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Sourcing Manager

Hounslow, London
Job Type
5 Sep 2022
James Kay Associates have an exciting product sourcing opportunity for one of our growing clients based in West London. Working with a large number of suppliers you will work as part of a global team working on a variety of different products in the retail sector, specifically homewares. In an business critical role the Sourcing Manager reports into the Sourcing Director and will work very closely with the Product Development Teams, Quality & Supply Chain teams. Key Responsibilities: Evaluate global and local sourcing capacity and review and optimise supplier performance in terms of pricing, service agreements and lead times. Find and develop competitive manufacturing partners that offer service levels in terms of production capacity, flexibility, quality management and communication. Manage factory selection, costs, contracting, placement, production management and the timeliness of all purchase orders. Work closely with Q&A to ensure products developed and sourced in a socially compliant environment conforming with local requirements in terms of product specifications and safety. Work closely with the Marketing Team to develop new products that meet the commercial needs of programs and markets as well as the legal and technical requirements of the various international quality and testing standards. Provide the Sales Teams with product information that facilitates the selling process. Occasional travel to meet external suppliers on site as required. What we are looking for: A self motivated team player, possessing excellent negotiation skills A true leader and communicator Able to manage complex data and working to strict deadlines Able to command immediate attention and respect with a senior audience to build compelling business cases. Skilled at Networking with strong presentation skills Experience of sourcing products, ideally in the homeware space My client offer a competitive basic salary of circa 60k for the right candidate plus benefits. Apply now
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  • Job Reference: 704621356-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: James Kay Associates
    James Kay Associates
  • Location: Hounslow, London
  • Salary: £60,000
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent