Sourcing Lead Footwear

Ref. J113/WW/C0016/2021
- Role for achiever
- Passion to challenges
- Energetic culture

Step Up is representing a European sporting goods group to look for people who can grow, think, dream and create. A newly established role in Global Footwear Sourcing is open for a sourcing specialist who has experience in various kind of sports, outdoor, and leisure shoes

As a lead of Footwear Sourcing, you will lead and drive short and long-term sourcing strategies that will drive profitable and sustainable growth. Sourcing and building strong partnerships with Footwear manufacturers. The Sourcing Lead will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of sourcing goals of capability, sustainability, profitability and lead-time. You will demonstrate your strong knowledge of the key vendor base to optimize alignment and capabilities.

Driving cross functional teams, the Sourcing Lead will engage with different partner groups. This role is best for a team-player with motivation, creativity, and strong interpersonal skills. You will be the focal point of contact between Product Development, Materials, and Commercialisation teams.

The role will be suitable for candidates who have 8 to 10 years’ work experience in a supply chain / factory sourcing / product development/ commercialization related environment. Comprehensive footwear source base knowledge including awareness of processes and events from product concept to delivery desirable. Knowledge of footwear construction, textile, natural and synthetic leathers, midsole and trim manufacturing, or costing is helpful.

A bachelor’s degree in related field. A strong sense of self-motivation with ability to work with changing demands. You should also be good at business analytic, problem solving, and communication.

Interested candidates please submit your application by applying on our site. Candidates should submit their CVs with true, complete and accurate information.

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