VP, Sourcing, Western Hemisphere

Date: Jul 15, 2024

Location: Dearborn, MI, US, 48126

Company: Carhartt Inc

Position Details

Location:  Dearborn, MI 

Reports to:  SVP Global Product & Supply Ops

Department:  Sourcing

Remote Status: Hybrid 

FLSA:  Exempt

Job Band:  Executive


The position of Head of Sourcing Western Hemisphere exists to ensure that Carhartt possesses the necessary organizational structure, human capital, skillsets, and processes to service the sourced needs of the brand for finished goods. This position is ultimately responsible for the execution of the Western Hemisphere sourcing strategy and for ensuring that this strategy aligns with the other Supply Chain functions to service Carhartt’s diverse business needs. This Head of Sourcing Western Hemisphere is also responsible for ensuring that our internal and external sourcing relationships reflect Carhartt’ s corporate values inclusive of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). 

We are All Leaders at Carhartt

In our words and by our actions, we strive to emulate the hardworking example set forth by our founder, Hamilton Carhartt. We Lead Business by creating value, delivering on results, and making changes along the way. We Lead Self by being inclusive, recognizing that our differences make us stronger as we strive to build a better world, together, for all hardworking people. We Lead Others by communicating and clearly defining the path as we walk bravely into the future. Working at Carhartt, we are all given a seat at the table and the honor of continuing the legacy.


  • Coach, mentor, and develop Western Hemisphere Sourcing associates. Ensure that Carhartt has an adequately staffed, skilled, and scalable Western Hemisphere sourcing   organization.
  • Responsible for creating and managing an annual operating budget that promotes growth and profitability.
  • Design and execute a Western Hemisphere sourcing strategy that supports our corporate values and the product and service needs of all Business Units.  The sourcing strategy includes but is not limited to social and regulatory compliance, brand relevant quality, reliability of deliveries, product innovation, service innovation, and competitive product cost. 
  • Accountable and responsible for ensuring the appropriate levels of production capacity for full package products, and Cut-Make-Trim (CMT) in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Define, socialize, and execute sourcing processes. 
  • Actively manage the Western Hemisphere Sourcing organization with a continuous improvement mindset.  Key areas of focus are leveraging buys, reduction of lead-times, and quality improvements.
  • Champion a data driven culture by defining effective KPI’s.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience required in Supply Chain Management or Related Field

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ten years Supply Chain management experience required, preferably within the field of Global Sourcing, Procurement, or manufacturing of apparel
  • Six years of leadership experience
  • Five years of previous experience in developing strategic sourcing vision required
  • Proven track record of:
    • Excelling in a matrix environment and able to manage and influence cross-functional partners
    • Managing complexity by making sense of complex, high quality and sometimes and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
    • Valuing differences by recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization
    • Driving Vision & Purpose by painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
    • Building Effective Teams by building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
    • Courageously stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.
    • Driving results by consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
    • Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
    • Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Demonstrated success leading project teams to achieve quantifiable savings by applying sourcing methods
  • Microsoft Office and SAP ERP system experience
  • Excellent oral, written and analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and prioritize
  •  Ability to communicate effectively and influence decision making with vendors/suppliers, subordinates, other associates, and management
  • Outstanding organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and attention to detail



Working Conditions

  • Office Environment
  • Moderate Lifting (30-40 lbs.)
  • Travel (50%)
  • Tobacco Free

Nearest Major Market: Dearborn
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit