Associate Sourcing Manager

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Associate Sourcing Manager

Associate Sourcing Manager.

Job Summary:The Associate Sourcing Manager is the liaison between the Buyers/Designers and agents/factories. This position is responsible for partnering closely with the Sourcing/Product Development Manager in developing the overall sourcing strategy by category.Key Roles & Responsibilities:* Support the Sourcing/Product Development Manager in the Product Partner Matrix processo Lead for Product Partner Matrix discussion for assigned responsibilityo Compile and analyze data (Product Partner Scorecard) and make recommendations for grow/maintain/declineo Partner with Sourcing, Design and Merchant Partners to align the matrix to the business needso Identify any gaps in the matrix and present recommendations to fill to the teamo Assist in balancing global risks with country of origin diversification planso Partner with Manager to communicate action plans with Agents/Product Partnerso Assist in onboarding new agents/factorieso Track, report and manage agent/factory performance* Drive margin savings through cost negotiations during the development processo Identify cost improvement opportunities (bidding)o Clarify and communicate design specs and product engineering details, labeling and packaging instructions and other information to in country sourcing and/or vendorso Negotiate the costs from the Design directiveso Compile and submit costing worksheets for PO creation to Merchant Partners* Execute, manage and report on production, resolve any issues to ensure on-time delivery* Build collaborative relationships with business and support teams* Perform other duties assigned by manager* 4-year related degree preferred* Candidate must have a minimum of 1-3 years' experience in international sourcing and/or buying, preferably within home goods, working directly with agents/factories* Strong organizational and project management skills* Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative* Excellent written ...

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