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Manager Product Development & Sourcing Operations

San Francisco, CA, USA | Levi Strauss

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Operations / Production
    Product Development
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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JOB DESCRIPTION

You’re an original. So are we.

We’re a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we’ve used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™

We're looking for a Manager, Product Development & Sourcing Operations to support functions in the Global Product organization with project management and process engineering capabilities to improve overall efficiencies and realization of goals and strategies. You will report to our Director and be based in our headquarters at Levi's Plaza in San Francisco.

About the Job

You will be a strategic partner and provide operations support to product functions – building processes, tool development and roll-out

Identify best practices and areas for improvement within customer functions

Produce and manage ongoing seasonal Global Supply Chain GTM calendars

Partner with other teams (Merchandising, Design, Product Development, Sourcing, Planning) in managing competing priorities and calendar overlaps

Lead and manage business project teams assembled to analyze, design or implement business process changes and system/tool capabilities; responsible for developing the project plan; provide regular project updates to project team

Organize work sessions to gather business input, identify and address issues, and drive to a resolution

Lead process design workshops; accountable for all deliverables (process charts, RACI’s training materials, etc.)

Work with the IT team to develop business functional requirements for new systems solutions or enhancements, and coordinates testing and user acceptance

Help resolve business process issues; evaluate potential solutions with key stakeholders

Communicate change plans to cross-functional teams to gain buy-in; conduct sessions to train teams on changes or new tools to ensure successful adoption

Provide analytical support for regular metrics reporting and one-off analysis as requested

About You

Bachelor's degree preferred

5+ years’ experience in an operations or process design role, apparel industry preferred

Experience managing direct reports and leading small project teams

Product management experience in software development for people who create things is a plus

Well-grounded in the product development discipline and how it works with merchandising and design

You understand the Go-to-Market cycle, business processes and general financial acumen

Expert knowledge and proficiency with MS Office tools

Solid process mapping and documentation skills

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.

Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations

Product discount of 40% off regular-price merchandise


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