Eddie Bauer

  • Associate Sourcing Manager

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    Support Sourcing Manager in executing the strategic global sourcing plan and meet company financial goals and aesthetic vision.




    Cost Negotiation and Metrics

    • Responsible for improving IMU and average unit cost year over year
    • Partner with cross-functional teams: PLM, Design, Product Development, QA, and Materials to cost engineer products that meet or exceed financial targets
    • Negotiate cost with suppliers to best support company financial goals and long-term supplier partnership
    • Understand fit and design modifications that affect price and follow through with vendors on updates as required
    • Work with Manager to identify vendors that can execute the aesthetic requirements and deliver company financial goals. Counter-source costing and sampling with multiple vendors
    • Communicate costing and MOQ issues to cross-functional teams and drive resolutions
    • Report style costing for key meeting milestones: Line Reviews, Assortment Review, and Buy Meeting and additionally as requested by VP of Sourcing.
    • Responsible for costing data integrity across multiple systems


    Capacity Planning, Lead-Times, Pre-Production

    •  Negotiate fabric and garment production lead-times to ensure bulk commitments align with corporate calendar
    • Process pre-production changes to vendors; communicate liability, quality, and delivery impact
    • Responsible for gathering and negotiating lead-times, commit timing, and capacity.
    • Maintain data integrity across multiple systems



    •  Proactively assist Manager to identify, assess, and implement process improvements to increase efficiencies and accuracy
    • Collaborate with team members to apply consistent processes that work for all team members 



    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Knowledge of apparel retail industry
    • Results driven and solution oriented
    • Strong leadership, problem-solving, and negotiating skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Attention to detail and data integrity
    • Expertise in MS Office applications and PLM systems
    • Ability to multitask and to prioritize projects and deadlines
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills; comfortable and effective in dealing with conflict
    • Ability to travel internationally

    Education/Experience Required

    • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
    • 3-5 years experience in Sourcing, preferably in Apparel, Gear, Footwear, or Accessories 




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