We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Sourcing Coordinator to focus on the most efficient way of the procurement of materials. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and enthusiasm in sourcing, vendor management, and supply chain operations within the fashion and luxury goods sector. This role should be able to source anything across raw materials, threads & components.
- Focusing on finding the best resources at the best prices
- Develop and implement sourcing strategies to ensure the availability of high-quality materials for production.
- Identify and evaluate potential suppliers, negotiating contracts and terms to secure favorable agreements.
- To inform suppliers about the seasonal buying/production calendar, unit plans, and negotiate minimums as needed.
- Collaborate with design and production teams to understand material requirements and specifications.
- To communicate with the product developer's contact for the necessary updates on BOM information when required.
- To collaborate with the manager in determining and confirming prices and margins, offering seasonal price analyses for vendors and product categories.
- Monitor market trends, pricing, and industry developments to make informed sourcing decisions.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to quality standards.
- Manage the end-to-end sourcing process, from identifying suppliers to delivery of materials to production facilities.
- Continuously optimize and improve sourcing processes to drive efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
- Demonstrated expertise in prior production/manufacturing positions would be advantageous.
- Excel/Word/Powerpoint/GoogleSuite and Zedonk knowledge is a plus.
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Strong negotiation and communication skills.
- In-depth knowledge of materials used in luxury fashion production.
- Familiarity with global sourcing markets and supply chain logistics.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.
- Detail-oriented with strong follow-through skills.