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Vice President - Software Engineering, Supply Chain Technology

Company: Fanatics
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Fanatics is the ultimate one-stop sports fan destination that ignites and harnesses the passion of fans and maximizes the presence and reach for preeminent sports partners globally. Leveraging long-standing, often exclusive relationships with more than 900 sports properties, a database of more than 90 million consumers worldwide and a trusted brand name, Fanatics is furthering its innovation across the sports landscape by building the leading global digital sports platform, complete with offerings including e-commerce and licensed merchandise, physical and digital trading cards and collectibles, and online sports betting and iGaming.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today's 24/7 mobile-first economy; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end physical and digital collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform.

As a market leader with more than 10,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At Fanatics, we're a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

The Vice President of Engineering and Development will plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee activities in the Engineering and Development department with a specialty in Supply Chain & Logistics focused technologies, this is a high-profile role requiring partnership with key business & technology leaders across the Supply Chain domain ensuring the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the company. Experience leading large-scale robotic & automated warehousing for fulfillment at scale (multi-billion+ revenue) is a crucial requirement for this role.

What you'll be doing

  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department - Partner with Enterprise Architecture, Product Management, and Business Stakeholders to implement technology solutions
  • Identify Tech opportunities to scale business with operational excellence
  • Drive SDLC & Support systems that run Ecommerce Supply Chain & Fulfillment. Current systems include Robotic Automation, Manhattan WMOS, Pyramid WCS, Compass WCS, Proship, Eurosort Bomb-bay sorter, Shipping sorter, Put to Light, Pick to Light & Manhattan Labor [*Experience with these systems is a must]
  • Oversees the preparation and final approval of technical solutions & project plans.
  • Conducts or acquires cost analysis for development projects; prepares or delegates preparation of the schedule of project completion dates.
  • Ensures that projects are completed within budget and in an economical manner.
  • Establishes and implements the strategic direction of the company's engineering and development initiatives.
  • Collaborates with the company's executive leadership to develop and meet organizational goals while supplying expertise and guidance on projects, operations, and systems.
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements new technologies and systems to improve organizational processes and decision-making.
  • Ensures that departmental decisions such as staffing, development, organization, hardware acquisitions, and facilities align with the organization's business plan and vision.
  • Establishes, communicates, and implements engineering and development policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent operations.
  • Establishes and administers the department's budget.
  • Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in engineering and development related to the organization's industry.
  • Negotiates cost-effective contracts for the organization; coordinates and implements contractors' work, and resolves any disputes over labor, scheduling, or payments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    What we're looking for
    • At least ten+ years of related experience are required.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Extensive knowledge of engineering principles and procedures.
    • Extensive knowledge of key Supply Chain Systems highlighted above.
    • Excellent understanding of emerging technologies
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, MBA highly preferred.

      Things We Care About

      --- Your career growth, your ideas, your work-life balance, and your well-being.

      --- Diversity and Inclusion

      --- Our Company Culture and Values

      --- Providing outstanding Company Perks and Benefits

      Company Overview

      Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

      The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today's 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics' partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

      As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

      At Fanatics, we're a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

      www.fanaticsinc.com

      Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don't fall victim to fraud. Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Fanatics recruiters will only reach out to applicants from an @fanatics.com or @fanatics.co.uk email address. For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at www.fanaticsinc.com/careers

      Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics' fair labor practices.

      NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS/APPLICANTS: In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you ("Personal Information"). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or future contract positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies. For additional information on how we collect and use personal information in connection with your job application, review our Privacy Notice.

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