Eileen Fisher Sourcing Associate - Sweaters in Irvington, New York
Sourcing Associate - Sweaters
EILEEN FISHER creates simple, timeless shapes designed to work together effortlessly, season after season. We make our clothes to last—and then take them back to be reworn again or remade into entirely new designs. We believe in the fundamental potential of every person—our employees, our customers and those who make our clothes—and are committed to creating conditions that empower people. It’s all part of our commitment to doing business in a way that helps build a better industry. And a better future. Our clothes are sold at over 65 EILEEN FISHER retail stores, and 1,000 department and specialty stores internationally, as well as 2 RENEW stores, which feature gently worn and remade designs from our take-back program. EILEEN FISHER is the largest women’s fashion company to be a certified B Corporation, which means we voluntarily meet high criteria for social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Team Description: Oversees and manages the pre-production and production process; from style adoption to final delivery. Works closely with key internal & external partners to identify, develop & leverage the best at capabilities of our supply base for optimal quality, value & on time delivery in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Owns designated product pre-production and production activities specific to a category.
Collaborates with internal and external partners throughout the PLC process.
Adopts a continuous improvement mindset & a proactive approach to problem solving.
Owns the vendor relationship. Considered the face of EF with supplier community.
Works in partnership with Social Consciousness to achieve Supply Chain’s strategic objectives.
Support and implement social and environmental Riverbanks goals.
Supports order placement process.
Supports total quality management system approach with vendors in collaboration with Quality Operations team.
Identifies risk and partners with manager to resolve issues that arise during production & facilitates timely resolution.
Updates seasonal time and action calendar for vendors.
Source trims based on request from Design and facilitates ordering process with vendors.
Supports costing process.
Transacts Specials process from sales order through purchase order execution.
Places commitments with vendors and negotiates delivery dates.
Manages material liabilities and communicates leftover inventory to Global Merchandise Planning.
Tracks production capacity with key vendors.
Provide production updates to teams, production minimum issues and late deliveries.
Creates and tracks seasonal WIP production deadlines to ensure on-time delivery.
Process bulk production packing lists, create shipments, and submit invoices to Accounting.
Processes drop shipments across categories to global accounts.
Manages commit process, creates and maintains purchase orders through Blue Cherry system.
Maintains PLM database from line adoption to final delivery.
PERFORMS OTHER RELATED DUTIES AND ASSIGNMENTS AS REQUIRED.
College degree preferred, ideally in Production or Textiles.
Excel required and PLM, BlueCherry preferred.
Additional and/or Optional: An interest in learning all phases of knits production.
Minimum of 1 year Production experience, 2-4 years preferred.
Irvington, New York, United States