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Sourcing Assistant

Listing ID: 1157997

Sourcing Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Gymshark
Location: Solihull, North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Reporting To: Sourcing Manager
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: 14th June 2020
Ad Expires In: 2 weeks 6 days

You will assist the Sourcing Manager on projects and tasks across the Sourcing function and help build a strong team culture across the GSHQ, GSHK and GSMU Sourcing teams. You will work with colleagues across the Product and Commercial teams, collecting and analysing data, identifying anomalies and cascading these to your line manager, the Sourcing Manager.  You will support the Sourcing function in meeting its critical path management responsibilities to all the other functions. You are willing to be mentored, this is an opportunity to both share and grow your knowledge of global sourcing.

What you'll be doing:

  • Embrace the team culture, fail fast, lose together win together, build strong relationships within the Product Team and GSHK and GSMU
  • Be the go-to person in the absence of the line Manager, as Sourcing lead to the broader Product and Commercial functions
  • Manage independently sourcing responsibilities for product category
  • Control costing and manage margins targets for product category
  • Resolve development and production related issues to ensure on-time performance is achieved
  • Collect previous season data, vendor performance, mill performance and financial costs
  • Prepare the monthly Faulty Stock & Claim report, fabric and trim liability
  • Manage critical path and production status; create exception reports for weekly CP meeting
  • Act as the main point of contact for the regional offices on a day-to-day basis, ensuring the sourcing team are kept up to date
  • Manage fast track process calendar liaising with the regional offices/Product and Commercial functions
  • Resolve supplier invoicing discrepancies with finance team
  • Liaise with the regional offices to monitor the progress of the seasonal critical path.
  • Preparation of data on both a routine and ad hoc basis, to ensure that any issues which performance are addressed at the earliest opportunity
  • Analyse and initiate cross costing sourcing projects with the regional offices provide scope, background and deadlines
  • Evaluate our supplier's core capabilities and competitive positioning using costing models and bench-marking analysis
  • Provide guidance and share sourcing knowledge with peers and wider function
  • Use data in various settings including quality and performance measurements, presentations, commercial based decisions and KPI measuring
  • Research and present information on latest trade agreements, informing potential effects on our business direction
  • Identify correct sources for new developments based on commercial needs, whilst being aligned with the Sourcing strategy/policies and financial targets
  • Knowledge of regional sourcing/ ethical and compliance standards
  • Understanding of garment manufacturing and production management

What you'll need:

  • Previous experience working within the sourcing industry is highly desired
  • Previous experience working at a global brand is highly desired
  • Knowledge of garment construction
  • Ability to anticipate problems, offer solutions, and address issues with materials
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to deliver presentations to various business levels
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and data management systems such as PLM
  • Collaborative and team orientated
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate effectively to get the most out of stakeholders
  • Ability to cope with change in a fast-moving energetic environment
  • Ability to travel

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