Vendor Quality Manager

Texas - Dallas /
Fanatics Collectibles – Trading Cards - Operations /
/ Hybrid
Company Overview
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 Manager of Vendor Quality ensures that all Topps and Fanatics Collectibles products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality, integrity, and timeliness. The Vendor Quality Manager interfaces with a range of internal product development teams and the breadth of our external supply chain. This manager reports to the Vice President of Quality Assurance.


    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with current and potential vendors to understand and overcome supply chain pain points and keep product releases on schedule.
    • Audit vendors and second party processes to ensure they meet internal requirements and regulatory standards.
    • Attend product walkthroughs and BOM reviews, evaluate risks and inefficiencies, and communicates with the product development team to drive cost and time savings.
    • Liaison with project management team to ensure manufacturing and finishing processes are on-schedule and support product release dates.
    • Manage on-site and in-process quality assurance checks.
    • Collaborate with the Topps and Fanatics Collectibles team to understand challenges and pain points in the supply chain, and develop and execute plans to address ongoing issues and concerns with suppliers.
    • Manage direct reports and their activities. This includes training and development; analyzing and resolving work problems; and discipline.

Experience, Skills & Education:

    • Bachelors Degree Preferred.
    • 8+ Years of Relevant Work Experience - Printing and/or Packaging QA.
    • 2+ Years of experience leading teams.
    • Strong Attention to Detail.
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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.

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