Sourcing Co-ordinator - Womenswear

Sourcing Co-ordinator - Womenswear

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Job Description

The Sourcing Coordinator manages the seasonal placement and follow-through of finished goods for a womens jerseywear and softs, in a manner congruent with the supply chain objectives: delivering quality product, on time and at the right price.

The ideal candidate will be from a supplier production led environment, or similar position with a confident knowledge of managing the supplier/vendor relationships and critical path process.

Sourcing Co-ordinator – The Duties

  • 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.

Sourcing Co-ordinator – The Person Specification

  • Proven experience in a production/manufacturing similar role (min. 2-4years)
  • Strong costing & negotiation skills.
  • SAP/PLM is desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel/Word/PowerPoint 
  • Foreign languages not required but would be an asset
  • 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.

Sourcing Co-ordinator – The Client

Our client is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies. 

Please apply with your updated CV to m.coote@peoplemarketing.co.uk

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We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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