Director, Private Label & Global Sourcing (Remote) In Grapevine, TX At GameStop

Date Posted: 6/18/2021

Job Description

Description:

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Vice President of Private Label and Global Sourcing, the Director, Private Label & Global Sourcing, Gaming and PC Accessories will lead the teams based in Grapevine, Texas, working closely with the VPs, Merchandising to drive direct import growth through effective global sourcing and product lifecycle management.  Key to this role will be serving as the internal link between the external resources (including sourcing agents, factories, testing labs, and freight forwarders) and the internal stakeholders (including Merchandising, Private Label, Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing, Accounting, Legal, Quality, and Warehouses).  This person will be responsible for the development of sourcing plans, in partnership with merchandising, and the execution of those divisional level plans.  The primary goals are to source 5-star products, reduce the cost of goods sold, by increasing internal direct sourcing capability, and identifying and implementing new sourcing strategies and tactics.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The candidate will manage and coach Sourcing Manager(s) reporting directly to him/her while also managing his/her own categories/business.
  • The candidate will be responsible to grow the direct import business from its early stage to over +$100 million at F.O.B. in the next few years with significant margin improvement.
  • The candidate will be responsible for direct leadership in the execution of the company’s sourcing process at the divisional level, by partnering with and communicating effectively with key stakeholders throughout the organization, delivering the financial goals set by the company.
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing the internal and external team members to meet the needs of the company’s aggressive sourcing plans.
  • Execute the divisional business strategies, mapping strategic insights to improve processes and standards for tactical implementation with execution-focused on achieving financial objectives.
  • Drive the transition to the latest sourcing technology, through cross-functional leadership.
  • Partner and support the Merchandising/ecommerce strategy, the candidate will identify, evaluate and onboard vendors that support the category product needs.
  • The candidate will be the driving force to build quality into products to support long-term growth by partnering with our suppliers and the Quality Assurance department.
  • Influence major negotiations by leveraging the company’s purchasing power and maintain a good relationship with strategic vendors.  As the primary contact with the external agents and vendors, this is critical for the role.
  • The candidate will work very closely with the VP, Private Label & Global Sourcing, and vendors in product development, providing innovative product offerings.
  • This individual will support the process of leveraging the current supplier base while researching and developing an expanded and superior global sourcing supplier network to meet the business growth needs and vendor rationalization will be driven by the vendor network that the Director of Sourcing is accountable to build.
  • The successful candidate will also assist the VP of Private Label and Global Sourcing to recommend and implement strategies, policies, controls, and programs that align with the company’s long-term vision.
  • The candidate is the primary driving force for cross-divisional efforts to support the overarching sourcing needs for the Private Label growth strategy.
  • We are seeking a leader who is skilled in achieving short and long-term objectives by motivating and leading others.  Must be able to lead through influence rather than just utilizing direct authority.
  • We seek an independent thinker who can work under minimal direct supervision and has a creative approach to problem-solving. This individual will be responsive rather than reactive.
  • We seek a dynamic leader, who is an agent of change and can garner the respect of his/her peer group.  The candidate must have a can-do attitude, act quickly and push for continuous improvement.
  • The ideal candidate must be a believer in teamwork and synergy and have excellent interpersonal, people management skills, and strength at building relationships with multiple constituencies.
  • It is critical that the candidate must have the ability to form strong organizational relationships and partnerships by seeking to understand first and then to be understood.
  • Additionally, the successful candidate will be an excellent leader and able to inspire his/her direct (and indirect) reports to high levels of performance.  The ability to drive the performance of external/indirect resources is critical.
  • He/she will have experience, knowledge and a successful track record of merchandising, product development, and sourcing, as well as strong project management background.
  • The ideal candidate will possess the strength of character and passion for building products that strive to be best in class by partnering with PLM and merchandising.
  • He/she must demonstrate success in product modification/development, transferring that knowledge to different categories under the direction of the merchandising team.
  • The candidate is a strong believer in quality and has a proven track record to build quality into products through reading all negative reviews and implementing product or production changes for a better product leading to a superior customer experience.
  • The candidate must demonstrate his or her understanding of supply chain management with an excellent track record in project management, on-time delivery and reducing lead time.
  • The ideal candidate will be an aggressive but fair negotiator with strong vendor relation skills and years of experience managing vendor relationships with a major corporation.
  • He/she has traveled globally to evaluate the viability of world market opportunities while building strong manufacture/vendor alliances and accomplishing overall sourcing goals with a deep understanding of the local culture.
  • The position will be responsible for cost negotiations, production, on-time shipments, and overall execution for assigned product categories.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree with a regionally accredited program or 10+ years relevant work experience
  • 10+ years of related management experience
  • 10+ years of related experience or 15+ years for educational equivalency
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of time.
  • Ability to build samples and lift heavy boxes as needed as samples arrive from our suppliers.
  • Strong excel and analytical skills for data analysis.
  • The position is to be based in Dallas, TX but could be remote based on the right candidate and experience level.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Track record of building successful sourcing teams
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of production methods and various materials
  • Previous private label and sourcing experience within a large retailer
  • At least 30 international sourcing and buying trips
  • Experience in sourcing and production management of video gaming products, licensed items, technology goods or hard good products is a plus

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Sr. Manager, Private Label & Global Sourcing In Grapevine, TX At GameStop

Date Posted: 6/18/2021

Job Description

Description:

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Private Label and Global Sourcing, the Senior Manager, Private Label and Global Sourcing – Gaming and PC Accessories, will source and deliver 5-star private label products, reduce the cost of goods sold, by increasing internal direct sourcing capability and identifying and implementing new sourcing strategies and tactics.  This person will help develop sourcing plans and product roadmaps, in partnership with the Merchant teams and then be responsible for the execution of those divisional-level sourcing plans.  Work closely with the Merchants, to drive direct import growth through effective global sourcing and product lifecycle management.  Key to this role will be serving as the key internal link between the external resources (including Licensors, design teams, sourcing agents, factories, testing labs, and freight forwarders) and the internal stakeholders (including Merchandising, Private Label Design Team, Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing, Accounting, Legal, Quality, and Warehouses).

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage his/her own products lines and business in electronics, video game accessories, audio, chargers, cables, PC Peripherals, and other non-licensed categories.
  • The candidate will be responsible to grow the direct import business from its early stage to over +$100 million at F.O.B. in the next few years with significant margin improvement.
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing the internal and external team members to meet the needs of the company’s aggressive sourcing plans.
  • Supporting merchandising directions and partnering with the Merchandising/Ecommerce teams, the candidate will identify, evaluate and onboard vendors that support the category product needs.
  • The candidate is the driving force to build quality into product to support the long-term growth by partnering with our suppliers and the Quality Assurance department.
  • He/she will influence major negotiations by leveraging the company’s purchasing power and maintain a good relationship with strategic vendors.
  • The candidate will work very closely with sourcing, QA, merchants and vendors in the product development process and global sourcing process to provide innovative product offerings.
  • This individual will support the process of leveraging the current supplier base while researching and developing an expanded and superior global sourcing supplier network to meet the business growth needs for the division.
  • The successful candidate will also assist the Director of Private Label and Global Sourcing, Licensed Products to recommend and implement strategies, policies, controls, and programs that align with the company’s long-term vision.
  • The candidate is the primary driving force for cross-divisional efforts to support the overarching sourcing needs for the Private Label growth strategy.
  • We are seeking a leader who is skilled in achieving short and long-term objectives by motivating and leading others.  Must be able to lead through influence.
  • We seek an independent thinker who can work under minimal direct supervision and has a creative approach to problem-solving. This individual will be responsive rather than reactive.
  • We seek a dynamic leader, who is an agent of change and can garner the respect of his/her peer group.  The candidate must have a can-do attitude, act quickly and push for continuous improvement.
  • The ideal candidate must be a believer in teamwork and synergy and have excellent interpersonal, people management skills, and strength at building relationships with multiple constituencies.
  • It is critical that the candidate must have the ability to form strong organizational relationships and partnerships by seeking to understand first and then to be understood.
  • He/she will have experience, knowledge and a successful track record of merchandising, product development, and sourcing, as well as strong project management background.
  • The ideal candidate will possess the strength of character and passion for building products that strives to be best in class by partnering Merchandising plus all other internal and external partners.
  • The candidate is a strong believer in quality and has proven track record to build quality into products through reading all negative reviews and implementing product or production changes for a better product leading to a superior customer experience.
  • The candidate must demonstrate his or her understanding of supply chain management with an excellent track record in project management, on time delivery and reducing lead time.
  • The ideal candidate will be an aggressive but fair negotiator with strong vendor relation skills and years of experience managing vendor relationship with a major corporation.
  • He/she has traveled globally to evaluate the viability of world market opportunities while building strong manufacture/vendor alliances and accomplishing overall sourcing goals with a deep understanding of the local culture.
  • The position will be responsible for cost negotiations, production, on-time shipments, and overall execution for assigned product categories.
  • Work closely with internal and external product designers to develop the right products for our private label lines.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree with a regionally accredited program or 17+ years relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of related management experience
  • 8+ years of related experience or 10+ years for educational equivalency
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of time.
  • Ability to build samples and lift heavy boxes as needed as samples arrive from our suppliers.
  • Position is be based in Dallas, TX but could be remote based on the right candidate and experience level.
  • Experience in sourcing and production management of video gaming products, technology goods, PC accessories or hard good products is a plus.
  • Strong excel and analytical skills for data analysis.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Track record of building successful sourcing teams.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of production methods and various materials
  • Previous private label and sourcing experience within a large retailer
  • At least 20 international sourcing and buying trips.
  • Dallas Preferred but remote to be considered with the right experience and skill set

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Senior Manager, Creative And Design In Grapevine, TX At GameStop

Date Posted: 6/18/2021

Job Description

Description:

SUMMARY

GameStop is growing and expanding our unique experience across rapidly growing in-store and online formats that focus highly on the collector mindset. We are agile, we’re responsive, we’re entrepreneurial – and we’re fun! Now is your chance to join in and geek out.

As a Creative and Design, Sr. Manager of Licensed Products, you will work alongside a team of creative thinkers to bring ideas to life from concept to product design for a variety of product categories.  You are responsible for working efficiently within the private label team and, as a senior member of the team, delivering strategic leadership in this role.  You will help define deliverables, oversee, and help execute each phase of the design process from research through ideation, and design to prototyping. This person will design best-in-class licensed products.

The ideal candidate for this role is a strong collaborator who has a solid understanding of design, trends, tech, and

prior experience creating meaningful and innovative experiences that push the boundaries of what is possible, while adapting to changing demands and constraints.  Key to this role will be serving as the internal link between the external resources (including Licensors, design teams, sourcing agents, factories, and vendors) and the internal stakeholders (including Merchandising, Private Label Design Team, Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing, Legal, and Quality).  The goal will be to provide our customers with innovative and trend-right product offerings with newness, freshness and uniqueness only available at GameStop.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

Product Ideation

  • Drive innovation and bring newness to the product assortment through thoughtful, trend-right design across multiple product categories:
    • Assist in the development of creative product strategies and lead the design execution to continuously evolve the private label brands.
    • Seize opportunities to differentiate our product offering and lead the market.
    • Identify growth opportunities within both intellectual properties and product categories.

Design Execution

  • Establish the appropriate business processes to execute the design strategies, mapping consumer insights to improve products both in form and function with a sharp focus on achieving financial objectives.
  • Maximize opportunities for designing, enhancing, and upgrading directly sourced products.
  • Contribute as a designer for new products to develop conceptual sketches, graphic designs, print & pattern, 3D renderings, and other deliverables.
  • Design and present the best, 5-star, private label products in the industry that customers can only buy at GameStop.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently to achieve key deadlines.
  • He or she will understand the real world of manufacturing in Asia in general and China and have a practical design approach to maximize the potential of our product designs.
  • Address both creative and technical manufacturing issues while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be the driving force to consistently design quality into product by partnering with the Quality Assurance department and our vendors.
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of current technologies and design trends, staying abreast of new and upcoming technologies and trends in the design community.

Leadership

  • Maintain communication/relationships with merchandising, licensors, and private label as well as vendors to ensure adequate resources to deliver designs in a timely manner.
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with cross-functional partners and business leaders.
  • Clearly and confidently present work while providing a rationale for decisions made.
  • Understand the SKU-intensive nature of the business, the candidate may leverage the external design capabilities of our vendors and sourcing.
  • Partner with Our Sr Licensing Mgr. to create future product line lists to present to the licensors and merchandising teams.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree with a regionally accredited program or 7+ years relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of related management experience
  • 8+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years for educational equivalency
  • Must have solid sketching and illustration skills, as well as experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, Keyshot, Maya, Rhion or other digital rendering software
  • Product Design, Graphic Design, and/or Industrial Design
  • Design experience in home décor, apparel, seasonal products, graphics & patterns is a plus
  • A portfolio of work that contains examples of product development and visual design
  • Experience with Internet culture, gaming, movies and/or collectibles
  • Deadline-focused, flexible, easy-going personality
  • Proficient ability to prototype interactions using design tools or graphic skill sets.
  • Expert level attention to detail
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs, especially Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing priorities with promptness, efficiency, and ease
  • If needed, the ability to travel domestically or internationally15% to 20% of the time
  • Applications without a portfolio will not be considered
  • Dallas preferred but remote to be considered with the right experience and skillset

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Track record of building successful products and design teams.
  • Knowledge of production methods and various materials
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Previous private label product design experience within a large retailer
  • Previous international sourcing and buying trips
  • Previous design experience with major entertainment studio or a triple-A game design studio

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Manager, Private Label & Global Sourcing In Grapevine, TX At GameStop

Date Posted: 6/18/2021

Job Description

Description:

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Private Label and Global Sourcing, Licensed Products, the Private Label and Global Sourcing Manager, Licensed Products will source and deliver 5-star products, reduce the cost of goods sold, by increasing internal direct sourcing capability and identifying and implementing new sourcing strategies and tactics.  This person will help develop sourcing plans and product roadmaps, in partnership with the Merchant teams and our Licensed partners, and then be responsible for the execution of those divisional level sourcing plans.  Work closely with the Merchants, to drive direct import growth through effective global sourcing and product lifecycle management.  Key to this role will be serving as the key internal link between the external resources (including Licensors, design teams, sourcing agents, factories, testing labs, and freight forwarders) and the internal stakeholders (including Merchandising, Private Label Design Team, Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing, Accounting, Legal, Quality, and Warehouses).

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Manage his/hers own licensed products, categories, and business.
  • The candidate will be responsible to grow the direct import business from its early stage to over +$100 million at F.O.B. in the next few years with significant margin improvement.
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing the internal and external team members to meet the needs of the company’s aggressive sourcing plans.
  • Supporting merchandising directions and partnering with the Merchandising/Ecommerce teams.
  • The candidate will identify, evaluate and onboard vendors that support the category product needs.
  • The candidate is the driving force to build quality into products to support long-term growth by partnering with our suppliers and the Quality Assurance department.
  • He/she will influence major negotiations by leveraging the company’s purchasing power and maintain good relationship with strategic vendors.
  • The candidate will work very closely with sourcing, QA, merchants and vendors in the product development process and global sourcing process to provide innovative product offerings.
  • This individual will support the process of leveraging the current supplier base while researching and developing an expanded and superior global sourcing supplier network to meet the business growth needs of the division.
  • The successful candidate will also assist the Director of Private Label and Global Sourcing, Licensed Products to recommend and implement strategies, policies, controls, and programs that align with the company’s long-term vision.
  • The candidate is the primary driving force for cross-divisional efforts to support the overarching sourcing needs for the Private Label growth strategy.
  • We are seeking a leader who is skilled in achieving short and long-term objectives by motivating and leading others.  Must be able to lead through influence.
  • We seek an independent thinker who can work under minimal direct supervision and has a creative approach to problem-solving. This individual will be responsive rather than reactive.
  • We seek a dynamic leader, who is an agent of change and can garner the respect of his/her peer group.  The candidate must have a can-do attitude, act quickly and push for continuous improvement.
  • The ideal candidate must be a believer in teamwork and synergy and have excellent interpersonal, people management skills, and strength at building relationships with multiple constituencies.
  • It is critical that the candidate must have the ability to form strong organizational relationships and partnerships by seeking to understand first and then to be understood.
  • He/she will have experience, knowledge and a successful track record of merchandising, product development, and sourcing, as well as strong project management background.
  • The ideal candidate will possess the strength of character and passion for building products that strives to be best in class by partnering merchandising plus all other internal and external partners.
  • The candidate is a strong believer in quality and has proven track record to build quality into products through reading all negative reviews and implementing product or production changes for a better product leading to a superior customer experience.
  • The candidate must demonstrate his or her understanding of supply chain management with an excellent track record in project management, on time delivery and reducing lead time.
  • The ideal candidate will be an aggressive but fair negotiator with strong vendor relation skills and years of experience managing vendor relationship with a major corporation.
  • He/she has traveled globally to evaluate the viability of world market opportunities while building strong manufacture/vendor alliances and accomplishing overall sourcing goals with a deep understanding of the local culture.
  • The position will be responsible for cost negotiations, production, on-time shipments, and overall execution for assigned product categories.
  • Work closely with internal and external product designers to develop the right products.
  • Attend meetings with Licensors, Licensing Manager, and design teams.
  • Have input into the product line and assortment plans with our merchants and licensed partners.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree with a regionally accredited program or 7+ years relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of related management experience
  • 8+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years for educational equivalency
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of time.
  • Ability to build samples and lift heavy boxes as needed as samples arrive from our suppliers.
  • Experience in sourcing and production management of licensed items apparel, replicas, statutes, drinkware, electronics, housewares, lightning, and other categories.
  • Strong excel and analytical skills for data analysis.
  • Position is be based in Dallas, TX but could be remote based on the right candidate and experience level.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Track record of building successful sourcing teams.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of production methods and various materials
  • Previous private label and sourcing experience within a large retailer
  • At least 15 international sourcing and buying trips.
  • Experience in licensed product a plus

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Manager, Creative And Design In Grapevine, TX At GameStop

Date Posted: 6/18/2021

Job Description

Description:

SUMMARY

GameStop is growing and expanding our unique experience across rapidly growing in-store and online formats that focus highly on the collector mindset. We are agile, we are responsive, we are entrepreneurial – and we are fun! Now is your chance to join in and geek out.

As a Creative and Design Manager, Gaming and PC Accessories, you will work alongside a team of creative thinkers to bring ideas to life from concept to product design for a variety of product categories.  You are responsible for working efficiently within the private label team and, as a senior member of the team, delivering strategic leadership in this role.  You will help define deliverables, oversee, and help execute each phase of the design process from research through ideation, and design to prototyping. This person will design best-in-class private label gaming, PC accessories, technology products and other hard goods products.

The ideal candidate for this role is a strong collaborator who has a solid understanding of design, trends, tech, and prior experience creating meaningful and innovative experiences that push the boundaries of what is possible, while adapting to changing demands and constraints.  Key to this role will be serving as the internal link between the external resources (including Licensors, design teams, sourcing agents, factories, and vendors) and the internal stakeholders (including Merchandising, Private Label Design Team, Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing, Legal, Quality,).  The goal will be to provide our customers with innovative and trend-right product offerings with newness, freshness, and uniqueness only available at GameStop.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Product Ideation

  • Drive innovation and bring newness to the product assortment through thoughtful, trend-right design across multiple product categories:
    • Assist in the development of creative product strategies and lead the design execution to continuously evolve the private label brands.
    • Seize opportunities to differentiate our product offering and lead the market.
    • Identify growth opportunities within both intellectual properties and product categories.

Design Execution

  • Establish the appropriate business processes to execute the design strategies, mapping consumer insights to improve products both in form and function with a sharp focus on achieving financial objectives.
  • Maximize opportunities for designing, enhancing, and upgrading directly sourced products.
  • Contribute as a designer for new products to develop conceptual sketches, graphic designs, print & pattern, 3D renderings, and other deliverables.
  • 3Design and present the best, 5-star, private label products in the industry that customers can only buy at GameStop.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently to achieve key deadlines.
  • He or she will understand the real world of manufacturing in Asia in general and China and have a practical design approach to maximize the potential of our product designs.
    • Address both creative and technical manufacturing issues while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
    • Be the driving force to consistently design quality into product by partnering with the Quality Assurance department and our vendors.
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of current technologies and design trends, staying abreast of new and upcoming technologies and trends in the design community.

Leadership

  • Maintain communication/relationships with merchandising, internal partners, and private label as well as vendors to ensure adequate resources to deliver designs in a timely manner.
    • Effectively collaborate and communicate with cross-functional partners and business leaders.
    • Clearly and confidently present work while providing a rationale for decisions made.
    • Understand the SKU-intensive nature of the business, the candidate may leverage the external design capabilities of our vendors and sourcing.
    • Partner with our Director of Private Label and Global Sourcing to create future product line lists to present to our merchandising teams.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree with a regionally accredited program or 7+ years relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of related management experience
  • 8+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years for educational equivalency
  • Must have solid sketching and illustration skills, as well as experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, Keyshot, Maya, Rhion or other digital rendering software

Product Design, Graphic Design, and/or Industrial Design

  • Design experience in home décor, apparel, seasonal products, graphics & patterns is a plus
  • A portfolio of work that contains examples of product development and visual design
  • Experience with Internet culture, gaming, PC accessories and hardgoods branded or private label products
  • Deadline-focused, flexible, easy-going personality
  • Expert knowledge of illustration and popular trends
  • Proficient ability to prototype interactions using design tools or graphic skill sets
  • Expert level attention to detail
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs, especially Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing priorities with promptness, efficiency, and ease
  • If needed, the ability to travel domestically or internationally15% to 20% of the time
  • Applications without a portfolio will not be considered

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge of production methods and various materials
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Previous private label product design experience within a large retailer
  • Previous international sourcing and buying trips.
  • Previous design experience with on gaming and gaming accessory products
  • Dallas Preferred but remote to be considered with the right experience and skillset

APPLY TODAY