RCX Sports

RCX Sports

Vice President of Supply Chain

RCX Sports - Senior
Jobs in Sylvan Lake · MI · Open to Remote
Administration/General Management: General Management/Profit & Loss
Vice President of Supply Chain
We are RCX Sports, the leader in youth sports experiences and events. While diverse in our offerings, we are the official licensee and operating partner of NFL FLAG, Jr. NBA Leagues, NHL Street Hockey, MLS GO, and MLB Pitch Hit and Run. At RCX Sports we are committed to improving the accessibility and inclusivity of sports by enhancing the youth sports experience and creating opportunities for all athletes to play. By partnering with premier sports brands, professional leagues and businesses, RCX works to equip local youth sports leagues with the resources, training and tools they need in order to thrive.
We are seeking a highly experienced Vice President to lead and shape our sports apparel and gear supply chain strategy. In this pivotal role, you will oversee manufacturing and supplier partnerships, manage fulfillment and logistics, and optimize warehouse inventory management to ensure efficient and cost-effective operations. If you’re a seasoned supply chain expert with a passion for sports apparel and gear, we invite you to join our team and drive our success.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Supply Chain Strategy
    • Develop and execute a comprehensive supply chain strategy for sports apparel and gear, aligning it with the company’s business objectives. 
    •  Establish strategic sourcing and procurement practices to ensure the highest quality products at competitive costs.
    • Continuously assess industry trends, market demands, and emerging technologies to enhance supply chain efficiency. 
    • Develop strategies and processes to mitigate risk and develop contingency plans when the supply chain is disrupted including, but not limited to: diversifying suppliers, modifying strategy, scenario mapping
  • Manufacturing and Supplier Partnerships
    • Identify, evaluate, and manage manufacturing and supplier partners, both domestically and internationally.
    • Negotiate contracts and agreements to optimize costs, quality, and lead times. 
    •  Foster strong relationships with partners to ensure reliable and consistent supply. 
  • Fulfillment and Logistics
    • Oversee end-to-end logistics, including transportation, warehousing, and distribution. 
    •  Develop and implement strategies to streamline order fulfillment processes and reduce delivery lead times. 
    •  Collaborate with logistics providers to ensure on-time delivery and cost-efficient operations.
  • Warehouse Inventory Management
    •  Implement best practices for warehouse inventory management, including demand forecasting, inventory control, and SKU optimization. 
    •  Establish efficient systems for inventory tracking, replenishment, and cycle counting. 
    •  Minimize excess inventory and carrying costs while ensuring product availability. 
    •  Stay in compliance with all CP standards set forth by pro leagues on a yearly basis.
    •  Manage inventory levels for any transitions of old apparel designs/logos etc. 
  • Cost Efficiency and Optimization
    •  Identify cost-saving opportunities throughout the supply chain and implement initiatives to maximize operational efficiency. 
    •  Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to track and improve supply chain performance. 
    •  Drive continuous improvement and process optimization initiatives. 
    •  Evaluate existing technology, and determine the best systems and implementation to optimize success and prepare for growth. 
  • Team Leadership 
    •  Build and lead a high-performing supply chain team, providing mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities. 
    •  Foster a collaborative and results-driven team culture that encourages innovation and accountability. 
  • Compliance and Sustainability
    •  Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards related to sports apparel and gear. 
    •  Develop and implement sustainability initiatives to align with corporate responsibility goals. 

Education & Experience: 
  •  Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business, or a related field (Master’s preferred). 
  •  Extensive experience (8-10 years) in supply chain leadership roles, ideally within the sports apparel and gear industry. 
  •  Certifications such as Certified Supply Chain Professional from APICS and/or Certified Professional in Supply Management preferred 
  •  Strong knowledge of manufacturing, sourcing, and procurement practices. 
  •  Proven track record of optimizing logistics and warehouse operations. 
  •  Exceptional negotiation, contract management, and vendor relationship skills. 
  •  Strategic thinker with the ability to drive cost efficiencies and process improvements. 
  •  Proficiency in supply chain software and analytics tools. 
  •  Excellent communication, leadership, and team-building skills. 

Additional Position Details:
  • Travel Expectations: This role is expected to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Department: Supply Chain
  • Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Multiple direct reports including directors and managers
  • Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday with occasional nights and weekends
  • Compensation Structure: Salaried (Paid semi-monthly), FLSA-Exempt, eligible for discretionary annual bonus
  • Location: Hybrid – Sylvan Lake, MI – This position will regularly work at least 3 days per week on-site at the RCX Sports office in  Sylvan Lake, MI and may occasionally work from home. 

Benefits & Perks: 
  • Stay Healthy: Enroll in comprehensive benefits & insurance plans with no waiting period
  • Be Well: Expense up to $65 per month for health & wellness
  • Maximize Savings: Contribute to your 401k retirement savings with company matching
  • Be Comfortable: Enjoy a relaxed casual dress code
  • Take Time: Enjoy a variety of time off benefits including Unlimited PTO and paid Parental Leave
  • Stay Connected: Work equipment (laptop and monitor) provided by RCX Sports plus, expense up to $350 towards the purchase of a personal use laptop, tablet, or computer

This role offers a unique opportunity for a seasoned supply chain professional to make a significant impact on the efficiency and success of our sports apparel and gear business. If you possess a passion for supply chain excellence and a love for sports, we encourage you to apply and be a key driver of our growth and innovation.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
RCX Sports is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and team members without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, citizenship, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We will make reasonable accommodations when necessary for team members and applicants with disabilities or handicaps, provided the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job. Likewise, RCX Sports will comply with all legal requirements relating to accommodating religious beliefs and practices. If you believe that you require an accommodation, please contact Human Resources.  
 Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  

Job Questions:

  1. Were you referred by a current RCX Sports employee? If so, please provide their name.

  2. This role is a Hybrid role expected to report into the RCX Sports Office in Sylvan Lake, MI. Are you currently available to work in that office or are you interested in relocating?