senior director global sourcing resume example with 16+ years of experience

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Professional business leader with over 18 years experience accomplished in building strategic industry partnerships, coordinating tactical plans and devising proactive strategies focused on enabling growth and cost reductions. Efficient stepping into roles and quickly making positive changes to drive company success. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • Strategic Sourcing and Planning
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Supplier Development
  • Manufacturing and Operations
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Pipeline Development
  • Process Development and Implementation
  • Core Values Management
  • Team Building and Motivation
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
Education and Training
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York , Expected in 05/2005 Bachelor of Science : Fashion Design - GPA :

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Polimoda University Florence, Italy, Expected in 05/2004 : Fashion Design, International Fashion Design - GPA :
Viasat - Senior Director, Global Sourcing
Chicago, IL, 02/2016 - Current
  • Responsible for achieving cost reductions of $13M YOY through direct supplier negotiations on a $80M spend.
  • Developed and executed global sourcing strategy to move production of mattress covers off shore resulting in cost reductions.
  • Realized cost reductions through competitive RFP process, specification substitutions and alternate suppliers.
  • Formulated and deployed business transformation strategies to increase performance, profitability and business growth.
  • Partnered with staff to create professional development plans to support personal and business growth.
  • Devised and implemented business plans for operational strategies, development and maintenance.
  • Optimized expenditures through company-wide cost reduction initiatives.
  • Engaged in interdepartmental coordination to improve business transactions through data analysis and implementation of lean strategies.
  • Lead all product costing, negotiations and supplier selection for mattress, topper and pillow programs to achieve best in class combinations of cost, quality, and speed to market.
  • Evaluated current supplier factory base for future capacity and strategic category planning while identifying new factories and growth within expanding low cost countries.
  • Created strategic vendor allocation plans to ensure global sourcing strategies are sustained, product deliverables are achieved and timing is secured.
  • Managed, lead, and developed high performing team members.
  • Traveled domestically and internationally to source and on board new and existing suppliers.
Motorola Solutions - Global Sourcing Manager
Westminster, CO, 06/2013 - 02/2016
  • Directed product development process to achieve business objectives and financial goals for a $50M spend, saving $8M YOY.
  • Made financial specific recommendations to create improved assortments for superior profitability.
  • Negotiated costing for all fabric, styles and trim to achieve competitive pricing and strategic mark-up targets.
  • Facilitated solutions to supplier quality and delivery issues as well as supply chain constraints.
  • Identified and capitalized on market opportunities via supplier outreach, due diligence and networking.
  • Collaborated with design and merchandising daily to ensure product specifics met the overall brand vision, quality and target cost.
  • Reviewed supply levels and aging inventory to forecast purchasing needs.
  • Facilitated seasonal calendar adherence by partnering cross-functionally with merchandising, design and supplier.
  • Monitored relevant raw material market prices to develop sourcing strategies.
  • Identified new short term and long term opportunities through competitive analysis, sales and industry trends.
  • Identified opportunities to improve the efficiency of sourcing organization and process.
  • Developed quarterly supplier performance evaluations.
  • Traveled internationally to build and maintain business partnerships, negotiate product costs and inspect new and existing factories.
Ally - Global Product Manager
Downers Grove, IL, 04/2010 - 06/2013
  • Drove sales dependent on product quality and beat departmental goals consecutively by 20%.
  • Responsible for sales, turn, MU%, vendor margin and stock levels.
  • Developed business plans to evaluate market opportunity and strategic fit for new product concepts.
  • Cross functionally worked with design, buyers and technical design to ensure brand vision, strategy and target costs were achieved.
  • Responsible for supplier selection, negotiations, raw material procurement and order placements.
  • Identified product gaps and generated innovative ideas to expand market share, improve customer experience and drive growth.
  • Defined and analyzed product metrics to facilitate growth of product.
  • Traveled internationally to factories and sourcing offices for proto reviews, new development, program contract and cost negotiations.
  • Communicated all target costs and negotiated pricing with overseas offices and domestic vendors.
  • Coordinated with logistics, customs and vendors to resolve shipping issues and maintain product life cycle.
Sport Elle, Inc - Product Development Manager
City, STATE, 09/2009 - 04/2010
  • Managed all aspects of the product, including new product development, selling performance, and strategic customer initiatives.
  • Proficient at coordinating line review and communicating quality and product specifications to sales team.
  • Defined commercial and end-user viability of new and existing products.
  • Supervised and directed design and product development team consisting of six people.
  • Distinguished the design process, apparel and image aesthetics, consumer spending, target markets, and the role of textiles within the global economy.
  • Approved artwork, trim, color lab dips and pre-production samples.
  • Managed project schedules to insure new programs consistently reached consumer deadlines.
  • Coordinated all phases of new product development process including internal justification and consumer demands.
Wearever Sport, E.M.H Associates - Associate Product Development Manager/Designer
City, STATE, 04/2007 - 09/2009
  • Participated in sales, operations and inventory planning to improve forecasting accuracy.
  • Analyzed market trends, competitor habits and sales performance to make informed product recommendations.
  • Identified new sales opportunities, service improvements and cost reductions.
  • Supported management of operational activities and processed development required for product launch.
  • Developed reports and analyzed information on customer requirements, market trends, competitive products and pricing.
  • Tracked and monitored performance of existing product and provided recommendations for growth.
  • Managed flow of communication between design, merchandising and overseas offices to ensure product execution and timely delivery.
  • Created and delivered effective and cohesive product presentations.
  • Worked with product development and design teams to identify strengths and weaknesses within product lines.

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School Attended

  • Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York
  • Polimoda University

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Director, Global Sourcing
  • Global Sourcing Manager
  • Global Product Manager
  • Product Development Manager
  • Associate Product Development Manager/Designer


  • Bachelor of Science

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