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Apparel Sourcing Specialist

BRP

This is a Contract position in Sherbrooke, QC posted November 20, 2021.

LIFE AT BRP

We create innovative ways to move – on snow, water, asphalt. In the air, on the ground and everywhere in between.

Built on a 75-year tradition of ingenuity and intensive customer focus, BRP is headquartered in the Canadian town of Valcourt, Quebec and operates manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Finland, and Austria. We have a total workforce of more than 14 500 driven, resourceful people.

Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex, Stacer and Savage boats, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. We support our lines of product with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business to fully enhance your riding experience.

Because it’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey. Yours.

We are passionate and qualified; by joining BRP, you will evolve within an experienced team that will welcome you with open arms.

www.brp.com. 

Follow us on:

  • LinkedIn @BRP;
  • Twitter @BRPnews;
  • Facebook @BRPinfo.

As Apparel Sourcing Specialist, your role will be to facilitate and coordinate the production of our in-house designed and developed technical outerwear, gloves and apparel with our suppliers. 

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partners with the Development team during initial development to execute development packages with suppliers.
  • Carries out raw material sourcing to meet price, aesthetic, and quality needs in conjunction with Design and Development.
  • Allocates samples and source raw materials from appropriate vendors/factories/mills and determine raw material similarities in an attempt to find economies of scale.
  • Partners with Design and Product Management to drive trends/concepts to executable samples by working with the agent/vendor/factory.
  • Obtains, reviews and assesses new cost quotes, analyzes history and escalates costing challenges to supervisor for costing options/negotiations. 
  • Sources and selects appropriate factories and mills for each commodity.
  • Works on alternative solutions so garments meet cost and quality requirements from initial through final costing and reviews options with the Development Manager.
  • Ensures production calendar is being met
  • Reviews outstanding issues on Production Status, takes action accordingly and escalates to Development Manager as needed.
  • Works with Buying on garment costs, buys, production planning, liabilities and deliveries

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 4+ years of buying/sourcing experience within the apparel industry  
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills  
  • Self-lead and an independent thinker with the ability to drive results in a fast paced environment  
  • Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills  
  • Proven ability to foster and maintain strong business partner relationships with internal and external teams  
  • Extremely detailed and goal oriented, paired with the ability to deliver results against set targets  
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate ideas and communicate with cross-functional teams to achieve goals  
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint as well as Adobe Illustrator 
  • Bilingual, English and French preferred
  • Relocation is available.