Role:Sourcing & Sustainability Manager
Function: Product | Business Development
Responsibility: Be the strategic manager for the Sourcing & Sustainability department
Reports to: Head of Production & Design
Location: Manchester Head Office
WHO WE ARE
NADINE MERABI is Luxury Ready To Wear, unmistakable pieces to inspire lasting moments. Celebrating details in statement design and empowering those who wear and create our products.
NADINE MERABI was designed out of necessity and created by a woman with a vision. Nadine is a self-taught seamstress, driven by the desire to create luxury, forward-thinking and conscious fashion where she saw a space in the industry. From the initial spark of inspiration to the very final stitch, our team ensures that every woman in MERABI looks and feels her finest. Today their collections are adored by clients, celebrities and dress some of the most influential people in the world.
To help deliver this vision Nadine partnered with Blue Wilson, an international business graduate with over 10 years of experience building multi-million pound global DTC brands with a focus on eCommerce. Nadine and Blue have grown MERABI from £2m in revenues in 2020 to £16m in 2021 and they have ambitious objectives to delight millions of clients in the UK and internationally over the next decade.
NADINE MERABI’s objective is to grow to over £100m, profitably while retaining its market-beating client satisfaction by 2025. We believe this is possible by building a solid foundation for growth in our technology, insight, and operations and creating greater demand from significant investment in product and brand innovation, performance marketing, and most importantly, incredible people. This is where you come in!
PURPOSE OF ROLE
This role is career-defining; allowing the right candidate to make their mark, learn while doing and work to propel NADINE MERABI into a trail-blazing, aspirational global fashion brand.
As the Sourcing & Sustainability Manager, you will be responsible for sourcing and building strong relationships with the best factories globally. This will involve daily communication and frequent visits at source, to protect the brand positioning and high levels of quality that our customer expects when they buy a Nadine Merabi product.
You will supervise all sustainability initiatives and compliance for the business and ensure fair practice with all our partners. You will also manage the team directly responsible for effective sourcing, including cost management in line with financial budgets as set out by the Head of Production and Design.
You will work closely with the Product Team to help execute their creative ideas, to ensure that innovation and continuous improvement are maximised whilst risk is minimised.
You will have deep experience in production and sourcing within the fashion industry. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, passionate, performance-driven individual with a strategic mindset.
OUR VALUES & BEHAVIOURS
We know that the right people are our most valuable asset. We strive to hire excellent people to nurture and develop within our business to grow with us for the long run. We hire, invest and promote people that demonstrate our values through their daily behaviours.
NADINE MERABI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, where all of our employees have equal access to opportunities and everyone’s voices are heard. We respect and value all differences (seen and unseen) and strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, which will be considered regardless of race, colour, religion or belief, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy and maternity, disability or age.
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