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Senior Director, Mill Sourcing

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
As the Senior Director, Mill Sourcing, you optimize the most important raw material that goes into making our exclusive products – Fabric! You manage Aritzia’s “Mill Matrix”, which means ensuring we are working with the right mix of best in class fabric mills, while supporting our overall sourcing strategy. 
You will make an impact at Aritzia by: 
  • Applying your years of experience in mill sourcing to create and roll out Aritzia’s fabric sourcing strategy
  • Using your scientific knowledge of fabrics to analyze fabric components and be on the cutting edge of new innovations in fabric and print
  • Working with our various mill partners by building relationships, onboarding new mills, managing mill performance, and setting clear expectations
  • Using your polished negotiation skills and business acumen to ensure we are getting the best price on materials and that fabric liabilities are well-manage
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE                                                         
As a seasoned professional in your craft, you use your experience to drive business results through inspirational and effective leadership of your team. As an entrepreneur you look past what ’is’ and see what ‘could be,’ with recognition that it takes collaboration, detail and heart to be successful.
In addition, you have:  
  • Ability to travel overseas (Approximately 30% travel may be required)
  • Established long term relationship with fabric mills globally, specifically in Europe
  • Degree in Textile Sciences/Engineering
  • Technical knowledge of various yarn,  fabrics , dyeing and various finishing processes
We know that great people have great ideas and are passionate about their work.  Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:
  • Advancement        We are growing, quite simply opportunities are abundant – take your pick!
  • Education              To ensure you are the best at what you do
  • Compensation       Pay is driven by individual performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks
  • Connection            Be surrounded by the best talent from across the globe driven by passion of a common goal

About Aritzia

Aritzia is an innovative design house and fashion boutique. We conceive, create and retail fashion brands with a depth of design and quality that no one can match at our competitive price point.

Each of our exclusive brands is treated as an independent label with its own vision, team and aesthetic point of view. As a group, they are united by an unwavering commitment to superior fabrics, meticulous construction and relevant, effortless design.

Founded by Brian Hill in 1984, Aritzia now has 80 locations in select cities across North America, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. We pride ourselves on creating immersive shopping destinations, selecting each location with care and designing each space individually. Both in our stores and on, our focus is on delivering truly world-class, memorable customer experiences.

Aritzia is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

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