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Associate Sourcing Manager

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Our Fortune 500 Consumer Products client is seeking a junior Sourcing Manager to support the sourcing and development consumer products. Do you have a background in sourcing and production, and a passion for toys? Check out the requirements below!

Responsibilities:
- Manage the production of selected categories in partnership with the Sourcing Manager.
- Communicate with vendors and production management regarding designated product categories.
- Ensure products meet established standards for safety and quality.
- Track progress of production cycle against key milestone dates through daily maintenance of the Production Tracking Report.
- Communicate production status to partners during weekly cross-functional meetings and as required.
- Ensure all products are shipped on time to support established in-store and online launch dates.
- Provide accurate shipment status information from factory to DC.
- Contact vendors to follow-up and verify the accuracy of provided data, resolve routine issues and ensure vendor alignment with processes and procedures.
- Follow up with vendor communication regarding any outstanding samples (Approval, PP/TOP, etc.)
- Liaise with vendors and ticket/label suppliers to ensure guidelines are followed to avoid late deliveries and charge backs due to non-compliance.
- Prepare standard any ad-hoc reports as requested (Time and Action Calendars, production timelines, status updates, etc.).
- Build strong collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
- Attend weekly cross-functional meetings and quarterly product review meetings to understand key sourcing issues and action items.

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