Sourcing Manager

Sourcing Manager

£50k - 60k per year
REF: 11939A JJ
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Job Description

A growing Womenswear Brand seeks to recruit an experienced Sourcing Manager who has a strong understanding of fashion production supply and demand. To bring their knowledge and leadership qualities to the post and fulfil the needs of the client across their occasionwear and dresses apparel ranges. 

You will ultimately be responsible for sourcing new factories across the globe to facilitate orders, as well and ensuring they are compliant and able to create products to a high standard, at the right price.

Sourcing Manager – The Role

  • To search for new suppliers / factories, and to evaluate and develop existing supplier base.
  • To deliver product development and innovation. 
  • To assess supplier capabilities are fit for purpose, understand commercial constraints and plan accordingly. 
  • To continually search for new suppliers and opportunities to deliver margin targets, in line with ethical sourcing, strategic business plans and to increase profit. 
  • Establish and oversee a programme of audit compliance within supply base. Offering guidance and adherence to ethical audit requirements. Regular performance monitoring, review and action planning in partnership with factories.
  • Taking ownership for critical path: problem solving and clearly communicating on time and accurate delivery.
  • Regular supplier performance monitoring, review and action planning in partnership with factories to meet quality levels and timescales.
  • Negotiate manufacturing contracts and price setting, ensuring targets are met and savings made.
  • To contribute to continuous business improvement strategy.

Sourcing Manager – The Person

  • Previous experience within a sourcing management led position (min. 5years).
  • In-depth understanding of offshore/UK garment manufacturing, fabric and trim supply for Occasionwear and Dresses
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Proven in establishing factory compliance, evaluation and ethical audit management systems
  • Highly organised, confident management reporting (Microsoft Office)
  • Strong team building, relationship and management skills
  • Ability to prioritise clearly and efficiently, establish procedures and to achieve results
  • Flexible approach
  • Must be eligible to travel overseas as and when required.

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