Associate Sourcing Manager

Glendale, California | Freelance | Job ID #53971 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, a major entertainment studio, is seeking an Assistant Sourcing Manager to join the Global Sourcing Softlines team.


  • Provides support to the Global Merchandise Sourcing team assisting with the operational and organizational functions to develop and source merchandise under the strategic guidance of Manager, Sourcing within a given dept and/or sub-category of the product.
  • Assist/Manage the merchandise sourcing & production of Apparel categories for e-commerce Stores, and alternative business model opportunities in partnership with the Manager, Sourcing.
  • Partner on vendor strategy, product costing/placement, manage vendor communication and production management related to headwear and accessories product categories.
  • Responsible for ensuring products meet established standards for safety and quality including monitoring quarterly Product Review Requests (PRRs) with product integrity partners.
  • Track progress of production cycle against key milestone dates through daily maintenance of the Development Tracking Report (DTR).
  • Manage the workflow for data entry tasks including item setups, price changes, financial roadmaps, and invoicing.
  • Communicate production status to global and regional partners during weekly cross-functional meetings as required.
  • Ensure all products are shipped on time to support established in-store and online launch dates.
  • Provide accurate shipment status information from factory to company.
  • Contact vendors to follow-up and verify the accuracy of provided data, resolve routine issues and ensure vendor alignment with company processes and procedures.
  • Follow up with vendor communication regarding any outstanding samples (Approval, PP/TOP, etc.)
  • Liaise with vendors and ticket/label suppliers to ensure company guidelines are followed to avoid late deliveries and chargebacks due to non-compliance.
  • Prepare standard any ad-hoc reports as requested (Time and Action Calendars, production timelines, status updates, etc.).
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Attend weekly cross-functional meetings and quarterly product line review meetings to understand key sourcing issues and action items.


  • 3-5 years related experience preferably in specialty retail or consumer products.
  • Exposure to merchandise sourcing and production of multiple product categories. Proven track record of effectively communicating with manufacturers.
  • Ability to manage multiple SKU’s and timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with central product creation and design as well as global product development partners and regional teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills.
  • Ability and desire to be flexible, adapt to change and grow with the organization
  • Organized and with a strong ability to communicate well with many both inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to track progress and status and the ability to learn and adapt to a system that handles the same is vital.

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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