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Apparel Global Sourcing Specialist II

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Company Name:  The Bradford Group
Job #:
Job Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Retail
Location:  Niles, IL
Job Description:  
The Bradford Group is seeking a Global Sourcing Socialist II  who will be responsible for new project bidding and cost negotiation as well as vendor selection, relationship, and management. In addition, there will be a need for product/concept development, production and quality coordination, and new vendor and material sourcing for our Apparel Team.

Job Duties:
  • New project bidding and cost negotiation with Far East suppliers
  • Calculate Freight-in and Freight-out cost
  • Create internal Cost of Goods (COG)
  • Review new concept and programs with Program Managers
  • Consulting on new concepts and programs
  • Give suggestions on material and design
  • Vendor selection
  • Development problem solving
  • Update development report
  • Production and quality coordination
  • Review pre-production samples and give suggestion
  • Mail order package design
  • Package weight control
  • Production problem solving

Required Skills:  

Education, Licensing, Certification, and Experience

  • Bachelor''s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 2-4 years'' sourcing and procurement experience in the Apparel Industry.
  • Experience in sourcing consumer product from Asia, Mexico, and India.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proven cost negotiation skills
  • Sourcing experience in apparel, handbags, small accessories and shoes
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and the ability to learn internal report systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills is a must
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven project management and strong organizational skills to achieve multi-tasking.
  • International travel experience
  • Overseas sourcing experience from China
  • Overseas (Far East) manufacturing experience and understanding of manufacturing process
  • Basic understanding of international transportation and U.S Customs
  • Bilingual in both English & Spanish- but not mandatory

  • The Bradford Group is a world leader in direct to consumer marketing and provider of gifts, collectibles, home décor, and jewelry. Founded in 1973, we have an unyielding commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service which has helped us become one of the premier direct marketing companies in today''s international economy.

    Benefits: Our company is wholly owned by our employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that allows you to not only derive the benefits of working as an employee at The Bradford Group, but also gain the benefits of being an owner.

    We also offer:A Business Casual Work Environment, Health and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO) Program, Direct Deposit, Credit Union, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Referral Bonus Program, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, Onsite Cafeteria, Onsite Fitness Center, Product Discounts and more!The Bradford Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Monday - Jul. 6, 2020
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