As a Global Sourcing Planner, you will be a key player in managing and supporting sourcing operations within our Global Sourcing Planning team. Your role will be crucial in collaborating with vendors and Pentland business stakeholders to ensure we meet our key performance indicators (KPIs).


Focusing on our Berghaus brand, you will be responsible for developing strong relationships with our vendors, coordinating capacity and materials bookings, placing purchase orders via SAP and Nexus systems, tracking production, and maintaining effective communication with stakeholders.


About the role:


  • Coordination: Oversee production capacity and material bookings with vendors.
  • Planning: Develop and communicate global buy plans with our regional merchandising teams.
  • Buying Cycle Management: Handle the monthly buying cycle, ensuring purchases align with the seasonal buying calendar.
  • Order Management: Create and manage direct delivery and distribution center purchase orders within SAP and Nexus systems.
  • Production Monitoring: Track production plans with our global vendor base to ensure business requirements are met.
  • Vendor Relationships: Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors to support Pentland's strategic direction.
  • Onboarding Support: Assist in onboarding new vendors and provide guidance on Pentland processes.
  • KPI Reporting: Generate key performance indicator reports to support vendor reviews and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Cost Management: Manage raw material liabilities and coordinate with teams to minimize waste and costs.
  • Critical Path Monitoring: Keep track of department critical path activities.
  • Cost Oversight: Manage additional costs from vendors.
  • Non-Conformance Management: Identify and address non-conformances against agreed processes.
  • Support: Provide assistance across the global sourcing planning function when necessary.


About you:


  • Proven experience in sourcing, procurement, or supply chain planning.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain principles, processes, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in SAP / other relevant supply chain management systems.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data, generate insights, and drive informed decision-making.
  • Proactive attitude with a focus on problem-solving and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.


The offer:


  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid / smart working from Sunderland
  • Brand and retail perks
  • Financial, travel and time out perks
  • Wellbeing commitment 


Who we are


We are Pentland Brands, a global family business that touches the lives of millions through some of the world’s most-loved active and footwear brands. We proudly own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, Ellesse, KangaROOS, and Red or Dead.


Our history is rich and remarkable, filled with stories of family, ambition, and innovation. We lead from the front, creating a legacy of outstanding brands and extraordinary people. We pioneer brands that make life better, that form emotional connections with our consumers, and that keep people on the move.


Our brands do good, and we are a positive force taking action for people and the planet.


We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and grow. We believe this is an exceptional place to build brands and careers. We want you to come to work every day excited about what we can achieve together, driven by a clear, single-minded focus on being consumer-centric and relentlessly improving our performance.


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