Sourcing Director Job Description

Sourcing Director Job Description

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Sourcing director provides detailed instruction and continuous follow-up to support the operations teams in standardized RFP/bid and contract processes.

Sourcing Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Benchmark the adidas Group supply chain processes, ensure efficient running of day-to-day business
Provide guidance and support to the Costing Manager in improving the costing performance, efficiency and effectiveness of the T1 and ensure factory specific costing strategies are successfully implemented
Increase speed to market through improved processes and “just-in-time” practices through “owning” fabric
Maintain awareness of current market trends and conditions that affect suppliers, cost of services, pricing, that may have operational or strategic implications for the company
Vendor Performance Management - monitor, analyze and evaluate AIT vendor performance against metrics on a regular basis
Drive analysis of category spend to identify opportunities to reduce total category spend utilizing all savings levers
Develop and lead cross functional teams in the development and execution of sourcing strategies and plans
Define business processes with the other sourcing directors
Conduct pre-screening and testing of applicants
Identify future talent needs and proactively recruiting and sourcing

Sourcing Director Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Sourcing Director

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPM, CPIM, APICS, CPSM, CIRM, C.P.P, C.P.M, NAPM, ISM, MCIPS

Education for Sourcing Director

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sourcing director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, MBA, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business/Administration, Education, Management, Economics, Technical

Skills for Sourcing Director

Desired skills for sourcing director include:

Bid response evaluation
Contract negotiations
Facilities categories
Applicable statutory
MS Office applications
Principles
Processes and practices
Purchasing methodologies
SLA’s and continuous improvement
Theories

Desired experience for sourcing director includes:

Minimum of 7 years work experience, ideally in an apparel/fashion supply chain mgmt
Over 10+ years of relevant industry sourcing experience preferably from US retail market
10+ years of solid managerial experience in multi-national company with minimum 3 years at senior level
Knowledge of manufacturing process and import sourcing practices / procedures
Proven success in managing sizable team and business volume
Demonstrated leadership of teams - both direct reports and cross business functions

Sourcing Director Examples

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Sourcing Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a sourcing director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for sourcing director
  • Responsible for upfront allocation strategy in season changes
  • Directly supervises a sourcing team consisting of Sr
  • Provide day to day leadership to a large team that supports and executes the end to end sourcing requests received via Ariba
  • Participate in senior leadership discussions within Enterprise Procurement to review and set organizational strategy and goals, operational direction and talent development
  • In collaboration with key Marketing stakeholders, develop effective procurement strategies for marketing category and subcategories according to business unit requirements and brand strategies
  • Assess current and future business needs, remain up-to-date with the marketing and media environments through relationships with vendors and market experts
  • Lead rigorous analysis of spend data
  • Develop and deliver presentations on the opportunities for alignment and management approval
  • Drive implementation of strategic procurement initiatives and act as the marketing sourcing contact for the brands and business units
  • Review the performance of key suppliers and country/business unit compliance
Qualifications for sourcing director
  • Evaluate the seasonal sourcing needs for the entire sportswear line
  • Work with design on sourcing allocation at line adoption to ensure all product is made in the correct contractor and COO
  • Oversee the process to ensure all duplicate samples are made in COO and delivered per the required sample delivery time
  • Start initial cost negotiations with vendor(s) as they begin working on development with design to ensure all costing requirements are met
  • Set all seasonal time and action calendars to ensure on time development thru bulk production delivery
  • Fabric and trim approvals are complete by design by due date to ensure on time delivery
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of sourcing director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for sourcing director
  • Plans, develops, directs, and implements complex business strategies through the establishment of short/long-range objectives, change management, performance goals, and metrics for each spend category
  • Directly manages complex negotiations with key suppliers that require a detailed strategic plan and that have a direct correlation with Corporate operational needs and/or goals
  • Supports the talent development of inter-departmental team members and the overall development of cross-functional teams (including global sourcing resources located in other regions)
  • Provides continuous leadership to business units to assist in the achievement of their goals and the overall corporate strategies/targets across assigned categories
  • Collaborates with the departmental DVP for resource allocation, budgetary control, staff development and sets enterprise wide sourcing plans to effectively assist in the attainment of the company’s P&L
  • OComplex and/or large scale RFPs and RFIs as needed
  • OEvaluation of supplier fit based on pre-determined selection criteria
  • OPreparation and execution of clear, structured negotiation of complex deal terms and contracts
  • OMonitoring supplier adherence to contracts
  • OCalculating the cost savings/value added benefits for sourcing opportunities, and
Qualifications for sourcing director
  • Computer proficiency in MS Excel, Access and PPT
  • Strong project management and operations management skills
  • Over 10+ years of purchasing experience in the Financial Services industry
  • 10 to 15 years of procurement experience in a highly complex, multi-brand environment with a minimum of 3 to 5 years in marketing category management
  • Proven experience in sourcing traditional media
  • Solid understanding of marketing channels, traditional and digital technologies, creative processes, agency specialization, vendor landscape, and competition in all marketing subcategories
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a sourcing director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sourcing director
  • Evaluate and implement corporate indirect procurement program
  • Establish policies, procedures, and strategies
  • Plan, organize, and control activities to assure strategic value, supply quality and timely delivery
  • Forecast and deliver short-term and long-term program results
  • Answer complex inquiries requiring interpretation of corporate direction, policies and procedures
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to recommend/change company strategy and policy
  • Provide information to top management and appropriate personnel on policy issues and corporate programs
  • Manage questions/complaints from internal/external sources regarding Purchasing policy, procedures, and practices
  • Monitor department goals and objectives team members
  • Sources out vendors to deliver quality items within the planned budget, continually seeks less expensive sources while maintaining product quality
Qualifications for sourcing director
  • Self-starting mentality and highly accountable for results
  • Some knowledge of legal environment related to purchasing contracts
  • Ability to analyze and understand financial impacts of supplier performance on programs and RMS financials
  • Technical expertise related to of our key technology areas
  • Strong negotiating and contracting skills essential
  • Develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with key internal business stakeholders
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Sourcing Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sourcing director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for sourcing director
  • Working directly with legal, finance and policy controls to ensure risk mitigation, cost optimization, and policy compliance
  • Drives analysis of current baseline for Spend
  • Owns current contract analysis and recommended additions
  • Responsible for leading, motivating and challenging the sourcing organization to assure a competitive advantage is being delivered
  • Provide in-depth analysis to support strategy development and fact-based decisions
  • Manage the steel supply base and resolve performance issues
  • Organize, manage and develop the sourcing unit within IDD
  • Build and Lead global indirect function
  • Lead indirect costing activities and drive cost reduction for all indirect cost efforts
  • Lead negotiation strategy for cost effective agreements with key suppliers & distributors that result in measurable total cost/service benefits
Qualifications for sourcing director
  • Demonstrates a solid knowledge of the apparel product development lifecycle
  • Proficient with Supply Chain related software
  • Prior experience in customer service, operations, and/or hospitality
  • Knowledge of airline industry, including internal functions regulatory requirements of external agencies (FAA, DOT
  • MBA or other advanced degree preferable but not required
  • Minimum 7-8 years experience in project management, procurement, REIT operations, or consulting
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a sourcing director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sourcing director
  • Ensure Academy is working with the best in class suppliers by developing and maintaining supplier relationships that achieve Private Brand’s sourcing strategy, organizational goals, and adhere to Academy’s ethical standards
  • Own the supplier negotiation process for private brands in area of responsibility
  • Create sourcing department strategy to be documented through the use of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Mentor, train and develop sourcing team
  • Identify, recruit and retain high quality talent
  • Drive the execution of business plans and projects
  • Lead creation and implementation of sourcing and demand management strategies for assigned categories of spend, manage the development of RFx materials, detailed analysis of proposals and vendor capabilities, negotiations and supplier selection perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas
  • Demonstrate a strategic business mindset, organizational savvy, presents an executive-level presence, and balances multiple stakeholder interests simultaneously
  • Create, drive and mentor staff in long-term strategic planning efforts for assigned sourcing categories including advanced multi-year category strategies designed to anticipate enterprise-wide requirements while optimizing forecasted shifts in both supply markets, industry trends and supplier economic cycles
  • Lead the development and negotiation of contracts with new suppliers and/or renegotiate existing contracts to accomplish lowest total system cost and savings objectives perform player/coach for staff to produce the same results for their respective areas
Qualifications for sourcing director
  • Inspire innovative performance of subordinates, peers, and customers
  • Negotiation (contracts, purchases)
  • Plan/organize/evaluate cost effective utilization of personnel equipment/resources and solve complex work-related problems
  • Innovative perspective on drug discovery/reagent development, with the ability to translate concepts into action
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge, insight, and expertise on cutting edge molecular biology / protein engineering strategies for optimal protein production and cell line engineering
  • Demonstrated creative leadership capabilities and proven experience in effectively managing and leading protein sourcing effort

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