Trims & Hardware Sourcing Manager-London – Luxury Ladieswear Brand
Outside The Box Recruitment is a boutique specialist recruitment consultancy that has been created to offer a personal consultative service. We focus on the luxury and premium sectors of Fashion, Retail, Lifestyle, Fine Jewellery and Beauty. With over two decades of expertise in these sectors, we can be your expert partner in identifying the ideal candidate or next career move.
Our client is a truly unique contemporary Brand with the highest level of quality that fuses tradition with modern Luxury.
The Trims and Hardware Sourcing Manager will support the Industrial Director by inspiring and driving newness to each range across the brand, selecting Trims and Hardware within the aesthetic, commercial and technical parameters.
•Identifies and sources key Trims and trends seasonally
•Works closely with the Creative Director and Designers during the development process to identify the best Trims and Hardware to create the designs, contributing and inputting ideas to the team
•Works closely with the atelier team to assess the best Trims are sourced for all dresses due to be produced.
•Works closely with the Accessories team to assess the best Hardware are sourced for all products due to be produced.
•Works closely with suppliers to develop new Trims and Hardware from existing ones, manipulating ideas to create innovative designs
•Puts new designs and colourways in to work
•Sources new Technologies based on the Designer’s direction and market trends
•Visits Suppliers to collect the new Trims, Hardware and Technologies for the products
•Builds and maintains strong relationships with existing as well as new suppliers, sourcing and negotiating the best price on Trims and hardware without compromising on quality
•Conducts price negotiation, sampling order, lead-time, and minimum order quantity with Suppliers and converters to achieve business targets
•Monitors planning and budget objectives
•Visits and sources from international trade fairs and suppliers and attending supplier meetings
•Reviews and maintains the department’s Trims and Hardware library to ensure this is kept up to date
•Identifies and presents key Trims and Hardware for the collection from supplier and trade fair visits
•Contribute to compile key fabric’s mood boards for each collection adding Trims
•Contribute to compile key Accessories mood boards for each collection adding Hardware
•Forecasts trends, presenting and developing Trims and Hardware from suppliers ahead of the collection
- Strong negotiation skills
- Strong communication skills (communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing)
- Excellent knowledge of luxury goods
- Excellent knowledge of Trims across RTW
- Excellent knowledge of Hardware across Accessories
- Demonstrates the enthusiasm to grow and adapt within a fast-growing business
- Ability to work under pressure to meet key deadlines
- High attention to detail