Footwear Material Buyer

6 days left

05 Feb 2017
05 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Sourcing Manager/Footwear Buyer

French Speaking

C£65k - Central London

My client is an established footwear brand offering a niche product focused on quality and performance enhancement. A brand new role has been created for a Sourcing Manager to join their team, managing the end to end buying process of the key components for the manufacturing of their ranges.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Sourcing the highest quality raw materials for the factory to produce the ranges
  • Reviewing the materials previously used and identifying areas for improvement in quality and design
  • Researching the materials required and sourcing the best suppliers to deliver
  • Negotiating cost and terms
  • Analysing product data to forecast volume of materials required
  • Management of budgets
  • Developing and maintaining strong supplier relationships
  • Visiting the oversees factory on a monthly basis whilst maintaining clear lines of communication in the interim

Person Specification:

  • At Senior Buyer/ Sourcing Manager level with experience sourcing raw materials from global suppliers
  • A French speaker
  • Flexible to travel oversees regularly
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Business acumen; a commercial outlook
  • Self starter with the ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise

This opportunity offers great responsibility and autonomy, working for a progressive and innovative business in a dynamic head office team. If you are keen to find out more please send your CV to Sharn Aujla at Pzazz Retail

We regret that due to current volumes, we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible. If you are contacted, please note that, as part of the registration process, you will be required to provide us with proof of identity and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

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