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Organization
Job Title
ASSOCIATE SOURCING MANAGER
Location
Secaucus, New Jersey
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Reference Number
2017-28879
Position type
Permanent
Category
Apparel
Job Function
Sourcing / Vend Compliance
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

ASSOCIATE SOURCING MANAGER

 

Overview:

The Associate Manager, Sourcing will serve as a key liaison for day to day global sourcing operations and for working with cross-functional partners at overseas offices and vendors.

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a key liaison for day to day global sourcing operations and work effectively with cross-functional partners at overseas offices and vendors
  • Maintain seasonal production calendar to ensure deadlines are met
  • Develop negotiation and costing skills; responsible for achieving financial targets for a specific category
  • Maintain product cost updates and communicate with overseas offices regarding requested costing options
  • Align tasks to achieve on-time delivery and quality product for the product approval process
  • Maintain commitment schedule for fabric reservations and long lead times based on direction from management
  • Maintain product tracking process for specific categories
  • Expedite and monitor sample development progress and alert appropriate partners if delays or problems arise
  • Identify opportunities to improve the efficiency of sourcing processes and present to manager
Qualifications:

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of experience in related role
  • Retail industry experience preferred

 

 

Skills and Behaviors:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to work on tasks and job functions independently
  • Ability to build cross-functional relationships
  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a strong sense of urgency
  • Must be able to work towards multiple deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office 
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