Fashion

Fulltime
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Senior Sourcing and Supplier Manager

Client Overview:

Our client is an emerging fashion brand presenting stylish formal wear that’s revolutionizing the industry. With their modern, fashion-forward, and innovative designs, you can dress in style for every special occasion.

Position Overview:

As the Senior Sourcing and Supplier Manager, you would be responsible for driving the planning, execution and communication of feature elements of the direct sourcing model for direct vendor shift, and strategic agent usage.
 

Responsibilities:

•  Drive the planning, execution and communication of feature elements of the direct sourcing model for direct vendor shift, and strategic agent usage
•  Manage and develop a direct vendor and factory base that includes key sourcing model elements of capacity planning and management, category planning and aligning organizational infrastructures 
• Define Asia operating processes in line with operational vision, consistent with the defined role for in-country teams and enabling calendar adherence to deadlines for assigned business categories 
• Develop and implement ramp up, target product categories, risk assessment and optimal Vendor base size 

• Establish and manage strategic vendor partnerships that mutually support the capacity and production allocation process while minimizing costs and maximizing efficiencies 
• Support Director in creating a supply chain with geographically strategic secondary sources reducing overall risk 
• Redefine new vendor approval process and maintenance of Vendor data, including partnering with QA team on self-certification opportunities and status 
 

Key Qualifications:

•  Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or the equivalent required, ideally in Clothing/Textiles Production 
• 10+ years’ experience in global sourcing, product development, compliance, supplier and production management in the apparel and footwear industry 
• Men’s formal wear experience preferred
• Comprehensive background in apparel sourcing from pre-production through production in Asia, India, The Americas and duty free countries 
• A thorough knowledge of garment construction and garment production 
• Proven experience in finding and vetting out experienced suppliers, developing long-term relationships, and negotiating strategic agreements to ensure constant cost, lead-time and quality improvements
• Strong background in determining proper production capacity requirements and managing suppliers production capacity levels to meet demand