Head of Sourcing - Apparel
About Our Client
Our client is a cutting edge, Fashion design house with a cult following that has a global customer base. They are expanding rapidly but still very much retain their entrepreneurial approach. Dynamic, flexible and quality products.
You will be responsible for the Sourcing function of circa 10 people +. Reporting into the CEO and working closely with the sample and production and logistics teams. Present viable new sources of development to Production based in in-depth analysis of capability and capacity. Ensure order projections, commitments and purchase orders are submitted to mills/vendors on a timely and accurate basis. Identify, present and develop new potential vendors that will support future growth plans while achieving IMU, delivery and quality goals. Ensure Production and Merchants are informed of potential production shipment delays and recovery plans. Responsible for negotiating program pricing and delivery. Monitor quality and delivery Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and implement improvements initiatives. Actively participate in the development of the Production department strategic plan and Identify vendor capabilities to support and react to quick response programs supporting ongoing market needs. Monitor adherence to purchase order commitments of factories. Work with vendors and Merchants to maintain adherence to orders while remaining flexible to changing business needs. Direct and facilitate seasonal negotiations. Conduct pre/post seasonal analysis and present to the CEO, Production, Merchants the KPI's, IMU status and improvement, delivery and quality metrics. Demonstrated ability to use data for decision-making and strategizing.
The Successful Applicant
We are looking for candidates who can lead and drive a sourcing function. Who has strong connections in China but could also expand sourcing horizons to SEA and beyond. We require candidates with extensive experience managing Denim and Knit sourcing strategies, who can project a clear vision and manage a team effectively.
Given the entrepreneurial nature of our client it is imperative that the candidate is flexible and adaptable as well as hands on in their approach.
What's on Offer
Great opportunity in a company that is only growing globally. Strong remuneration and package and clear scalability in the role. A very exciting proposition that is rare to find in this market.