Sourcing Assistant

On the hunt for a place to start and grow your career in the fashion and merchandising industry?  Consider working for Belk, a leading department store that promotes Modern. Southern. Style.  We currently have a spot available for a Sourcing Assistant along with many other similar job openings that might be of interest to you.  Our company boasts a contemporary work environment complete with onsite dining options and outdoor seating options, a large gym for your early morning, lunchtime or after hours workout, and an excellent employee benefits package.  Here is your chance to join our team that markets both private label and national brands to consumers, with specific focuses on apparel, cosmetics, and home goods.

As a Sourcing Assistant at our corporate office here in Charlotte, you will be part of a high-energy brand management team that will focus on producing Private Label Brands that are manufactured exclusively for Belk’s customers.  Your responsibilities will include assisting the Sourcing Manager by following up and tracking private brand merchandise, and ensuring that the production of your unique brand is competently managed.  You will be expected to effectively communicate to different branches of our company and to overseas agents in order to ensure that deadlines are met during the production process.  You will also be expected to follow up with vendors and agents to ensure that the products are created and shipped according to contractual agreements.  A significant portion of this job will include shipping packages to overseas offices, monitoring sent items, and resolving any issues that may arise with shipping.

The ideal candidate will be a flexible individual who is capable of driving business in the face of obstacles that may arise.  A strong knowledge of product manufacturing techniques, fabrication, and costing components will be imperative to your success in this role.  You will need to be a detail-oriented individual with excellent time management skills.  A knack for communicating effectively—both verbally and in writing—will be a key component to the Sourcing Assistant role.  You will also need to have a firm grasp of retail math and formulas in order to analyze marketing activities and the like.

Are you looking to start a new career in Charlotte?  If you are unfamiliar with this wonderful city, you should know that it is a great place for young professionals looking for the “foot-in-the-door” opportunity.  Even those who have been in the fashion retail industry for a while find many opportunities to advance their careers. Charlotte is growing at a rapid pace, and is home to a vibrant arts and cultural scene.  Areas throughout town such as NoDa and Plaza Midwood are renowned for their new-age restaurants and in-vogue breweries, giving residents plenty of opportunities to gather with co-workers or new acquaintances for a pint of beer and a seasonal dish.  Would you rather check out the art scene?  Try walking through NoDa where you can view artwork and even chat with the artists over a glass of wine or coffee.

Does the Sourcing Assistant job at Belk appear to be your perfect fit?  If you would like to apply for this position, please check out the open positions listed under the “Apply Now” icon, or email your resume to our recruiters at FashionJobs@Belk.com!  Not sure if this job description fits your style?  Take a look at our list of job openings below!