Sourcing Manager - Sportswear

An exciting role has been created for this premium sportswear brand as a Sourcing Manager to join a fast growing division within Product Supply Chain.

As the Sourcing Manager, within the Product Supply Chain team, you will develop and manage the supply base to meet the long-term needs. You will take responsibility for all things related to product lifecycle, suppliers/factories; on-boarding these, building relationships and the delivery of a fit for future strategic supply base.


  • Support the Product Supply Chain Director in developing & maintaining a fit for future supply base which delivers the right product at the right time with enhanced profitability.

To source new suppliers for garments, and fabrics that deliver the best offer in terms of value, service, and quality for the business.

  • Ensure new and existing suppliers work to and meet brand ethical and sustainability objectives
  • Work collaboratively with the product teams to commercially validate new suppliers and ensure costing and pricing exercises are completed comprehensively.
  • Ensure communication with any potential new suppliers is consistent and suppliers have adequate feedback to progress.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to manage capacity for sampling and production for on time delivery and margin advantage.
  • Support the Product Supply Chain Director with regular analysis and evaluation of the existing supply base with the development, introduction and implementation of supplier performance management and strategic plan.
  • Define, develop, negotiate, and contract strategic sourcing solutions that meet businesses requirements and enhance profitability by controlling or reducing costs, improving payment terms, reducing inventory, and optimizing supply chain efficiencies.
  • Challenge suppliers and internal customers to identify and implement innovative designs, value-add specification changes, concepts, and materials.

To carry out cross costing, benchmarking exercises to deliver best product solutions.

Oversee costings to achieve required FOBs

If you have relevant experience for this role please click the apply button to send your CV to Rachel Greene, remembering to state your current salary level and package

Job ref: RG-5001148

We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Greater Manchester, England, UK