Sourcing and Import Manager

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Yorkshire and the Humber
Salary
40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + Bonus
Posted
06 Jan 2021
Closes
03 Feb 2021
Sectors
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Elevation Procurement & Supply Chain are currently partnered with an established and growing Retailer based in North Doncaster Area. Currently seeking to recruit the role of Sourcing and Import Manager.

The Role:
Working closely with the Product Management and Quality Control teams, this exciting role will see the successful candidate lead the identification of new manufacturing partners to develop new sources of supply for own label items.

Working in partnership with sourcing agents or direct with factories within the Far East and other low cost countries, you will lead the process of onboarding strategic manufacturing partners and the associated supply chain negotiations of Importing the manufactured items into the UK operation.

Experience required:
A strong background within Retail / Wholesale buying, together with broader exposure to sourcing new partners and potential manufacturing partners in low cost countries.
Experience of sourcing products FOB / Factory gate priced
A strong understanding of import regulations around UK CA approvals, directives and legalities
Experience of working closely with a QC department to ensure the products are of a high quality and standard.

The Person:
A outgoing, sales driven mindset
A strong background within retail buying and or sourcing
A background within electronics or related consumable items would be advantageous

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