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DATE ADDED: Thu 05/12/2019

Director Of Production & Sourcing

Los Angeles, CA, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Director of Production & Sourcing Madhappy is a new age lifestyle brand based in Los Angeles. Our goal is to spread a message of optimism and bring awareness and guidance to the mental health landscape. We value fun, over-the-top creativity, and teamwork. We are looking for someone who is willing to integrate themselves into such a culture. The Director of Production and Sourcing will be hands-on in every step of the Production and Sourcing processes in all product categories. He/She will embrace the start-up mentality to assist & innovate in all areas. He/She will be charged with ensuring that every product produced and sold is filtered through the Madhappy brand ethos and is done so in the most efficient and strategic manner. His or her responsibilities are, but not limited to: Oversee & Implement The Production Process
• Develop and implement methods and procedures for production process
• Managing vendor and supplier relationships, compliance, and cost negotiation
• Daily communication with vendors to ensure deadlines are met
• Continuously modify our vendor strategy to support high growth development needs
• Travel domestically and internationally to initiate and maintain strong vendor relationships, train factories on standards and troubleshoot issues
• Achieve Margin goals and ontime deliveries Help Create New Product
• Develop a robust strategy for product development as we move into additional product categories
• Assist with product roadmap alongside management
• Create a calendar that is flexible enough to allow for multiple product categories which traditionally have different lead-times
• Working with multi-disciplined teams including, design, materials, technical design, and manufacturing
• Source and manage freelance product specialists as needed Leadership
• Create an environment where the team is supported, motivated, inspired and encouraged.
• Communicate strategies clearly and concisely to ensure priorities are consistent.
• Manage multiple projects from concept through completion with focus on quality, deadline, budget and revenue.
• Create the most effective tools and processes to maximize bandwidth of our team Professional Qualifications
• Experienced (6 years) leader; preferably has operated in an early stage, entrepreneurial company and has experience working directly with factories.
• Innovative, team-player with proven success in a constantly evolving environment with rapidly changing priorities.
• Ability to flex between micro and macro level thinking and work with all levels of management; ability to deep dive into small and big issues across the whole scope of the business.
• Thought leader who thinks beyond product categories; someone who sees the bigger picture and impact that his or her business has on the total.
• A solution oriented, critical thinker who can balance multiple projects and priorities
• A communicative leader. Able to develop and maintain effective relationships and partnerships both cross-functionally within the business and with external production partners
• Exceptionally organized. Able to multitask and prioritize, highly detail-oriented with exceptional follow-through
• Must have exceptional computer skills (MS Office, Excel)
• Undergraduate degree Personal Qualifications
• Collaborator who values integrity, innovation, respect and excellence.
• Strategic yet hands on; someone who can dream and do at the same time.
• Strong sense of urgency and the ability to embrace and maximize a changing landscape; not afraid to make a mistake and take calculated risks.
• Curious and solution-oriented; someone who asks the how versus the why.
• Resilience, flexibility and staying power.
• Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
• Passionate about the brand and the category.
• Approaches every day as a business owner.
• Able to travel overseas.