Job details

Sourcing Lead

Job reference: 004128

Closing date: 06/08/2021

Salary: Competitive Salary (DOE) plus excellent benefits

Department: Sourcing

Hours per week: Full-time

As we expand to deliver our strategy we are on the lookout for a Sourcing Lead. 

Working closely with our colleagues from across the Product Division, you will support and implement a global sourcing strategy delivering best in class suppliers enabling the buying and merchandising teams to improve their KPI’s.

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Support the Head of Sourcing to the implement the Sourcing strategy.
  • Understand current global markets and explore new opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships globally.
  • Coordinate with new suppliers on business processes, price of products and ensure smooth onboarding
  • Monitor supplier KPI’s in order to maximise potential
  • Implement and embed a Supplier Management Process alongside the planning capacity team
  • Work closely with the product teams to deliver key initiatives
  • Support and communicate our sustainability strategy with buying teams and supply base alongside sustainability team
  • Travel globally to all sourcing locations where required

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Degree level or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong understanding of global sourcing/procurement;
  • Good understanding of fabric and sustainability
  • Contacts and extensive experience with international suppliers and manufacturers; and
  • Strong negotiation skills to get the best price and delivery schedule.

As Sourcing Lead at N Brown you will receive a competitive salary plus pension scheme, life assurance, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, in addition to taking advantage of a holiday purchase scheme! You will benefit from our hybrid working and fantastic location based in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Manchester. You will receive fantastic employee discount on our products, a discounted share purchase scheme and access to our Employee Assistance Programme and much more!

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. 

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams