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Sourcing Specialist

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: 3/5/2019

This company is a leading Apparel company that cares about its products’ quality, the environment and its people. They have an on-site gym and offer free yoga classes twice a day. It’s a very energetic and inspiring place to work with team-oriented values. A place where people build relationships and like to spend time together outside of the office.

The Sourcing Team is looking for a creative, and inspired leader. As a Sourcing Specialist, the candidate’s responsibility leads their respective product & suppliers from seasonal strategies through to completed production ensuring they are sourced with integrity, intention and aligned with their brand vision and values.

The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of apparel manufacturing in the sport apparel industry and technical knowledge of fabric & garment construction. The individual will work closely and collaboratively with Merchandising, Design, Color, R&D, PD, Tech and Quality team to deliver beautiful and innovative product. He or She will report to the Global Sourcing Manager.

• Collaborate with cross functional teams to Develop seasonal sourcing strategies to deliver product that meets or exceeds our expectations
• Understand supplier capabilities and allocate product to appropriate supplier
• Allocations also need to align with capacity in order to deliver on time and in full
• Communicate our forecast by style as described in the apparel process & negotiate capacity & delivery dates as needed
• Responsible for PO Management included issuance, ongoing updates & seasonally closing
• Seasonal WIP Management inclusive of RM and Product from the Product Manufacturer
• Reporting as required
• Present recommendations to improve, course correct and capitalize on sourcing strategy
• Product Costing: Analyze and negotiate costing, recognized opportunities, negotiate volume discounts aligned with forecasts from merch and or planning teamwork with sourcing on capacity planning & forecasting
• Deliver on critical KPI’s such as IMU and OTP but not limited to
• Leverage all IT system capabilities in order to have one source of the truth, right first- time data and full transparency to facilitate reporting and speed to market
• Accountable for timely adherence of calendar dates
• Travel to Suppliers as needed

Desired Skills and Experience:
• Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Must have 5+ years of experience in the apparel industry, ideally in athletic apparel
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with appropriate sense of urgency
• Commitment and superior attention to detail
• Be a creative problem solver and use that learning to affect future change
• Ability to work in a team environment, build trust and relationships with vendor & company staff
• Strong analytical and leadership skills
• Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work environment
• Strong interpersonal and listening skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, & Outlook
• Proficiency with PLM and Adobe Suite- Illustrator and Photoshop a plus

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry. Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world

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  • Melissa Rush

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Ashley Higginbotham

    Senior Executive Recruiter

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    General Manager,
    Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles

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