Sourcing Head – Western Wear

  • Full Time
  • Mumbai

Function: Sourcing

Position: Sourcing Head – Western Wear

Company: Reputed Retail chain

Location – Mumbai

Salary – As per industry standard


Purpose: The Sourcing Head will be responsible for overseeing the procurement of garments for our fashion retail business. The primary objectives of the Sourcing Head will be to ensure that our company has the necessary products required to operate at maximum efficiency, while also keeping costs within budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies that align with the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Define, develop, negotiate, and contract strategic sourcing solutions that meet businesses’ requirements and enhance profitability by controlling or reducing costs, improving payment terms, reducing inventory and optimizing supply chain efficiencies.
  • Maintain strong relationships with suppliers and vendors and continuously work towards expanding the supplier base for the company
  • Maintain a comprehensive supplier database with all relevant supplier metrics (Payment terms, in time delivery % etc.) to aid in decision making
  • Evaluate supplier performance and implement corrective actions when necessary.
  • Procure the right fabrics, trills, trims etc. as per category & design requirements in time
  • Ensure that sampling & testing is completed in line with overall process lead time KPIs
  • Ensure that the actual costs are in-line with targeted costs & budget outlays
  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.
  • Analyse market trends and stay up to date with industry developments.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage a team of sourcing professionals.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in strategic sourcing roles in the apparel industry preferably from retail background.
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good technical knowledge of product / fabric / testing, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop teams in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in managing suppliers and collaborating with internal stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of procurement best practices and sourcing strategies.
  • Familiarity with contract management and risk management.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
  • Proficiency in PLM, Vendor Management and other sourcing digital tools.

Suitable candidates please share resumes with your industry experience and current salary at , tab@fashionjobs. Please mention Sourcing Head- Western Wear – Retail in the subject line while sending the mail.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified


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