Are you a Responsible Supply Chain executive who'd like to design and evolve the Global Responsible Supply Chain function at a high for a high-growth, globally recognized apparel brand?
Acre is proud to be partnering with lululemon to help them identify their Sr. Director of Responsible Supply Chain. Reporting to the SVP, Sustainable Business and Impact and with responsibility for designing and executing industry-leading human rights, labour, and vendor environmental programs (among many other things), this is an opportunity to have a real global impact. See below for the job description and directions to apply.
Who is lululemon
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, they create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. lululemon owes their success to their innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to their people, and the incredible connections they make in every community they're in. As a company, lululemon focuses on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for their people.
About this team
This role is part of the Sustainable Business & Impact team, which shapes the future of impact within lululemon's brand and business. This work doesn't just live in one function; social and environmental impact at lululemon is integrated into everything they do. The team leads and integrates their vision and initiatives across the company to create value for their brand, their collective (guests, employees, makers, ambassadors), and society. The result is an innovative, purpose-driven brand creating a future that we want to live in. As lululemon's Senior Director, Responsible Supply Chain, in the Sustainable Business & Impact team, you will support a global and regional team to safeguard the human rights and wellbeing of the people who make their products and reduce environmental impacts within their manufacturing base. In this role, you will build their brand credibility and business continuity.
A day in the life: what you'll do
Reporting to the SVP, Sustainable Business and Impact, you will lead the Global Responsible Supply Chain function. This role will be responsible for designing strategy and evolving the responsible supply chain approach. You will be responsible for accelerating integration and impact by designing and executing industry-leading human rights, labour, vendor environmental programs and approaches to meet enterprise goals across the global supply chain.
Lead enterprise responsible supply chain strategy in partnership with cross-functional leaders
Design strategies, policies, programs and roadmaps that achieve and evolve lululemon's Impact Agenda and business growth plans, to manage risk and ensure their supply chain leadership
Oversee delivery of human rights and environmental due diligence within lululemon's supply chain and manufacturing and of responsible purchasing practices, roadmaps, tools and incentives in supply chain, in close collaboration with internal partners, advancing functional ownership
Lead and evolve the RSC management system (e.g. risk assessment, policies and standards, metrics, systems and tools) with a continuous improvement mindset
Oversee design and delivery of lululemon's manufacturing RSC monitoring program, vendor environmental program, including energy, water and carbon, and of global and regional programming to address critical issues in line with Impact Agenda priorities
Build and manage relationships with critical external stakeholders to advance impact and issues management, as appropriate
Lead Responsible Supply Chain Steering Committee to drive cross-functional accountabilities, strategy creation, and decision making among key VP+ leaders
Supports response, action plan, and execution for high profile crisis management in partnership with SVP and critical key leaders
Drives synergies, improved processes, and governance between environmental and social supply chain work to support efficiency during period of high growth
Provide content, information and substantiate facts for ESG, external and internal engagement, including performance reporting, public reporting, investors and other internal and external stakeholders
Engage with external partners and represent the work to key audiences, as appropriate
Mentor, manage and build an engaged and high-performing remote global team of skilled professionals, including direct and indirect reports.
Advanced degree in business, sustainability, science, law, supply chain, risk management and/or related fields. Sustainability and responsibility management certifications are beneficial.
15-20 years of related professional experience with a significant team and budget at a global matrixed publicly traded brand and/or retailer
10-15+ years of related work experience in environmental and social sustainability, supply chain, risk management, management systems, business resilience, standards and regulatory compliance, partnerships - including demonstrated experience in building and managing responsibility and sustainability systems and processes
Experience in managing complex issues, experience in supply chain;
10+ years of experience leading teams. International experience working with diverse, multi-cultural team is required
Demonstrated trust, partnership, change management and stakeholder engagement internally and externally
Exceptional interpersonal, particularly ability to influence others;
Demonstrated leadership to accelerate the implementation of strategies and programs to achieve company goals
Highly organized, strong negotiation skills, as well as systemic and technical problem-solving skills
Must be a team player able to comfortably and effectively work within matrixed organizations
Maintain an external and internal facing mindset, including staying on top of changing landscapes and geo-political trends
Must be able to travel internationally as required
Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life
Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results
Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same
Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure
Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working
Sparked your interest?
Please apply directly. Due to the overwhelming interest in this role, please note only applications through our website will be considered.