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Sourcing Analyst

Company: La Jolla Group
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company IntroductionThe La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move. With prominent brands such as O'Neill, Spiritual Gangster, PSD Underwear and Hang Ten, La Jolla Group has proved to be a builder of great brands, a creator of innovative products, and a master of operational excellence.Currently our team is working a hybrid schedule, so we enjoy connecting with each other virtually and in office. We offer awesome discounts on our clothing brands, early release Fridays (2:00pm), occasional employer provided lunches, year-round fun events as well as a full benefits package! We believe our employees are our strongest asset and invest in their growth by focusing on developing their strengths._______________________________________________________________General SummaryThe Sourcing Specialist will be responsible to support and maintain the Sourcing plan for short-, mid- and long-term basis in accordance with global sourcing strategy. They will support management of factory relationships, monitor capabilities and ensure delivery of quality products in a timely, consistent manner. Ideal candidates must have strong analytical skills, the ability to analyze and report data, and work with complex excel spreadsheets. _____________________________________________________________Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain the sourcing strategies and supplier business plan to support LJG's current and future growth.
  • Support in executing the vendor strategy to ensure growth, quality, and on-time delivery.
  • Create SWOT analysis to be used as part of sourcing strategy development.
  • Assist the Sourcing team best-in-class sourcing strategies that optimize processes and leverages global efficiencies in trade, raw materials, and other assets
  • Support to strategize and validate the vendor's capabilities and capacity for each season.
  • Partner with product team on the seasonal allocation to align the sourcing strategy plan.
  • Ensure the On-boarding documents are sent to new and existing venders, signed, and filed in Sourcing Archive - in PLM.
  • Coordinate with QA /Compliance team on factory audits and support CAPs improvements follow up.
  • Maintain vendor performance / scorecard which should highlight areas of strength and/or improvement to maintain/increase the opportunity of growth.
  • Analyze and manage risk and production capacity challenges within seasonal buys
  • Assist in gathering/providing information on macro market trends such as costing, raw material availability, labor wage trends, factory capacities and foreign countries trade policies and opportunities
  • Build strong relationships vendors and cross-functional teams to help foster an environment of partnership and trust
  • Improve vendor reliability through the management of vendor performance
  • Ensure procedures and processes are executed to meet top-end goals and objectives.
  • Work with teams (both direct and cross functional) to execute projects in a timely and effective manner
  • Support Negotiates prices and determines appropriate order placement based on factory capabilities, quality, and delivery.
  • Understands duty-free programs and documentation, compliance required.
  • Ensures factories are capable of producing quality garments and can meet our requirements.
  • Other tasks may be assigned from time to time which contribute to the overall success of the brand_____________________________________________________________Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Applications (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
    • Advanced use working with Microsoft Excel: pivot tables, v-lookups, formulas
    • Proficient in PLM and Full Circle or equivalent ERP
    • Proficient in Business Objects (or similar reporting tool)
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze and report data
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
    • Deadline-driven with a strong sense of urgency
    • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills
    • Excellent multi-tasker, able to manage multiple projects/ programs simultaneously
    • Strong and collaborative communication skills, response appropriately in a timely manner to meet deadlines
    • Works well in a team environment
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
    • Able to unify ideas and present to individuals and groups________________________________________________________________Required Education and Experience
      • 5+ years of work experience in sourcing, production in Apparel
      • Working knowledge of apparel sourcing, product development, garment construction, manufacturing processes, costing and lead-times.________________________________________________________________Physical RequirementsSeeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports.Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees.Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to pick up products.Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type and use technical sources.__________________________________________________________________________________________ Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. LJG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information and any other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: La Jolla Group, Irvine , Sourcing Analyst, Professions , Irvine, California

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