Sourcing Manager

Sourcing, Supplier Management, Sustainability and Ethical

We are Sosandar – a chic and exciting online fashion destination for stylish women; worn by celebs and influencers galore.

This role works closely with the Head of Sourcing and Product teams to manage the lifecycle of Sosandar supplier/factories, from onboarding to ongoing management of supplier relationships and the delivery of a fit for future and strategic supply base.

This is what you’ll do:
Reporting to The Head of Sourcing

  • Develop and manage our supply base to meet the long term needs of the business and support ethical, sustainability and supply targets that you have helped to define
  • Research, develop and attract new suppliers, product categories, manufacturing territories in line with the brands development.
  • Ensure new and existing suppliers work to and meet brand ethical and sustainability objectives
  • Work collaboratively with the product teams to commercially validate new suppliers and ensure costing and pricing exercises are completed comprehensively.
  • Ensure communication with any potential new suppliers is consistent and suppliers have adequate feedback to progress.
  • Guide and mentor new suppliers through initial order process until established.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to manage capacity for sampling and production for on time delivery and margin advantage.
  • Support the Head of Sourcing with regular analysis and evaluation of the existing supply base with the development, introduction and implementation of supplier performance management and strategic plan.
  • Work with existing suppliers to ensure potential is maximised and collaborate with the product teams to ensure those opportunities are developed.
  • Support the Product Teams in investigating and resolving any issues as they arise
  • Identify route causes to solve problems effectively.
  • Monitor and track global supply chain costs allowing the business to respond proactively and minimise any negative impact
  • Management and review of the supplier manual
  • Collaboration with Finance on currency and terms management
  • Collaboration with Supply Chain and Logistics and the warehouse.

We’re looking for someone with…

  • A background in Fashion Retail, in a Sourcing/Supply, technical or buying role  
  • Knowledge and experience of maintaining an Ethical supply chain
  • Experience of implementing sustainability objectives
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Knowledge of international suppliers, supplier set up, management and onboarding processes.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficient in Excel 
  • The ability to work cross-functionally with other areas of Retail, including Buying, Merchandising and Design 
  • A passion for the Sosandar brand. 
  • Well organised and the ability to work within a fast-paced environment
  • Solid communication skills to provide clear direction both visually and verbally to individuals at all levels of the company
  • Demonstrates the ability to drive success through strategic, creative, and commercial thinking
  • Has good negotiation and influencing skills, can successfully gain buy in from the team and leaders to potentialize opportunities
  • Shows strong awareness of current sourcing trends, market conditions and opportunities within a Global context
  • Frequent international travel is an essential requirement of the role

What's in it for you? 

  • Competitive salary
  • Huge staff discount and sample sales  
  • 25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again! 
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