A typical day would look like the this:
On the ground sourcing at origin to find the right supplier to deliver the right product, at the right price, to be delivered to the right place, at the right time.
Supervise the sourcing function to achieve KPI's.
You coordinate between merchants and suppliers to establish feasibility and the capability of suppliers to deliver on merchant requirements - with a focus on responsible, low cost merchandise from a sustainable source.
Improve supplier performance through development and management.
Develop and monitor corrective action plans to drive continuous improvement and compliance.
Collaborate with the merchants to implement strategy and ensure placement of orders with complaint and sustainable supply partners.
Research and share information related to ethical trade, sourcing and supply chain best practices.
Investigate the value chain for opportunities to maintain and increase the use of sustainable produced materials and recyclable products where the price architecture permits.
Manage and execute product benchmark exercises as required to ensure price and quality excellence.
What we are looking for?
Responsibilities + Skills
MS office (Excel)Negotiation Skills
Knowledge and understanding of: Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainable practices; fabric technology; raw materials and manufacturing
A completed degree or diploma preferably in Procurement, Sourcing or Clothing Management3-5 years sourcing experience with 1-2 years at a supervisory or management level