Local Sourcing Co-ordinator

Cape Town | South Africa | Supply Chain Management

Area:                                                                                       Emerging Markets

Subsidiary/country:                                                              South Africa

Location:                                                                                Cape Town

Department:                                                                           Operations

Direct Reporting Line:                                                           Local Sourcing Manager

Indirect/secondary reporting line:                                       Director SCM EM

GSMS Grade:                                                                          P2

Number of Personnel Managed:                                           None

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

  • Responsible for the development and coordination of Local Articles in line with the required specifications and time lines.
  • Build and maintain credible relationships with internal and external parties to ensure the success of the Local Sourcing team.

Key Responsibilities

  • New Article Creation tool (NAC) adidas – to assist with the information required to process local article numbers. i.e. Vendor info, Pricing and Fabric info
  • NAC Reebok – using the NAC process doc, create new local articles for the season
  • Managing seasonal timelines with both adidas and Reebok Concept to Consumer (CTC) teams.
  • Liaising with local BU’s when required to ensure the success of the range and the Local Sourcing team.
  • Validating that the correct info has filtered into SAP and having errors corrected in Range Management Tool (RMA) to ensure both systems align. i.e. (prices; vendors; lead times).
  • Creation and development of the CAD & Tech packs in line with agreed time lines
  • Presentation and briefing of Tech packs to the adidas and Reebok CTC teams for approvals and or amendment sign offs.
  • Providing updated and signed off Tech packs to the necessary Vendors within agreed time lines for sample creation.
  • Liaising with Suppliers when changes are made and to make sure new costings are sent through and updated in all systems.
  • Tracking of articles with Suppliers, based on the critical path to make sure the product is delivered on time – (lab dips; strike-offs; QC samples)
  • Engaging with Quality Control team for updated specifications per season.
  • Following up with QC team on any quality related approvals for production to ensure the critical path is achieved.
  • Reporting – Supplier performance; Sample tracker file; branding and printing trackers, Price Basket exercises; Prices & Margins; FC units vs landed as well as system to system reporting checks.
  • Overseeing special branding projects by liaising with all relevant players internally and external eg: OMOM; Orlando Pirates etc.

Key Relationships, internal and external

  • Local Sourcing Manager
  • adidas & Reebok CTC Team
  • Relevant Global BU Managers
  • OBF (inbound; outbound)
  • Sports Marketing
  • Purchasing Team
  • Customer Service
  • Quality Control team
  • Sales Team
  • Supplier

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • MS Office (Excel; Outlook; Word; PowerPoint)
  • SAP knowledge
  • CAD capabilities (Adobe illustrator)
  • Language skills: English fluent
  • Garment construction
  • Fabric knowledge
  • Apparel factory process understanding
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong personal presence capable of handling and self-motivation.
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines with good planning and organization skills
  • Ability to challenge the way in which things are done
  • Steer projects independently
  • Good team player with the 3 C’s at the heart of what you do
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The Facts

Jobtitle Local Sourcing Co-ordinator
Team Supply Chain Management
Brand adidas
Location Cape Town
Country South Africa
Number 187065
Position Type Full time
Date Nov-30, 2018
Relocation no

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