Shirley Justice has been appointed General Manager Global Sourcing at sportswear brand Puma effective April 1st. In the newly created position Justice is based at Puma’s Asian headquarters in Hong Kong and reports to Chief Financial Officer Michael Lämmermann for a transitional period until a new Chief Operational Officer (COO) has been appointed.

The 43-year old will be responsible for all of Puma’s Footwear, Apparel and Accessories sourcing activities globally. In this capacity, she will review and harmonize Puma’s sourcing strategies in order to enable synergies and optimization across Puma’s global supply chain in line with the company’s transformation program.

Shirley Justice brings with her 25 years of international experience in sourcing and supply chain related positions. Before joining Puma, the US-American has held leading sourcing and supply chain positions at Nike for 13 years, most recently as Director Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing Materials. Prior to this, she worked in the logistics, trade and supply chain service industry.

The position of the COO has been unoccupied since Klaus Bauer left Puma at the end of 2012. In December 2012, CEO Franz Koch and Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSO) Reiner Seiz announced their resignation from the company.