Italian Speaking Sourcing Coordinator

Italian Speaking Sourcing Coordinator

£ Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 11028 JJ

Job Description

This well respected/ globally renowned British brand are looking to recruit within their soft accessories division. They are recruiting for an Italian Speaking Sourcing/ Production Coordinator which in turn will be managing the garments from proto through the bulk delivery with the help of the development and technical team.

The main objectives of this position are that you will be delivering quality product, on time and at the right price.

Italian Speaking Sourcing Coordinator- The Responsibilities

  • Advise vendors of seasonal buying/production calendar, unit plans & negotiate minimums as applicable, working with Managers for guidance on setting objectives for the season and negotiating any challenges
  • Manage communication with manufacturers on raw material call-offs & receipts, ensuring production needs are met in accordance with calendar and delivery schedule.
  • Manage seasonal product pass-off to local sourcing office, as needed.
  • Update PLM with vendor costs.
  • Liaise with product development for updated BOM information as needed.
  • Liaise with Customer Operations for timely receipt of orders and advise Customer Service when orders are retimed.
  • Study pre-buy vs. actual & work with raw materials team to identify shortfalls across division
  • Prepare updates for weekly production meetings.
  • Partner with manager to finalize prices & margin, providing seasonal price analyses across vendors and product categories.
  • Participate in vendor performance analysis each season.
  • Partner with product dev. and technical team each season on fit approval dates required by production calendar & ensure compliance
  • Partner with quality assurance to resolve quality issues as needed.
  • Communicate best working practises, changes to existing practises or key seasonal information, to vendors.
  • Work alongside other sourcing coordinators to ensure standard processes across teams/divisions.
  • Manage buying/delivery deadlines, ensuring adherence to Time & Action calendar
  • Manage team efficiency through monitoring workload & prioritisation.
  • Partner with manager on seasonal counter-sourcing needs such as vendors, pricing, raw materials etc.
  • Manage, train and develop Sourcing Assistant as and when required and as requested by the Sourcing Manager.

Italian Speaking Sourcing Coordinator- The Responsibilities

  • Must be fluent in Italian
  • Proven experience in a production/manufacturing similar role
  • Strong costing & negotiation skills.
  • SAP/PLM is desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel/Word/Powerpoint
  • Familiar with & proficient in retail math is a plus
  • Excellent verbal/written communication & time management skills.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with peers and cross-functional business partners.
  • Detail-oriented with strong follow-through.
  • Willingness to travel if required.
  • Organized, efficient, self-motivated, solution- oriented individual.
  • Works well as both team leader & team member.
  • Proficiency in using MS Excel;

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