Position Summary: To support the successful transformation of the business in becoming a world-class sourcing organization by maintaining strong business relationships and executing business strategies at the operational level through core sourcing competencies. To effectively fulfill the pre-production and production elements of an assigned product category. To support Sourcing Manager in partnering with global counterparts to ensure that all business goals and objectives are met, including but not limited to AUC and on-time delivery targets. Key Accountabilities: Serve as a key liaison for day to day global sourcing operations and work effectively with cross-functional partners at overseas offices and vendors Maintain seasonal production calendar to ensure deadlines are met Develop negotiation and costing skills; responsible for achieving financial targets for a specific category Maintain product cost updates and communicate with overseas offices regarding requested costing options Align tasks to achieve on-time delivery and quality product for the product approval process Maintain commitment schedule for fabric reservations and long lead times based on direction from management Maintain product tracking process for specific categories Expedite and monitor sample development progress and alert appropriate partners if delays or problems arise Identify opportunities to improve the efficiency of sourcing processes and present to manager Skills and Behaviors: Excellent verbal and written communication skills Must be detail oriented Ability to work on tasks and job functions independently Ability to build cross-functional relationships Ability to interact with all levels within the organization Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a strong sense of urgency Must be able to work towards multiple deadlines with shifting priorities Highly proficient in Microsoft Office

Educational Requirements: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree 3+ years of experience in related role Retail industry experience preferred

Required Experience:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience