Global Sourcing Operations Specialist
Academy Sports + Outdoors - Houston, TX

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Global Sourcing Operations Specialist Description
      • Coordinate operational projects for Academy’s Global Sourcing teams, including Product Development, Quality Assurance, Global Production and Brand Management.
      • Document Global Sourcing processes, identify opportunities for improvement and prepare training content.
      • Propose solutions for future system enhancements and integration with the International Transportation Management System, Product Data Management System and Merchandise Management System.
      • Serve as liaison between Global Sourcing and Legal/Risk Management for issues relating to Import Vendor Contracts and Insurance documentation.
      • Train new Global Sourcing associates in Vendor Setup procedures through Academy Global University (AGU) program.
      • Maintain and identify potential enhancements to Sourcing Matrix for strategic sourcing and reporting on Academy’s Private Label vendor base.
      • Serve as liaison between Global Sourcing and Customs Compliance for issues related to factory setups and audits.
      • Identify and formalize leading and lagging indicators, aligning Strategic Goals with objectives, targets and metrics.
      • Compile and report key performance indicators to Global Sourcing stakeholders, including monthly key performance indicators, commodity price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations.
      • Compile and report budget variance analysis to Global Sourcing Direction, and assist them in researching and explaining those variances.
      • Coordinate monthly overseas inspections, including identification of orders, communication with overseas auditors, report distribution and follow-up.
      • Assist in the Administration of Academy’s Product Data Management system.
      • Schedule and coordinate all sample sales operations.
      • Required to learn company policies, procedures and safety rules.
      Duties may change and associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

      • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience.
      • At least five years of related work experience, analysis and work experience required.
      • Strong analytical skills (critical thinking, problem solving and decision making)
      • Proficiency with key analytical tools including Excel and Access
      • Computer skills – Word, Power Point, Visio, and Lotus Notes
      • Global Supply Chain processes and strategic sourcing costing
      • Technology background, using informational systems to improve operational efficiencies
      • Excellent interpersonal communications and negotiation skills
      • Product Development
      • Some travel required
      • Ability to work flexible hours such as evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary

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      Primary Location TX-Houston Metro-Katy-1800 N. Mason Road

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      Academy Sports & Outdoors is one of the nation,s largest sporting goods retailers, operating over 80 stores across the southeastern...