AVP Production & Sourcing, Accessories & Gifting - Mast Global - Columbus, OH

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Columbus, OH, United States

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Job ID: 44532

The Associate Vice President (AVP), Production & Sourcing is responsible for the execution and delivery of Accessories and Gifting (A&G) products in support of Victorias Secret Beauty, Pink and Bath & Body Works. The AVP will be responsible for leading and successfully delivering the strategic initiatives of the team as well as developing and leading all aspects of sourcing initiatives required to supply product in alignment with the Mast business priorities and growth plans. This role will work collaboratively and cross-functionally with brand partners and Mast Global.

-Develop short and long-range sourcing plans to support Accessories & Gifting, business strategy and brand growth
-Lead teams to ensure the execution and delivery of goods on-time with a focus on driving execution with speed.
-Lead and influence cross functional teams to prioritize the business critical initiatives for Accessories & Gifting
-Develops a network of vendors across all brands and product categories to support Accessories & Gifting current and future strategic sourcing growth strategies
-Interfaces strategically with our portfolio of vendors to ensure on time, highest quality standards, and best value for product categories
-Identifies risk and opportunities across all categories and with vendors for A&G
-Provide direction and leadership to the brand and Mast partners on capacity commitments while mitigating risk
-Implement speed initiatives and reduce calendar lead time to provide incremental sales and improve margins
-Effectively manage annual sales budget across the teams and deliver budgeted operating income
-Develop relationships with brand senior leadership and provide guidance on how they can leverage each team to provide business solutions
-Lead, develop and motivate a world class global Accessories & Gifting team
-Provide day to day teaching, coaching and feedback
-Establish goals and metrics for direct reports
-Responsible for career development guidance and support
-Responsible for acquiring, developing and retaining talent to drive business results
-Assess talent regularly and actively participates in development strategies to close skill gaps and build bench strength
-Acts as the trusted advisor to all brand and cross-functional teams ; utilizes expertise to provide strategic direction
-Identify and effectively communicates economic trends, along with new products, processes and materials to leadership


-Bachelors degree, MBA preferred
-Minimum of 10 years- experience in global sourcing with 5 years in the retail industry
-Extensive knowledge and understanding of the supply/vendor base and manufacturing environment
-International sourcing and travel experience
-Ability to accurately anticipate changes and opportunities within the marketplace and business and develop appropriate and effective responses
-Demonstrated experience in bringing flexibility and read and react capability to sourcing processes
-Complete understanding of retail business sourcing, operations and financial metrics
-Demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving skills
-Solid communication, leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills
-Positive, supportive partner, consistently demonstrating our shared values and high standards
-Communicates a vision of the future to team and the changes required to achieve success
-Able to travel both Domestically and Internationally to support the needs of the business
-Proven success in leadership talent and development
-Strong proficiency in defining the talent need for the future
-Demonstrated leadership ability to identify, develop, assess and retain top talent
-Demonstrated ability to recognize and drive both process and procedure efficiencies
-Demonstrated strategic thinking capability and influencing skills
-Strong technology skills - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP and database management

-Demonstrates our values through the use of good judgment and doing whats right
-Anticipates changes and opportunities within the marketplace, business and supply chain and develops appropriate and effective responses
-Identifies best practices at other companies (inside and outside of industry) and looks for opportunities to test and implement
-Communicates a vision of the future to his/her team and the changes required to achieve success
-Able to build strong teams and partnerships with cross-functional partners
-Effective interpersonal skills - works well with others, listens for understanding and collaborates effectively to drive and achieve results
-Follows through on commitments - leads by example
-Raises difficult issues in a candid, factual, straightforward and respectful manner
-Highly organized and possesses the ability to efficiently manage priorities and time
-Able to meet deadlines and handle special projects/tasks along with daily workload
-Able to work in a fast paced environment and guides team through changing business needs
-Excellent analytical skills
-Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Mast Global, part of the L Brands family, is a supply chain team recognized world-wide for its innovation, speed, efficiency and quality. Mast Global supports the $10 billion L Brands enterprise as its production, sourcing and logistics arm, providing our world-renowned brands with the best in end-to-end make and move solutions. Mast Global includes development, production and sourcing of intimates, apparel, accessories and gifts, home fragrances, and personal care; technical services focused on production efficiency, regulatory compliance and quality assurance; and a full-service logistics operation that delivers global supply chain solutions beyond basic transportation, warehousing and distribution.