SOURCING MANAGER, LONDON
LOCATION: Based commutable to WC2
SALARY: Very competitive £ package based on experience
Lifestyle Fashion Brand
( Watches / Jewellery & Small Leathergoods )
As a fast developing must own brand this corporate entity is already surprising market observers and is keen to push their trading frontiers ever further forward.
The categories that they are most known for currently are WATCHES but it is anticipated that quite quickly other product adjacencies will strategically be released.
Their UK market continues to grow and there is a real will to push out beyond the familiar and to acquire multiple new worldwide trading channels.
The speed of growth has meant that there is today a fantastic opportunity for hyper organised & opportunistic Purchasing professional who can step up & take on this key sourcing role.
You must have slick EXCEL skills to begin with and be used to dealing direct with a wide range of component suppliers .
Initially this will relate to ordering watches & the varying related components - alongside all required brand packaging and point of sale material.
There are multiple SKU’s and variants so one must be constantly attuned as to business needs and indeed how best to orchestrate the critical path to maximise customer order fulfilment and to minimise excessive overstocks.
The majority of this brands supply partners are based in the Far-East and should you speak Mandarin it would be welcomed but it is not essential.
Looking ahead as to other key countries whose manufacturing speciality may additionally appeal include Spain, Portugal and Turkey - linguistic skills as per the earlier Chinese request may also prove advantageous.
As is anticipated this company will in the future be increasing the areas of merchandise sold in their brands name -now is an ideal time to robustly keep in check & instil further prudent controls relating to all these first retained suppliers.
It may be in the future that you will be empowered to visit overseas suppliers with the mission to ensure QC compliance as well as confirming face-to-face trading terms - though at present trusted brokers are often the point of first contact.
Under the direction of a Chief Operating Officer ever eager to achieve maximum returns you will enjoy researching where & with whom we should entrust our corporate purchasing commitment too - the aim being for all parties to build ever increasing rewards from each other’s trading association.
It would be helpful to have an understanding of manufacturing and the processes and time such highly detailed procurement often takes - as the Company Buyer you are ever aware and able to keep all in distribution informed as to arrivals and limitations of potential supply.
For the successful appointee this represents an unmatched launch pad to possibly co-ordinate , cost save and oversee the greatest growth of this clients brand that ever they been fortunate to contemplate / invest in.
To apply please forward your Supply chain management / Purchasing rich CV direct to Jolyon here at JML