Converse Liaison Office Director
- Shanghai, China
Become part of the Converse Team
Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Converse, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team.
An Awesome Situation is Developing
Architects don't build buildings. And Designers don't build products. You do. The Development crew. It's all dreams and drawings without you. Getting things made takes time and manpower and testing and understanding. Deconstruction and reconstruction. It takes people capable of looking into the guts of the situation and saying: Yeah, we can do that. It's called Know-How. If you've got it, check us out.
At Converse Global Sourcing & Manufacturing our purpose is to bring to life products that blow away consumer expectations. We believe this is possible by investing in the right talent and partnering with best-in-class manufacturers to:
Create innovative products that push the boundaries of our brand
Deploy responsive supply chain solutions that improve speed to market
Modernize our manufacturing operations to increase consistency and gain efficiency
Constantly improve service, cost, and quality
Honor our commitment to our people and our planet
As our Converse Liaison Office Director based in Shanghai, you will lead and manage the team that is responsible for field product creation and manufacturing activities in support of our apparel/accessories product strategy. You will partner and collaborate cross-functionally with senior leaders and their teams to translate business plans into strategy and cohesive plans for our manufacturing partners. You will build strong connections across the corporation to make sure that we're leveraging the unfair advantage of being part of Nike Inc.
Lead, coach, and develop a strong, empowered and diverse team
Align plans and set departmental strategies that enable our business goals
Develop critical input into future sourcing and product creation plans
Holistically manage our engagement w/ our manufacturing partners; developing plans and measuring performance against our business goals and critical KPI's
Elevate supplier capabilities and support product excellence through innovation, materials, testing and quality mgmt. oversight
Doing all this requires a unique individual. You must be a self-starter, flexible thinker, an outstanding communicator who is comfortable working cross-functionally. You must possess an ability to see the big picture and understand the implications that different decisions will have on our results, be able to translate complex business scenarios into clear messages that drive action. You must be an agent of change that can create alignment across multiple teams and functions and drive towards clear and measurable results.
Strong experience in apparel manufacturing and product creation; Minimum of 10 years total experience in any combination of the following: Product Sourcing, Product Development, Manufacturing, or Planning
Successful track record of leading cross-functional strategic initiatives from concept to completion, leading virtual teams from across the organization
Excellent executive-level communication skills, including the ability to deliver high-impact presentations on complex topics to leaders at all levels
MBA or advanced degree is preferred
Ability to relocate to Shanghai, China
Ability to pass a criminal background check
Converse is more than a company; it's a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we're different.
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