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Director of Global Factory Sourcing (Apparel)

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

As the Director of Factory Sourcing, you are accountable for one of the most important components of our extended supply chain  -our vendors!  This role plays a pivotal part in ensuring that Aritzia has the optimum vendor matrix that is capable, flexible, geographically diverse and innovative.

You are someone who knows what it means to ensure quality standards at every stage of the supply chain. You live for the chase of quality products through smart sourcing, intuition, lead times, and from experience. You’re constantly looking for new vendor partners who will support your big visions and innovate your current product line. You have your finger on the pulse of the fashion industry and are the first to know what the competitive landscape looks like today and what the next big thing is going to be.

As a key member of the Sourcing Department you will make an impact at Aritzia by: 
  • You’ll leave no rock unturned to identify the latest factory innovations, creations, and ideations before testing and then onboarding them for Aritzia
  • You’ll develop sourcing plans and analyze the cost/benefits for each partnership to support your strategic decisions
  • You know how to deliver on a design vision through quality standards, budgets, and clear communication
  • You know how to ensure your current team and vendors maintain high quality standards through an understanding of expectations
  • You’ll respond to needs from a product design, quality, lead-time, and cost perspective
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE                                                         
As a top rated specialist you are a driver of innovation and a subject matter expert with a history of successfully creating and implementing the latest and greatest best practices in your field.
In addition, you have:
  • Direct-to vendor experience with apparel
  • A comprehensive knowledge of apparel manufacturing and global vendor capabilities
  • Experience leading the search, evaluation and onboarding of new suppliers
  • A passion for the Aritzia brand
  • Fluency in other languages is a plus
 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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