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Sr. Manager, Traceability

Tapestry

New York, NY, US

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Job Title: Sr. Manager, Traceability, Tapestry

Primary Purpose: Tapestry’s 2025 Corporate Responsibility strategy, Our Social Fabric, unites teams across our businesses to meet our 2025 Corporate Responsibility Goals and a shared objective: to create a modern luxury company of the future that balances fashion authority with meaningful, positive change. The Sr. Manager, Traceability will lead Tapestry’s global supply chain mapping and traceability projects and operations, with a focus on identifying and developing strategies to mitigate risk and create positive environmental impact.

 

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Traceability and Supply Chain to...

 

  • Research, assess and implement industry best practices and regulatory traceability and certification requirements
  • Implement process to map and analyze Tapestry’s global raw material supply chain
  • Develop a clear traceability strategy and work with internal partners to recommend and implement process or systems that best suit the organization and meet global traceability requirements 
  • Partner with industry associations, Tapestry product sustainability team and certification groups to influence and provide a business perspective on the impact of and response to traceability and certifications
  • Conduct analysis of business impact and recommendations for Tapestry’s response to proposed traceability or certification requirements
  • Support Tapestry compliance responsibilities for regulations / requirements relating to raw materials and supply chain
  • Support the Tapestry brand teams with the creation of customer-facing messaging around key materials or certifications 
  • Work with product and material sustainability functions to drive success of public sustainability goals

 

The accomplished individual will possess...

 

  • Strong project management and organization skills, ability to prioritize time and tasks, and solve problems
  • Clear communication skills and the ability to break complex topics into easy-to-understand and actionable pieces of information across all levels of the business
  • Strong analytic skills and the ability to use data as a storytelling tool 
  • Experience with product development processes and product data management
  • An understanding of product and material sustainability issues. Knowledge of specific certification and traceability within the apparel, accessories, and footwear industry a plus

 

An outstanding professional will have...

 

  • 6-8 years of work experience in accessories, textiles, apparel, footwear or adjacent consumer goods industry
  • 4+ years professional expertise in supply chain, material development & manufacturing 
  • Experience working with and collaborating with diverse stakeholder groups 
  • Experience with data visualization tools and geographic information systems, a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in areas of supply chain management, business, or textile/apparel or engineering. Social or environmental studies a plus.

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Managerial Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, #LI-LH1 Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/

Req ID:  91285


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