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Head of Sourcing & Product Development, The Drop

Amazon.com


Location:
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Date:
09/24/2021
2021-09-242022-06-17
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Do you have a passion for innovation and fashion? Are you excited about being part of a new, high-potential business?

Amazon Fashion is hiring a Head of Sourcing & Product Development to lead The Drop's production functions, including product development, sourcing, and compliance as we continue to revolutionize the fashion industry. The Drop is an Amazon Fashion brand that collaborates with influencers to design of-the-moment, inclusive and limited edition collections made on-demand. In addition, our fashion private label Staples by The Drop offers customers a selection of high quality, attainable, on-trend styles to create head-to-toe looks to complement our limited releases.

As the Head of Sourcing & Product Development, you will be responsible for leading a team of subject matter experts in production, sourcing and product development to change the way clothing is made and delivered. You will be responsible for inventing and implementing process improvements, automation, and best practices to support exponential growth and scale. You will demonstrate cross-functional team leadership, working closely with Product Management, Tech, Marketing and Business Development to achieve goals.You will collaborate with teams across Amazon to leverage existing tools and solutions to solve for The Drop's unique business challenges.


The Head of Sourcing & Product Development will be responsible for establishing the multi-year vision for disrupting the production and sourcing model and processes for The Drop, including the made-on-demand model. You will be responsible for driving our sustainability goals, and pushing the boundaries of innovation to achieve speed-to-launch of high-quality, on-trend product as we scale the business.



The Head of Sourcing & Product Development should have experience leading teams in fashion sourcing, production, and product development. The ideal candidate will have a track record of implementing innovative solutions in a lean start up environment to support scale and exponential business growth. Candidates must have strong verbal and written communication, a passion for data-driven decision making, and a desire to revolutionize the fashion industry.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor€™s degree
  • 10+ years of experience in fashion sourcing and production, global logistics and supply chain.
  • Excellent business judgment, strong written and oral communication skills, and a practical, common sense approach to getting things done
  • Analytical problem solving skills, including knowledge of process improvement, performance metrics, and Lean disciplines
  • Thrives in a high energy environment where tactical and strategic activities are expected to be driven in parallel
  • Demonstrated people management leadership, coaching and mentoring skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA
  • Experience managing fashion product development and fit.
  • Proven ability to work with globally distributed teams and suppliers.
  • Strong proficiency in analytical tools including Microsoft Excel, SQL, and/or statistical software.
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