Sourcing Specialist Knit

As Sourcing specialist for Knit you will work for our brands, Junkyard, Volt, Carlings, Bik Bok, Dressmann and Cubus, in a production-driven purchasing organization.

 

As Sourcing specialist for Knit you will work for our brands, Dressmann, Cubus, Volt, Bik Bok, Carlings and Junkyard, in a production-driven purchasing organization. This role is a link between purchasing, design, and production. You will also work closely with other professional functions within Varner and have a specially strong interaction with our Global production Offices located in Turkey, India, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and China.  

As a Sourcing Specialist for Knits you will be responsible for the sourcing of jersey, sweat and flat knitted yarns and fabrics. Your tasks range from analyzing the global market prices on raw-materials, fibers and yarns, to the contribution of the continuous development of a library of materials. By sourcing the needed materials, you focus will be on Varner’s traceability goal, including tiers from raw materials to finish products and the processes that follow. You will negotiate for commercial prices and efficient lead-times with suppliers for fabrics and qualities on a Varner level. As a team player, your daily task will be in close interaction with designers, buyers, and the Varner Global Production offices located abroad. The role may require trips to production markets and to fabric-fairs for the sourcing of new suppliers, materials and innovations within your category. 

The role is located at our head office at Slependen in Oslo Norway, and report to Category Manager. 


Areas of responsibility 

Responsible for a portfolio of materials that support Varner's sustainability goals and fiber strategy. 
Contribute to the development of our sourcing network within your category. 
Map the need from the brands and ensure accessibility for the required materials. 
Maintain and develop our Sourcing Routines. 
Keep yourself updated and informed about new trends and innovation within production and materials. Attend to fairs and be proactively connected with suppliers and mills with the aim to establish strong partnership. 
Research and Identify opportunities for innovation, process improvement, consolidation, and growth within your category. 
Ensure that materials selected for Varner’s products meet our requirements based on Varner Sustainability- and Quality parameters. 
Be part of price negotiation with Mill / suppliers to optimize production flow, regulate long-term costs and reduce lead-times. 
Prepare and present trend presentations for inspiration and as a base of fabric sourcing for the bands within Varner. 

Experience and education 

Extensive knowledge about the entire supply chain of a product 
(Knit) Strong knowledge and experience from yarn to finished-fabric, including processes, raw material cultivation and manufacturing, fiber extraction and processing, yarn manufacturing and processing, fabric manufacturing and processing, and in general the set-up of the entire supply-chain. 
Strong analytical skills within trend and sales, quality innovation, price development and market availability within the Apparel Industry. 
Higher relevant education, experience and strong results can compensate for education. 
High skilled in written and verbal English. 


Your work style: 

Passion for leading the development of qualities and catching opportunities.  
Curious about innovation and industry development within your field. 
Able to work independently, through resources related to Brand and within Buying & Production, Design, and our Production Offices. 
Strong collaboration and communication skills in teams both internal and external. 

We offer:  

A key position in one of Scandinavia’s leading fashion retailers with strong brands and high market shares. 
The opportunity to elaborate and develop an exciting and crucial department in the Organization.  
A business minded and collaborative culture, driven by performance and ambitious people.  

Our Head Office at Slependen is a spacious, state-of-the-art facility, equipped with several recreation areas, inspiring interiors, a restaurant with healthy varied selection of food and a private coffee shop.  

 

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Upprättat: 29. mars 2021
Ansök senast: 16. april 2021
Förväntad start: 1. juni 2021
Arbetsgivare
Fashionnet/Varner
Oslo/Norge
Utomlands, Sverige