Production & Sourcing Manager at Showpo

Product - Supply Chain & Operations, Full Time, Sydney, Australia sydney product full-time
Posted 19 days ago

Showpo is the Australian owned, global, social media led e-commerce brand, redefining fashion retail for the new generation.

Established in Sydney in 2010, what started as a platform to disrupt the traditional retail model, is now a global fashion destination. As one of Australia's largest social media brands, we connect a community of millions around the world to inspire and discover the latest trends, with over 100+ new styles dropping weekly.

Through a curated offering of apparel, beauty, accessories and footwear, and global fashion brands, we exist to make fashion accessible, from social to your door. We have big growth plans which include expanding further across the globe, increasing our market share of women’s clothing and growing our diverse & sustainable clothing lines to continue having a positive impact in the world. 

As our Production & Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for managing our production process from beginning to end. You will ensure sourcing requirements meet targets for quality, compliance, and ethical sourcing. You will also ensure all products meet our Showpo quality, specification requirements, sustainability standards, financial and delivery targets.

Within our supply chain we are in an exciting phase of growth, we want to strengthen & diversify our sourcing markets and continue our work in ethically sourced factories & sustainable fibres & practices. You will love detail & organisation and be able to build processes to enable future growth & goals. A focus on problem solving & unblocking team challenges is key.  

Responsibilities & Focus:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with vertical suppliers and factories across all categories
  • Establish and manage factory capabilities and capacities database and maintain oversight of orders to ensure volume and style control
  • Work collaboratively with the Buying and Planning departments providing advice, guidance and resolution on supplier lead times, capabilities and capacities.
  • Maintain oversight of Critical Path for consistency with factory capacity
  • Assist with the maintenance and implementation of the Supplier Production Manual with all suppliers ensuring compliance with all requirements and regulations.
  • Source new suppliers based on buying, product and sustainability needs/targets & managing new supplier onboarding in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the Buying team to source & select appropriate fabrications, in line with costs based on the buyer’s / designers brief and our preferred materials guidelines & targets. 
  • Identify opportunities for bulk fabric purchases across SHOWPO product categories to achieve both cost efficiencies and Preferred Material targets. With the goal to build a fabric library (bulk fabric in China). 
  • Work with Sustainability on communicating ethical sourcing and sustainability expectations including factory audits, sustainable packaging and preferred material requirements including certifications and chemical/fibre testing
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain Team on freight management from supplier’s hand over to warehouse delivery to resolve any potential issues and ensure on-time delivery.  
  • Manage our garment tech team ensuring best in class quality of fit & finishes 
  • Maintenance of production schedule
  • Implementing and managing quality control standards, proactively handle and resolve quality issues.
  • Evaluate fabric test reports, issue resolution and approval.
  • Ensure all documentation is received in time to ensure any additional processes can be actioned as per agreed timelines.
  • About You:

  • Exceptional leadership skills with experience in managing teams across different areas. 
  • Product knowledge, offshore garment construction knowledge and supply chain management.
  • Technical experience in apparel (garment construction, fitting etc)
  • Proven experience in a similar role/industry
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance standards and regulations including product safety, fabric performance, labelling and chemical compliance.
  • Experience in compliance testing requirements within a global business.
  • Strong background in high volume SKU count.
  • Results-oriented and able to meet strict deadlines.
  • Good service ethic, a strong customer focus along with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well with key stakeholders such as Buying, Planning, Vendor Management, Warehouse, Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing.
  • Effective written and oral skills (a Cantonese or Mandarin speaker would be a massive bonus)!
  • Perks!

  • 50% staff discount & 30% off Brands
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Opportunity to be part of our rapid expansion
  • Working with a fast dynamic  team – gaining massive exposure to a fast fashion ecommerce business
  • Personal growth and learning opportunities
  • Work closely with award winning people in an award winning business
  • Sound like the role for you? We'd love to hear from you!

    This role works across our Sydney HQ & Chullora Distribution Centre.