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Sourcing Coordinator

Job Description


  • Advise vendors of seasonal buying/production calendar, unit plans & negotiate minimums as applicable, working with Managers for guidance on setting objectives for the season and negotiating any challenges
  • Manage communication with manufacturers on raw material call-offs & receipts, ensuring production needs are met in accordance with calendar and delivery schedule
  • Manage seasonal product pass-off to local sourcing office, as needed
  • Update PLM system with vendor costs
  • Liaise with product development for updated BOM information as needed
  • Liaise with Customer Operations for timely receipt of orders and advise Customer Service when orders are retimed
  • Study pre-buy vs. actual & work with raw materials team to identify shortfalls across division
  • Prepare updates for weekly production meetings
  • Partner with manager to finalize prices & margin, providing seasonal price analyses across vendors and product categories
  • Participate in vendor performance analysis each season
  • Partner with product dev. and technical team each season on fit approval dates required by production calendar & ensure compliance
  • Partner with quality assurance to resolve quality issues as needed
  • Communicate best working practises, changes to existing practises or key seasonal information, to vendors
  • Work alongside other sourcing/production coordinators to ensure standard processes across teams/divisions
  • Manage buying/delivery deadlines, ensuring adherence to Time & Action calendar
  • Manage team efficiency through monitoring workload & prioritisation
  • Partner with manager on seasonal counter-sourcing needs such as vendors, pricing, raw materials etc


  • Proven experience in previous production/manufacturing managerial roles
  • Excel/Word/Powerpoint
  • SAP/PLM is desirable
  • Strong costing & negotiation skills
  • Previous experience in Apparel garments is highly desirable
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications
  • Familiar with & proficient in retail math
  • Excellent verbal/written communication & time management skills
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with peers and cross-functional business partners
  • Detail-oriented with strong follow-through
  • Willingness to travel if required
  • Organized, efficient, self-motivated, solution- oriented individual
  • Works well as both team leader & team member
  • Ability to react to change