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Head of Production & Sourcing

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At Happy Socks we have made it our mission to spread happiness everywhere, and you only need to spend a few minutes with us to realize how seriously we take it! In fact, our fun, positive approach is probably the reason we’ve seen such amazing growth over the past couple of years.

We a re now looking for a Head of Production & Sourcing! As our Head of Production & Sourcing you'll be responsible for managing Happy Socks Supplier base (including negotiations), Sourcing, Quality Control and CSR. You'll lead a team in Stockholm and in Turkey (and potential new supplier markets) to take our supplier base, quality and CSR to the next level and beyond. The COO will be your direct manager and you'll work closely with the Product Development/Merchandise and the Purchasing teams. You'll be part of a happy and extremely driven multicultural team of approx. 120 people from 25 countries. The role is based at our HQ in Stockholm but you'll travel a lot to other locations  🚀🌍

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Set the strategy, overall planning and development of Happy Socks supplier base with respect to product introductions, sales plans, production capacities, price, quality, and CSR
  • Set up and implement our new Production and Sourcing structure and process based on efficiency and quality including an overhaul of our current supply structure
  • Maintain a close relationship with current suppliers, as well as sourcing and on-boarding new factories globally for all current and future Happy Socks products
  • Negotiate all terms and conditions with old and new suppliers
  • Develop and implement Happy Socks quality and sustainability processes and guidelines
  • Closely monitor production to ensure quality and delivery requirements are met by suppliers
  • Be a gatekeeper in enforcing as well as following up CSR requirements with suppliers
  • Build, lead, coach and develop the Production office in Istanbul, Turkey (and potential future locations) and team in Stockholm, Sweden – both operationally and strategically

Requirements & Skills

  • 7+ years’ production and sourcing experience in the apparel/textile industry and excellent knowledge of sustainability and CSR
  • Experience from working globally in negotiating and managing relationships with suppliers
  • Have an extensive international network within textile production

You are passionate about negotiations and cost reductions! Desks are nice, but you would rather stretch your legs as much as possible. Handling problems yourself is not a problem, because you’re driven, result-oriented and analytical. Your are a star at building and managing a team even when based in different offices.

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Karlavägen 102
115 26 Stockholm Directions career@happysocks.com

Workplace & Culture

When we’re not getting the job done, we're all about having fun at our Stockholm HQ! Our office is based in central Stockholm, and is decked out with quirky decor.

Being in Sweden, we love making time for fika, each month we throw afterwork drinks and we often plan team activities to keep morale high. We believe work should be fun, and we do everything we can to make sure our employees feel the same.

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