Director-Sourcing & Purchasing
Hanesbrands Inc (Canada)
Summary Director, responsible for all Direct Sourcing, Purchasing and Quality Assurance for the Canadian operations of the Hanes Brands Inc, based out of Montreal, Canada. Strongproven skills in strategic planning, product development, project management, initiating and executing viable vendor sourcing network. In-depth knowledge and experience ofrisk management, strategy implementation, quality assurance, budget, finance controls and team building. Was instrumental in reducing the product cost, improving margins and ROI. Appointed to the Executive board position in January 2009. Significant contributions made towards the ‘change program’ needed to operate in the international market.
·Initiatedthe strategy and implemented the transfer to direct sourcing
·Set up new sourcing operation, overhauled and developed new sourcing and purchasingsystems for direct sourcing and implemented systems in the Head Office and Far East resulting in a seamless operation. This also involved setting up 40 Vendors in 11 countries and 4 QA operations.
·Responsible for transferring all the product on a direct basis with Far East vendors which includes running over 300 styles a year.
·Consolidated the sourcing and purchasing operations in the Montreal head office
·Moved all suppliers to direct finance instruments
·Ensured all suppliers were WRAP & GSScertified
·The move to direct sourcing has resulted in a significant contribution to the bottom line and a long term future for the Company which is a market leader in the country
·Extensive training programs set up in the office on system operations, QA, supply chain management, communication and negotiating skills to bring them in line with international practices and standards
·Managed and lead the team to help associate companies in Mexico and Latin America to direct source from Far East and Asia, including a lead on the development for the "One World Crew T".
·In-depth knowledge of product and processes
·Thorough knowledge of the trade regulations and practices
·Excellent awareness of finance resources and terms
·Exceptional project management and team building skills
·Strong analytical & problem solving skills
·Ability to work with different cultures, multi locations & knowledge of several Asian languages
·Strong belief in obtaining results