Quality Assurance Specialist - Packaging Manufacturing

Texas - Dallas Fanatics Collectibles - Fanatics Collectibles Salaried
About the Team
Fanatics Collectibles is a new company working at the intersection of collectibles and technology. Backed by some of the best investors, sports properties and operators in the world, we are integrating with Fanatics’ global digital sports platform – which includes 900 sports relationships and more than 81 million reachable fans - to reimagine the collectibles business for the 21st century.

The QA Coordinator - Manufacturing ensures that all Topps and Fanatics Collectibles products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality, integrity, and timeliness. In addition, the QA Coordinator – Manufacturing, interfaces with a range of internal product development teams and the breadth of our external supply chain. 

The position is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and requires a hybrid WFH/on-site presence. Routine travel is necessary.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with current and potential vendors to understand and overcome supply chain pain points and keep product releases on schedule.
  • Work cross functionally to review and maintain internal SOP’s with regards to quality as necessary
  • Maintain and update vendor qualifications with regards to quality and approvals
  • Audit vendors and second party processes to ensure they meet internal requirements with regards to quality, testing, etc.
  • Work with purchasing on testing needs and schedules for new raw materials (boardstocks, etc.)
  • 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, live product, box and case audits
  • 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
  • Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in commercial printing & finishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple cross-functional partners
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

  • Fanatics is building the leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans, and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Leveraging 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 the global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings 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, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics’ footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be rolled out soon.  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 8,000 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.   

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    Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

    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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