Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores.
As a market leader with more than 18,000 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.
The primary responsibilities of the Manager of Third-Party Operations is the liaison from the US/local team and the Third-Party Distribution Team. This position will provide oversight of the daily operation and distribution of product.
This role will require regular travel to Leamington Spa and Manchester, therefore the ability to travel is crucial to the role.
• Execute on short and long-term strategies for Fanatics Brands UK distribution center. This includes managing the third-party relationship, providing regular updates and reporting, and maintaining effective communication to provide the local team with needed updates.
•Work cross functionally with teams in planning, customer service, allocations, logistics, and operations to ensure we deliver product on time and to the quality our fans expect.
•Provides oversight to all shipping, receiving, and order processing.
•Maintains department standards for productivity, reliability, and accuracy.
•Reviews, prioritizes, and organizes all operational activities during shift.
•Forecasts staffing needs to meet peak demands of the business; participates in interviewing and hiring process.
•Develops on-going process improvements to drive departmental efficiency. Assists Ops Leadership with development and implementation of policies and procedures.
•Maintains a working knowledge of all operating systems pertaining to the work area.
•Maintains safety programs and all required safety training for the team; ensure compliance with safety guidelines at all times.
•Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
• Bachelor’s Degree/ 5 – 10 years of experience
•Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
• Experience leading teams
• Experience using warehouse-based software
• Experience supporting hourly population in environments such as manufacturing, distribution, and/or call centers
•Experience presenting content in a variety of environments to include business meetings, formations, standup or town hall meetings
•Ability to influence peers and leaders across the company to drive the right outcomes, strong and proven influencing skills.
•Written communication: writes clearly and informatively, presents numerical data effectively, able to read and interpret written information.
•Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, or other process improvement methodologies.
This a great opportunity to join our fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial business, and these are some of the benefits you can expect as an employee.
•The chance to work with world leading sports clubs and brands
•Working within a growing, fast-paced and forward-thinking business
•40% staff discount
•Nationwide Theme Park discounts
We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at Fanatics. Our commitment to inclusion drives us forward every day; across all races, gender, gender identities, age, sexual orientation, religion & spiritual beliefs, neurodiversity, disability and all identities of our people both current and future. If you have any requirement(s) for reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, and/or to perform essential job functions, please contact us.
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