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Role Profile: Apparel Sourcing Manager

Manifattura Valcismon S.p.A. (the parent company of the MVC Group) is a leading manufacturer of high performance clothing for cyclists and winter sport athletes. The MVC Group is recognized internationally for the outstanding quality and unparalleled technical performance of its products, as evidenced by the international sport professionals’ loyalty to the Group’s brands. The history is deeply rooted in the Italian sport tradition, representing for over 75 years a reference point for top professional athletes and amateurs, who find in the Group’s brands (Castelli, Sportful and Karpos) a top performance, customizable and trustworthy partner. Over the years, the MVC Group has recorded a stellar growth.


We firmly believe that the only way for MVC Group to achieve its vision, is to have a company culture that is supportive and inspires the individuals who will get us there. Our associates take pride in our world-class service and products, treating customers, vendor partners, and each other with integrity and mutual respect. We work in a supportive, team-oriented environment, focusing on performance, continuous improvement, and exceeding our customers’ expectations.


Role Purpose

The Apparel Sourcing Manager is responsible for managing direct merchandise vendor relationships and ensuring that the vendor conforms to applicable standards as it relates to product quality, price, on time delivery and code of conduct. This position will negotiate costs, onboard new vendors and provide new sourcing options where needed.

We are seeking applicants with remarcable sourcing experience in sports cycling and outdoor apparel.


Who you will be working with:

This position will report to the Group Chief Operations Officer.

The position will interface with MVC Group Suppliers, Product Design and Development, Planning & Production, Logistics, Accounts Payable, Merchandising teams optimizing the production process and allocating styles which leverage the best capabilities of our supply base while granting the best cost without compromising the design of the style, the brand’s quality standard or on time delivery.

This position is based in our Head Office in Fonzaso (BL) Italy.


How we will measure success:

1. Cost Control/Achieving Initial Mark Up targets;

2. Vendor Base that meets MVC Group standards and requirements;

3. Support and execution of company initiatives.


Things you will be working on:

  • Vendor Management;
  • Seasonal cost negotiation and finalization;
  • System data accuracy;
  • Maintain vendor database;
  • Maintain seasonal purchasing calendar;
  • Enforce vendor manual compliance;
  • Resolve quality issues;
  • Support Product Design and Development;
  • Problem solving and issue resolution;
  • Other duties and projects as required.
  • Skills that will be important in this role:
  • Commitment to exceeding internal and external customer expectations;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to think strategically and act tactically;
  • Proactive approach;
  • Very strong organizational skills, timeline conscious;
  • Results oriented individual with attention to detail.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree and/or relevant work experience in Sports Cycling and Outdoor Apparel;
  • 5+ years’ experience in Apparel and/or Accessories Sourcing or Product Development;
  • Excellent oral and written skills both in Italian and English;
  • Results-oriented and strong attention to detail with high accuracy;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability and availability to travel on a regular basis, including internationally as required.