Eddie Bauer

Sourcing Assistant

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Our Sourcing Assistant supports the Associate Sourcing Manager in executing the strategic global sourcing plan and meet company financial goals and aesthetic vision.


Cost Negotiation and Metrics

  • Responsible for costing data integrity across multiple systems 
  • Support associate manager on cost negotiations, improving IMU, and average unit cost year over year
  • Support associate manager working with cross-functional teams: PLM, Design, Product Development, QA, and Materials to cost engineer products that meet or exceed financial targets
  • Support associate manager on negotiations with suppliers to best support company financial goals and long-term supplier partnership 
  • Carry out counter-source costing and sampling with multiple vendors
  • Communicate costing and MOQ issues to cross-functional teams and drive resolutions 
  • Report style costing for key meeting milestones: Line Reviews, Assortment Review, and Buy Meeting and additionally as requested by VP of Sourcing


Capacity Planning, Lead-Times, Pre-Production

  • Maintain data integrity across multiple systems 
  • Support associate manager with negotiations on fabric and garment production lead-times to ensure bulk commitments align with corporate calendar


  • 1-3 years’ experience in Sourcing, preferably in Apparel, Gear, Footwear, or Accessories
  • Knowledge of retail industry 
  • Attention to detail and data integrity
  • Ability to multitask and to prioritize projects and deadlines 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; comfortable and effective in dealing with conflict 
  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience


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