Sourcing Specialist

Recruiter
QVC
Location
Suffolk, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
21 Sep 2019
Ref
1267379328
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This position will serve as a key liaison for day to day global sourcing operations and for working with cross-functional partners and overseas offices and vendors. Job Description Details Responsibilities: Key Accountabilities: Develop and manage sourcing strategies in alignment with Sourcing Manager that support financial and quality metrics. Lead collaboration across internal team members in Merchandising, Fabric Development, Technical Design, Design, QA and Logistics, throughout the product life cycle. Oversee and manage overall Design Development/Global Sourcing (DDGS) Development and Production Time and Action Calendars to ensure they are in sync with each brand's business needs. Ensure quality standards and processes are prime focus for vendor and that quality shipped is to QVC standard. Serve as a key liaison for day to day global sourcing operations and work effectively with cross-functional partners at overseas offices and agents. 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 WIP (work in progress) tracking for relevant brands. Understand relevant import regulations, duties and customs regulations as well as current trade agreements with sourcing countries. Knowledgeable in garment construction, production and costing for women's apparel product categories including cut & sew knits, sweaters, and wovens. Denim and process of wet/dry processing a plus 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. Lead and manage staff. Work closely with Sourcing Manager to ensure individual and team's goals support corporate objectives. Provide coaching, mentoring and performance related feedback. S in accordance with all company policies. Ability to travel internationally as necessary. Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree 5+ years of experience in related role Retail industry experience preferred Skills and Behaviors: Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills. Strong negotiation skills. 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 About QVC, Inc QVC, Inc., exceeds the expectations of everyone we touch by delivering the joy of discovery through the power of relationships. Every day, in nine countries, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. Along the way, we connect shoppers to interesting personalities, engaging stories, and award winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has more than 17,000 employees and has retail operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, and through a joint venture in China. Worldwide, QVC engages shoppers on 14 broadcast networks reaching approximately 370 million homes, seven websites, and 220 social pages. Visit corporate.qvc.com to learn more. QVC, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ : QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, "Qurate Retail Group"), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce,#3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. EEO As an equal opportunity employer, Qurate Retail Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at CareersUS@QVC.com for assistance. Click Apply and log in with your existing account or create an account. This will allow you to check the status of your application at any time and receive the most up to date communications from our Talent Acquisition team.

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