VF Corporation Sourcing Coordinator Jeanswear in Belgium
We are currently looking for a Sourcing Coordinator to join our office in Bornem, Belgium. This role is responsible for all sourcing activities in factories assigned to him/her and related to product of the Jeanswear brands Lee & Wrangler intended for sale within the EMEA region.
Execute sourcing plans (short and long term), ensuring that brand targets are met with regards to quality, look, price (profitability) and on-time delivery of products
Partner with existing and/or new sourcing channels, to manage product and production including technical issues coming up
Supplier performance analysis for on-time performance/quality rejects/fill rate/order drop overview/customer returns and share with vendors
Make reallocation decisions in coordination with local offices
Make global versus local trim decisions with raw material/local offices/brand
Oversee larger testing and approval issues
Evaluate/Follow up/Enforce whether suppliers are in accordance with VF compliance, sustainability and responsible sourcing requirements
Make sure both jeans brands are in accordance with the latest labelling / textile regulations with support of Product stewardship / sustainability dept.
Establish control-related standards and procedures
Managing critical product alerts during CMS stage, with local offices and product development, to ensure issues solved before bulk sample / production stage
Negotiate constraints (lead time / minima / upcharges) before start of production
Manage Capacity booking with vendors in coordination with planning input
Review/ Negotiate production prices once production volume is allocated
Conducting analysis of prices across vendors/brands)
Give approval/negotiate upcharges on order level
Negotiate discounts on order level in case of product issues
Communicate with vendors on DC rejections & improvements required
Maintain the vendor manual up to date
Creating/coordinating production follow up reports using Brio / Cognos for management/local office availability
Influence colleagues in local offices operationally to ensure correct/structured communication with different internal departments and encourage/enforce proactive approach
Source / Negotiate Outlet production for price / delivery dates
University degree in Management, Business or Textile Engineering. Technical apparel knowledge a must.
3-5 years’ experience in a supply chain function (preferably in a manufacturing / sourcing / contracting capacity in EMEA) acquired in an International Company in the apparel and fashion sector, and with a degree of complexity: significant size, multiple sourcing, own manufacturing, etc.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment interacting with all levels of seniority across different continents and with customers ranging from internal customers to external customers.
Fluent English is essential. Must be spoken and written to a professional level
Analytical Skills: Ability to filter out data and focus on the real business drivers that highlight opportunities.
We offer a challenging position in an international context, an informal atmosphere, training opportunities, growth perspective and a competitive remuneration package.
If you are interested and feel qualified for this position, please apply online on www.vfc.com/careers.
Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.
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