London

Established Fabric Sourcing Partner

Job type
Full Time
Level
Mid-Senior Level
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Your Role

The Role

We are looking for a motivated & experienced Established Fabric Sourcing Partner to join the team here at ASOS. This person needs to be a proven team player who would welcome building strong relationships with both internal teams at ASOS as well as external suppliers. The role reports into the Senior Fabric Sourcing Partner. We are looking for a dedicated, self-motivator who takes ownership of their responsibilities & is gaining confidence to fully support company targets & ambitions.

The Team

ASOS is one of the UKs top fashion and beauty destinations, expanding globally at a rapid pace. Our values are to be authentic, brave, creative and disciplined, and we live and breathe these in everything we do.

The Fabric Team work closely with Procurement, Supply Chain, Buying, Merchandising and Garment Technical teams. ASOS aims to deliver first to market product. We put our customers first and take their feedback seriously; we want to ensure we keep them engaged with the positive changes we make. Our mission is to change our buying habits so our customers dont have to.

What you'll be doing...

  • Exploring & driving consolidation opportunities across key Retail Departments negotiating the best fabric prices & delivery directly with garment manufacturers, fabric suppliers & agents.
  • Supporting the implementation of cross functional Fabric Management Data Systems including working with commercial teams to identify seasonal volume fabric pots for consolidation, cost saving & standardization.
  • Support HOF in fabric forecasting & greige commitment & fabric management.
  • Rolling fabric liability figures, working closely with suppliers on fabric use up & sharing with commercial teams.
  • Supporting the drive to position ASOS globally as a leading Fashion brand though fabric innovation, trend & sustainability.
  • Working closely with agents, mills and manufacturers to gain full transparency of fabric origins as part of the wider ASOS Fashion with Integrity initiative.
  • Working with key mills to drive new fabric trend & first to market fashion & gaining market price intelligence on volume fabrics to drive margin.
  • Supporting & offering ideas for new fabric processes & best practices that support the ASOS Commercial Strategy within ASOS supplier business model
  • Increasing customer trust & confidence through consistency in fabric quality working closely alongside Fabric Technology.
  • Working closely alongside Fabric Technology to review existing fabric bases with a view to making consistent improvements in ASOS quality.
  • Researching & being confident to present regular fabric trend updates sourcing new fabrics as appropriate ahead of the season: Delivering seasonal overarching fabric trends, Catwalk Updates, Social Media & International Trade Shows.
  • Collaborating with the Sustainability and Ethical Teams to work towards the FWI targets.

We'd love to meet someone with...

  • A broad knowledge and experience in MW & WW fabric sourcing & composite materials in the current competitive marketplace
  • The ability to build strong relationships both internally with ASOS teams and externally with suppliers & manufacturers will be integral to the role.
  • Broad current market-leading knowledge of worldwide fabric & composite materials supply chain including core volume lines & quick response unisex fast fashion.
  • Breadth of knowledge across all fabric bases, experienced in sourcing composite materials for fashion & sportswear.
  • Proven experience in developing knitted & woven fabrics into price, design & sustainability.
  • Confident presentation and communication skills that are clear, succinct & persuasive.
  • Good knowledge of ASOS customer demographic & trends in fashion & textiles, market awareness of socioeconomic factors impacting the fashion industry and critical elements.
  • A strong understanding of new fabric innovations and development, with an interest in relevant technologies.
  • Flexibility to travel to visit mills, suppliers and fabric fairs globally to report on newness and maintain key supplier relationships
  • Aside from technical experience, organisational & analytical skills are essential, as are good time management and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Strong reporting skills using Excel, data management & PowerPoint skills

/01 Company Description

We're ASOS. We blend our flair for fashion with our love of cutting- edge technology, but more importantly were interested in how we can bring the best out of you.

We exist to give people the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, you're free to be your true self without judgment, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

/02 Additional Info

  • Competitive salary, pension, and private medical care scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Flex benefits allowance - which you can chose to take as extra cash, or use towards other benefits
  • 25 days paid annual leave + an extra day for your birthday
  • Employee discount (hello ASOS discount!)

We want our people to be whoever they want to be. Thats why were committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at ASOS, but howre we doing it?

Through our Fashion with Integrity strategy we are driving diversity, equity and inclusion across every aspect of ASOS and ensuring every ASOSer can be their authentic self at work. We want our people to be whoever they want to be, because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work.

Were proud members of Inclusive Companies, are Disability Confident Committed and have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. Weve also recently been placed 8th in the Inclusive Top 50 Companies Employer List too.

There are safe space employee networks and we host a monthly DEI events series to help support and celebrate all of our people. We are constantly listening to our people, evolving, changing and taking a flexible approach to how we make ASOS truly inclusive.

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Meet The Team

Meet Geeta Gohil -
Commercial @ ASOS

Meet Ian Amer -
Commercial @ ASOS

Meet Mui Abdul -
Commercial @ ASOS

Working at ASOS has made me realise how much I feel like I belong here. It’s exciting and refreshing. The authenticity and inclusivity ASOS has makes it even better to work here. Everyday is a different day; I am learning new things, meeting new people and be involved in so many amazing buying projects.
I love ASOS for two main reasons – firstly because as a company it is never afraid to try something new or challenge the way we work; we really have the autonomy to push ourselves in new directions.
ASOS is incredibly inclusive which means so much to me as a queer Black woman. There are so many opportunities here beyond your role, so you can really boost and build your dream career here. And the people! I’m inspired everyday by my colleagues, the creativity here is unparalleled!
  • Geeta Gohil

    Commercial @ ASOS

    Working at ASOS has made me realise how much I feel like I belong here. It’s exciting and refreshing. The authenticity and inclusivity ASOS has makes it even better to work here. Everyday is a different day; I am learning new things, meeting new people and be involved in so many amazing buying projects.
  • Ian Amer

    Commercial @ ASOS

    I love ASOS for two main reasons – firstly because as a company it is never afraid to try something new or challenge the way we work; we really have the autonomy to push ourselves in new directions.
  • Mui Abdul

    Commercial @ ASOS

    ASOS is incredibly inclusive which means so much to me as a queer Black woman. There are so many opportunities here beyond your role, so you can really boost and build your dream career here. And the people! I’m inspired everyday by my colleagues, the creativity here is unparalleled!
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Authentic

We celebrate what makes us unique, and stay true to ourselves.

Our business is built on an inclusive culture which encourages passion, enthusiasm and development – so you can bring your best self to work. We recognise that our differences make us stand out from the crowd, giving our ASOSers and customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be. 

Brave

We’ve been bold and ambitious from the start – it’s in our DNA.

We’re empowered to try something different with the freedom to fail, turning left when others turn right. We use our voice to drive us forward, speaking up on the things our people and customers care about and challenging the status quo. 

Creative

We have a curious and adventurous spirit – it’s who we are and runs through everything we do.

We balance leadership with learning, by being comfortable as an innovator and when following in the footsteps of others. Our products and platform are fuelled by creative passion and a deep understanding of our customers, allowing us to empower millions of people around the world. 

Disciplined

Great work doesn’t happen by chance.

We need to take time in our pursuit of excellence – honing our skills, perfecting our craft, executing our plans, being comfortable with the uncomfortable and bridging the gap between goals and accomplishments. It’s a strategy that allows us to create an ASOS that’s built for future success.

Our Benefits

  • Employee Discount

    The most asked-about benefit! As an ASOSer, you’ll receive an exclusive employee discount. You can also nominate a family member or friend to share your discount with.

  • Pension

    Retirement might not be on your mind right now, but it’s important to prep for it. We offer matched contributions up to 5% to help you save.

  • Private Medical Care scheme

    If you join our Private Medical Care scheme, you’ll get fast and effective access to medical cover. 

  • Bonus

    What we achieve is always a team effort. That’s why we offer a discretionary bonus scheme which rewards you based on the company performance and your individual performance.

  • Your birthday off!

    Who wants to work on their birthday?! All ASOSers get a day off during their birthday week, in addition to 25 days of annual leave. 

  • Shuttlebus Service (if you're based in our Leavesden office)

    It’s more of a work perk, but we offer a free shuttlebus between Watford station and our office in Leavesden.

  • Sample Sales

    We’ve always got fun things happening in our offices, but the one ASOSers get most excited about is our sample sales. Plus, all proceeds from the sample sale get donated to the ASOS Foundation, which helps our charity partners abroad. 

  • Career Development

    Your career matters to us – we want to help you grow, gain new skills and learn from experiences. As an ASOSer, you’ll have access to a world-class development plan, giving you the courses (and time) to work on things that matter to you. 

  • Summer Hours

    We finish at 3pm on Fridays in June, July and August!! This perk doesn’t mean a dip in your salary – it just gives you extra freedom to enjoy those summer weekends however you want.

Location

Our HQ in London

Our HQ in Camden was once a cigarette factory – now, the iconic Art Deco building has been completely renovated with spacious office areas, ASOS Studios (where we shoot all our products), beauty rooms and a free gym. There’s also a subsidised canteen and café. 

Recruitment
Process

  1. Apply online

  2. Call back & Interview

  3. Decision & Onboarding