Associate - Sourcing


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Executes seasonal and short-term sourcing plans, utilizing knowledge of apparel sourcing to meet line financial, customer service, quality, aesthetic, safety and terms-of-engagement requirements. 
  • Must communicate capacity and price requirements to meet line margin and delivery requirements.
  • Must be able to provide alternatives to merchandising/design teammates to meet commercial requirements at the most competitive cost.  Identify and enable opportunities to leverage library of components, fits, and sources.
  • Must closely review the capacity plan & production schedule to optimise capacity and utilize available vendors.
  • Would be involved in product execution from sketch to delivery, including fabrication alternatives, garment engineering, sample management.
  • Develops, manages and coaches a high-performing vendor team, ensuring current and future business needs are met.
  • “Go to Market” Accountability:  Responsible for accurately tracking adoption rates, delivery of proto/shoot/catalogue/PP samples to meet required targets.  
  • Responsible for driving team to meet GTM deadlines.  Able to negotiate and influence Design and buying/Merchandising partners to achieve GTM milestones.
  • Analyse and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure.


Qualifications & Experience

  • 2-4 years of proven work experience in Sourcing – womens wear
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant category.
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement.
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analysing and interpreting data.
  • Demonstrates a “can-do” approach in being proactive with work assignments.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Power Point, Excel, and/or other relevant analytical tools.
  • Degree in garment textiles is good to have.
  • Flexible to travel.