Main Role & Function at L&S
Samet works as Senior Supply Chain Manager at Leadership & Sustainability and he is the team lead of the German supply chain team. He also, oversees the global coordination and assures the team's highest level of quality and responsiveness.
Education & Experience
Samet holds a Bachelor’s degree in Textile Engineering, following his graduation, he participated in a research and development project about the self-cleaning qualities of textile products at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia to gain a broader academic background. Samet has 7 years of textile industry expertise in merchandising, compliance, auditing, and capacity/supply chain management.
He spent approximately 6 years working for one of Turkey's largest sourcing offices, Spring Near East Manufacturing, and providing services to many textile brands during that time. Initially, he worked as a merchandiser, managing the entire order process from development to production. Following that post, he began working as a compliance specialist, where he was in charge of all onboarding, social/technical requirements, and supply chain control.
Furthermore, he was also responsible for developing corrective action plans for the suppliers and follow their improvements/solutions. He worked as an approved technical and quality auditor for some UK and US brands in the Turkey region, managing the entire onboarding process on their behalf.
Following that, he joined the Ralph Lauren Turkey team as Capacity Assurance Manager, where he oversaw all of the supply chain within the area and across all textile categories, as well as handling supplier selection/sourcing and creating supplier scorecards. He has implemented regional strategy allocation that meets the needs of the business and financial goals. He was responsible for alerting related entities on high-risk areas that could have an impact on production and future business in order to identify and minimise risks and suggest solutions/alternatives. He managed key stakeholders from various teams and counterparts in order to drive changes and results. Furthermore, he monitored all product quality, safety, and social issues across the supply chain and integrated appropriate solutions for them. In addition, he was in charge of conducting all technical initial and follow-up audits within the region.
Samet speaks Turkish and English.
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