SOURCING ASSISTANT

Nature of the Work!

The basic purpose of my job is reporting to the Manager/Scouring Manager. Sourcing the sourcing assistant is responsible for the product development from concept to delivery and facilities the interaction between key cross functional partners and agents to procure product of the highest quality.

Qualifacations

Assists Manager by driving results that support sourcing strategy, responsibilities include: • Maintains purchase order calendar deadlines and manages issuance of seasonal orders for product categories ensures accuracy and maintenance of PO systems • Regularly organizes and files department reporting and evaluates:

Work in Progress (WIP)

Cross Functional Charts (CFT)

Sourcing Detail Recaps

IMU Reports

Purchase Order Finalizations

Master Style Summary (MSS) Reports

• Ability to think critically and assist Manager and cross functional teams in determining and troubleshooting solutions • Fosters relationships with agents -- manages daily email communication with overseas agents and internal cross functional team members • Responsible for daily delivery and mailing of all samples, trims and packages • Supports Manager and team members on special projects as needed

Internal & External Points

Internal: Design, Merchandising, Merchandising Systems, Planning, Technical Design

External: Agents

Education/Experience/Knowledge

Bachelors Degree • Textile, apparel and accessories product development and sourcing industry experience or business background preferred • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) • PC proficient with emphasis on Microsoft and Excel. Must have experience using Pivot Tables. • Customer service focused -- ability to build collaborative working relationships and understand partners needs • Effective analytical and problem solving skills • Organized with ability to multitask and is deadline oriented • Culturally sensitive and aware (adjusts personal style to different cultures)