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Sourcing Assistant - MP Activewear


Sourcing Assistant - MP Activewear

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THG Nutrition


Manchester, United Kingdom

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THG is a fast-moving, global technology business that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers. Our world-class proprietary tech and infrastructure powers our extensive portfolio of beauty, nutrition and lifestyle brands and is now helping drive exponential growth of our clients’ brands globally.  

We’re powered by a global team of over 7,000 ambitious people around the world. Our culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, it’s this DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG, and play a part in driving the group forward on its exciting journey. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step in your career, challenge yourself every day and evolve with the world around you, THG is ready for you. 

THG Nutrition & Wellness 

THG Nutrition & Wellness is home to some of the best loved and most trusted names in wellbeing and nutrition, including Myprotein, the world's largest online sports nutrition brand, its family of brands, Myvegan, Myvitamins, Command, MP Activewear and MyPRO, plus Exante Diet.   

We want to be the world's most empowering health movement, championing everyone to live healthier, more active lives. Our brands and people exist to break boundaries, to power and empower those who want more. We break conventions, we’re a force for good, and we keep it real. These are the values that drive us through every day.  

Everything we do is done in-house, from manufacturing and new product development to content creation, e-commerce, marketing and logistics. This means we’re perfectly positioned to deliver to our vision and keep our place at the top of a fast-moving, global industry.   

It's an incredibly exciting time to join the team, and we’re always looking for talented people who share our vision and values to drive our Nutrition & Wellness movement forward.  

MP Activewear ( 

Job Role: Sourcing Assistant 

Job Location: Manchester, WA15 0AF 

As Sourcing Assistant for MP Activewear, you will be responsible in assisting the Senior Sourcing Manager with identifying supply base gaps, monitor and continuously communicate with all suppliers. This role will provide you with the opportunity to support the global sourcing strategy, whilst also support in exploring emerging markets and seeking new suppliers. 

Alongside this, you will provide administration support across the sourcing team which includes data compilation, monthly reports and supplier management. 

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Have an understanding of how to negotiate with suppliers 
  • Understand payment terms, supplier MOQ and lead times 
  • Have a understanding of different COO’s and their capabilities 
  • Collaborate with suppliers on cross costing exercises and understand cost saving strategies 
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders – understanding how their job role works and how we can collaborate together to achieve the global sourcing strategy 
  • Owns the monthly supplier traffic light system and is responsible for sending performance reports monthly 
  • Ensure supplier factory data held is accurate and updated monthly 
  • Support in achieving key sustainability goals 
  • Keen interest in sustainability, keeping up to date with the latest innovations to report back to the team 
  • Coordination and sample management in the office 
  • Work with Senior Sourcing Manager to scope out new suppliers 
  • Has the ability to run reports with a good understanding of excel 
  • Manage daily email communication with global supply base 

About you: 

  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline (Buying & Merchandising, Supply Chain) OR have at least 1-2 years industry experience 
  •  Brilliant time-management, organisation and communication skills and plenty of initiative 
  • Excellent excel & analytical skills with high attention to detail 
  • Tenacious attitude and the ability to work well in a team 
  • To be calm under pressure 

What's on offer: 

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities 
  • Discounts across THG Brands 
  • Pension 
  • On site gym 
  • On site hair dresser 
  • On site doctor 
  • Other benefits 

Because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further. 

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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