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Senior Manager - Sourcing (Soma)

Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: Global Sourcing
Fort Myers, FL

This position is primarily responsible for managing the sourcing process from the vendor selection/allocation through to product delivery. Works closely with key partners in design/development, raw materials development, and quality to allocate production which leverages the best at capabilities of our supply base. Negotiates the best costs without compromising the brand's quality or on-time deliveries.

* Oversees the development and maintenance of our relationship with vendors and mills, spearheading the negotiation and final price confirmation, garment details, factory allocation, and delivery.
* Works with Director of Sourcing to build long term vendor partnerships and alliances as required, cultivating the brand's relationship worldwide.
* Drives all pre-costing activities and leads the negotiations with mills, as appropriate, and suppliers for deliver targeted product costs and delivery requirements.
* Manages fabric and production capacity reservations and liabilities ensuring the consumption or resolution of outstanding liabilities to minimize financial exposure
* Manages the development and communication of seasonal time and action calendars for the business and ensures teams are in compliance to required dates
* Implements and regulates production policy and standard operating processes across vendor base. Supports corporate social compliance, quota, and embargo issues, as they arise.
* Partners with Merchants and Planning to execute vendor/product forecasts or projections securing supplier and mill capacities to deliver margin and delivery targets.
* Works with Sourcing Team and Merchants on required call off dates to ensure deliveries are maintained and negotiated prices based upon pre-set volumes are maintained.
* Ensures quick resolution of product related issues with appropriate Merchant, Technical Design and / or Designer/Product Development.
* Defines and monitors all vendor chargeback's and / or discount details.
* Develops, coaches, and trains Sourcing team associates to ensure growth opportunities for associates as well as to build/maintain effective and efficient operational expertise

* Bachelor's degree in Business, International Business or a related field
* 7+ years experience in Sourcing Management within the apparel industry
* 7 years experience working with overseas vendors.
* Solid knowledge of Manufacturing and Costing
* Working knowledge of technical requirements related to testing of fabric, trims, and garments
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Word and Excel, email, and production tracking software, i.e. FlexPLM.
* Ability to travel internationally up to 30% of the time.
* Ability to speak and understand Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese preferred


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About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our boutiques, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.

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