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Sourcing Manager

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
REF: 4756_1716216983
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Job Description

Due to continued growth a fantastic opportunity has become available for a Sourcing Manager to join a successful, global fashion business. It's your job to turn our designer's ideas into reality for our customers, by managing sourcing decisions & relationships effectively from factories around the world and managing the critical path to ensure on time delivery.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Using your network develop and integrate new sources where applicable and in line with growth plans and quality parameters
  • Source new merchandise and review existing product offer to remain competitive and increase market share whilst being good brand ambassadors
  • Work with on boarding new suppliers on the developing processes
  • Work closely with Design, Merchandising, Sourcing and QA to steer brand evolution.
  • Effectively maintain the Development plan and critical path for all Brands
  • Work with Design, Merchandising and Sourcing to manage expectations and key deadlines
  • 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
  • Use Brand/Category budgets to ensure Range plans / SKU offer is sufficient to realise and exceed target
  • Undertake initial meetings with Vendors to determine suitability for brands and potential next steps

Person Specification

  • Resourceful and Self Motivated
  • Experienced working with knitwear, jersey and woven product categories
  • Held sourcing management, merchandising or production manager role previously
  • Used to dealing remotely with China, Pakistan & Bangladesh
  • 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