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Sourcing Manager

Orlando, FL; Hybrid
Date:

Overview

Placement Type:

Temporary

Salary (USD):

$35-38 Hourly

Start Date:

06.17.2024

We are seeking an experienced Sourcing Manager to assist our clients Production and Merchandising team. The Associate Sourcing Manager (ASM), Responsible Sourcing & Production Management will work in partnership with the Senior Manager and Manager, Responsible Sourcing & Production Management to stand up a new organization, focused on Responsible Sourcing and Production Management. This role will also be a driver within the production management product lifecycle, which will work in partnership with business partners in Sourcing & Development, Merchandise Strategy, and buying regions. This will be accomplished by using manufacturing data to measure performance to establish KPI’s that will drive continuous improvement in ordering, manufacturing and quality. This role will also partner in the execution of long term strategies to achieve Sustainability and Transparency goals, while continuing to drive a more diverse supplier base.

You will drive the business by using data and analytics to drive strategies to increase efficiency across all markets and distribution channels.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage production management and responsible sourcing efforts for multiple categories within a division. Work with suppliers to ensure key milestones are met, to include:
  • Aggregation and acceptance of orders across all business units
  • Production tracking and reporting
  • In season management to changing business needs
  • Execute effective handoffs between Development Sourcing and Responsible Sourcing/Production at time of PO.
  • Manage and effectively communicate vendor T&A/production back-off timelines, T&A weekly progress reporting, and shipment troubleshooting/communication to affected regions.
  • Own in season push/chase/cancel requests and troubleshoot and communicate any production delays and challenges.
  • Evaluate initial ways of working and develop plans for efficiency in monitoring data and communicating with partners that are consistent across the team.
  • Prepare standard and/or any ad-hoc reports as requested (time and action calendars, production timelines, status updates, etc.).
  • Execute and monitor progress on strategic sourcing initiatives, i.e. Source Country Diversification, Sustainability & Supply Chain Transparency.
  • Own evaluating suppliers through the PO/production process. Partner with the Development Sourcing team will to determine long-term strategies and supplier positioning for the business.
  • Contribute to sourcing strategies that support the company goals; Source Country Diversification, Sustainability and Supply Chain Transparency.
  • Guide and facilitate consistent strategies that align with company brand
  • Seek new opportunities, ideas, techniques and materials to facilitate product development innovatio
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Use knowledge of our products to manage the needs of diverse partners and ensure collaboration with cross-functional teams and vendors

Qualifications

  • 3+ years related experience preferably in specialty retail or consumer products
  • Proven track record of effectively communicating with manufacturers
  • Detail oriented and superior organization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple SKU’s and timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience gaining credibility and trust with diverse partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Achieve continuous improvement and a focus on efficiency and scale
  • Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, Product Development, Product Design, Business or Supply Chain preferred

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $35 to $38 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.

About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands.

 

Our eligible talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium. More information on our awesome benefits

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.

Client Description

This legendary company has entertained, informed and inspired people around the globe for over 90 years. Named one of Forbes top companies to work for year over year, this is where dreams really do come true.

Whether you’re looking to create, support business growth and development, work behind-the-scenes on your favorite TV shows or upcoming movies, or anything in-between, this is your opportunity to start the next chapter of your career story and help create the exhilarating experiences this company is known for worldwide.

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/talent/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.