. We design most of our products in-house and source many of the raw materials that are used in the production of our finished good vendors' sites around the world. While our manufacturing started in Vietnam, we continue to grow globally. Along with the expansion of our product lines, we are adding additional capacity through Asia, as well as Mexico and Europe.

    Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead and execute our global sourcing strategy
  • Lead a team of four Director’s as direct reports
  • Ensure Article’s business plans are supported and vendor manufacturing capacity is secured
  • Relentlessly strive for fair and competitive prices with vendors that support Article’s long-term business strategy
  • Pursue a strategy that diversifies global risks accounting for geopolitical, vendor performance, international supply chain, and ocean transportation risks
  • Develop new markets for furniture sourcing that pave the way for the next phase of vendor and country diversification
  • Develop and execute a raw material sourcing strategy 
  • Build and mentor a dynamic team that supports Strategic Sourcing, Quality and Compliance, Managing Director of sourcing offices, vendor negotiations and commercial agreements.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to improve vendor performance 
  • Build out a model to capture product costs, data, and drawings to support product engineering
  • Work collaboratively with vendors, planning team, and design and product teams to ensure future material and product needs are met
  • Skills

  • Deep expertise in furniture, specifically on vendor sourcing and raw materials sourcing
  • 12+ years of management experience in growing, building, and mentoring teams
  • Typically a degree in engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, or another related field
  • Demonstrated ability to create, develop, and grow new programs and processes in pursuit of remarkably better
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and across time zones
  • The ability to travel 40-50% for the first 3 months and 25-30% thereafter
  • Strong understanding of supply chain, global logistics, and manufacturing
  • Experience with negotiations that produce extended value for all parties
  • A deep understanding of furniture manufacturing and factory processes is highly desirable 
  • A strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • A collaborative and strategic leadership mindset — you consistently look to improve and problem-solve the work you’re in
  • Benefits

  • You’ll start with at least 29 days off between vacation, wellness days, holidays and an Inclusion and Diversity Day
  • We offer access to excellent dental and health benefits packages, plus a health/lifestyle spending account for your total physical and mental well-being
  • We want you to experience the obsession our customers have for Article furniture. You’ll enjoy a 45% discount (15% for friends and family, too) on our whole product offering
  • In the “Ownership Mindset” mentality, we offer stock options after one year of employment
  • When you’re in the Vancouver office, we’ll think you’ll love: The Article HQ is a converted warehouse, an open layout, well stocked kitchens filled with snacks, premium coffees and teas (and ALL the milks). If you’re a few times a month you can book a hot desk, or if you’re in the office 3 or more days a week, you can have a permanent desk. A dog-friendly office. If you have a well-behaved, well-socialized pup, they’re welcome too Onsite fitness equipment, change rooms (including towel service!) and bike storage

  • #INDARTICLESC
    #LI-VJ2

    Skriv i din ansøgning, at du fandt jobbet på ofir.dk


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