Mr Price Apparel is a fashion leading clothing, footwear and accessories retailer that offers on-trend and differentiated merchandise at exceptional value to ladies, men and children. We’re looking for a Sourcing Manager to join our team.
The role of a Sourcing Manager is to manage the supply base by ensuring the merchant teams have agile, responsive, reliable supplier base to achieve sourcing strategy and merchant plans. Managing, growing and diversifying this base according to the business needs.
Key responsibilities of this role include:
Procurement of product from a holistic point of view across brands
Manage the procurement process with the Merchandise and Supply Chain teams to ensure the company receives the best price, quality garment on time and in full (OTIF)
In collaboration with Trend and Merchant Teams, assess supply base with regards to contributions over value, country of origin, supply chain channel and OTIF
New supplier development
Responsibilities + Skills
have a working knowledge of the critical path and ethical requirementsbe able to build and maintain strong partnerships with suppliersbe a master negotiatorenjoy working under pressurelove travelling and be willing to travel locally and internationally to visit manufacturersbe business savvy and computer literate
have a tertiary qualification related to Clothing Management, Fashion or Supply Chainhave 5 to 6 years experience in production/clothing manufacturing, sourcing or buyingbe knowledgeable in textiles, patterns, fabrics and garment engineering