The Associate Global Sourcing Manager will build cross functional partnerships with designers, technicians, merchants and overseas partners, as well as manage weekly cross-functional touch base meetings to keep the Global Sourcing Manager updated.
Manage direct communication with vendors regarding Product Development
Manage PLC calendar; key dates and milestones ensure all critical deadlines are met by cross-functional teams; raise exceptions at weekly meetings keep Manager updated
Hold responsibility for overall product execution for brand once development passed from Design team.
Attend tech pack hand off and manage tech pack integrity so vendors have complete style information to base initial costing and proceed with accurate first fit sample.
Attend initial fit
Manage sample development and delivery for all milestone meetings through Final Product Review
Review first proto samples with Designer, Merchant, and Technical Design for construction, fabric, and aesthetic execution.
Resolve any outstanding issues during product life cycle on exception basis as required.
Negotiate costing to achieve quarterly IMU goals
Review and advise T&A per style and advise commitment dates to merchants
Order all Fabric/Trim necessary to produce garment
Ensure on-time delivery
Communicates to cross functional team on exception basis
Relay upcharges to merchants from vendors due to changes in fit
Relay shortages to merchant and work through T&A if want to replenish goods
Relay delivery issues to merchant and work though options for AIR, SAD or accept discount for delayed goods
Review QC issues with cross-functional teams and advise outcome to vendor / DC
Bachelor's Degree required; 3+ years of experience in product development, production, or sourcing of apparel for a vertical specialty retailer or private brand.
A successful track record and a reputation of exceeding performance expectation.
Exceptional calendar management skills and ability to prioritize to meet conflicting objectives.
Knowledge of textiles and garment technology.
Confident professional presence; excellent negotiating, influencing and verbal communication skills with the ability to establish cross-functional multi-level relationships.
Ability to multi-task and shift priorities.
Self-motivation with a strong sense of personal accountability.
Detail, process and metrics driven to achieve goals.
Strong organizational skills.
Retail math skills.
Proven integrity and high ethical standards.
Destination Maternity Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, employment status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, ancestry, pregnancy or any other legally protected status in accordance with the requirements of federal, state, and local law.