Responsible Sourcing Lead - FTC

Salary Up to £32,000pa
Discipline Product and Trade
Contact NameRebecca O'Driscoll

Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance.

Working here you’ll explore everything the world of digital retail has to offer — asking questions, trying new things and chasing new opportunities. Combine this curiosity with the freedom to make your own decisions, take charge of projects and work flexibly, and you’ve got the perfect place to show your skills and learn new ones. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, your work with us will have a serious impact on the business, your career and our customers’ lives. We are proud to be N Brown.

As a Responsible Sourcing Lead you will support our global sourcing strategy delivering best in class suppliers and maximising data enabling the buying and merchandising teams to improve their KPI’s.  

What you’ll do:

  • Supporting the head of responsible sourcing to deliver the sourcing strategy
  • Understand current global markets and explore new opportunities ensuring sustainability is at the heart of all process.
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships globally.
  • Coordinate with new suppliers on business processes, price of products and ensure smooth onboarding
  • Manage a central database and a suite of reports to track supplier performance including scorecards covering critical path management, BIM to NAM, lead times.
  • Ensure that the supplier management process is implemented and embedded successfully across the business, reporting progress and working cross functionally.
  • Work closely with the product teams to deliver key initiatives ensuring service is maximised and margins are met
  • Support and communicate our sustainability strategy with buying teams and supply base alongside sustainability team


Who you are:

  • Degree level or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong excel and data management skills
  • Good understanding of global sourcing/procurement.
  • Good understanding of fabric and sustainability
  • Contacts and extensive experience with international suppliers and manufacturers; and good negotiation skills to get the best price and delivery schedule.


Your Benefits:

  • Competitive bonus scheme – we reward you when we succeed
  • Company pension scheme which we’ll match up to 5% and if you put in 6% we’ll contribute 8%.
  • Life Assurance
  • You’ll receive 24 days plus bank holidays. Your holiday entitlement increases with length of service and you’ll have the option to purchase an extra 10 days per year.
  • Amazing colleague discount scheme across all our brands
  • And loads more! For more info


Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.