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Sourcing Manager

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
REF: 4186_1684919988
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Sourcing Manager to join a brilliant branded fashion business. You will be accountable for the KPI's for a number of Womenswear Brands. Drive growth, Sales, Development and Net Margin. Managing Seasonal Buys, Range outlines, Product development, Sourcing decisions and signing off on Cost prices and margins.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and select a range of products to be sold to designated customers and through selected Retail channels
  • Source new merchandise and review existing product offer to remain competitive and increase market share
  • Using your network develop and integrate new sources where applicable and in line with growth plans and quality parameters
  • Work with Design to plan, develop and prepare new ranges as well as give presentations and direction in what is often a pressurised environment
  • Work closely with Design, Merchandising, Sourcing and QA to direct brand evolution.
  • Work with onboarding new suppliers on the developing processes
  • Work with Marketing to ensure brand direction is being portrayed through key media and social media channels
  • Effectively maintain the Development plan and critical path for all Brands from Range plan and conception to end customer and shop floor
  • Work with Design, Merchandising and Sourcing and manage expectations and key deadlines
  • Monthly reporting on Commodity and MWR in countries of origin
  • Drive Seasonal reviews by brand pre design Kick Off
  • Ensure Collections are delivered to Showroom within GTM dates agreed with Sales team
  • Monthly meeting with Retail to gather feedback on performance and analyse all act upon all problems
  • Critical Path Management
  • Monitor and analyse product Range Plans season by season
  • Analyse Historical sales to ensure Core Category sales are covered
  • Continually research and analyse competitor and Peers to ensure ranges are on trend and all product growth opportunities are being explored
  • Mange design process of New product and category development
  • Use Brand/Category budgets to ensure Range plans / SKU offer is sufficient to realise and exceed target
  • Work with key customers to ensure needs are being fulfilled and maximum sales
  • Undertake initial meetings with Vendors to determine suitability for brands and potential next steps

Person Specification

  • Resourceful and Self Motivated
  • An energetic leader & manager, confident and resilient
  • Have well developed business, analytical, planning and organisational skills
  • Be commercially minded and have a business like approach
  • Well developed negotiator
  • Good creative ability and eye for detail
  • A strong understanding of the fundamentals of growing and supporting a multi channel retail business
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Comfortable with making difficult, high level decisions