Senior Sourcing Consultant

The Role:

 The Role of Senior Sourcing Consultant is freelance reporting to the Production Director. You will work collaboratively with the Product Development and Production teams, to manage the sourcing and supplier strategy, aligned to the category strategy. Ensuring we have a competitive advantage by sourcing the best quality product from the right region, through partners who adhere to our ethical standards and advance our product offer.  Using extensive commercial knowledge and operational experience to fully manage and drive continuous improvement of the sourcing process, working collaboratively both internally and externally across the sourcing network to ensure we deliver on time, on target margins.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Managing the short- and long-term strategic sourcing direction to deliver the category product & sourcing strategy
  • Having the commercial responsibility for where and how own-brand product is sourced
  • Ensuring that all Nicce sourcing needs are met
  • Supporting the preparation of effective Commercial Sourcing trips by; Briefing all stakeholders on; critical path, ways of working and general engagement, working cross-functionally with teams to ensure the highest quality of Range mix is delivered.
  • Working with Production Development teams to ensure Range Development is landed and understood and compiling any relevant forecast or review data to support or challenge planned development
  • Ensuring that new developments are assigned to the right location within the agreed sourcing strategy
  • The continuous improvement of our sourcing processes and how we can improve ways of working with our manufacturing partners

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 20 years’ experience in Global Sourcing regions to include Far East, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri-Lank and Turkey
  • Retail / Wholesale brands knowledge +10 years
  • Production and factory experience + 20 years
  • Understanding country and global supply chains
  • Strong commercial and influencing skills
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Stakeholder Management – Across Work Levels, Functions, and cultures
  • Supplier Management – Solid network and strong relationship management
  • “Taking People With You” and solid influencing skills
  • Planning and analytical skills – Organised with attention to detail
  • Proactive and actively finds solutions to problems
  • Strong understanding of the sourcing process and associated critical path

Employee benefits after successful completion of probationary period

  • Pension
  • Generous Clothing Allowance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Competitive salary

Please note that due to the high volume of candidates only suitable candidates will be responded to.

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