Sourcing Manager - Apparel at Fanatics | Powderkeg

Location: Florida - Tampa

Employment Type: Salaried

Team: FB Corporate

Company Overview

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

The Sourcing Manager is responsible for managing the successful execution sourced programs for the organization. Represents organization in dealings with international suppliers, managing strategic relationships with preferred vendors and factories. The Sourcing Manager leads the commercial interface on behalf of sector for strategic sourcing and supply chain management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Source Development
  • Develop a tactical sourcing plan and provide expertise on changes in supplier operations.
  • Manage, forecast capacity planning with supplier.
  • Negotiate and manage all associated supply contracts. Analyze, discuss, and resolve problems by negotiating solutions between suppliers and sector.
  • Work cross functionally with Planning and Merchandising Teams.
  • Lead supplier development through the initiation and implementation of supplier scorecards
  • Understand and monitor supply based on key performance measures and market conditions.
  • Manage and control all aspects of product, costs, cost structures, and business strategies of preferred suppliers and ensures suppliers are compliant with social compliance requirements.

Order Placement/Production/Delivery

  • Manage the process of passing costs and factory information to Planning for issuance of PO's.
  • Visit factories during production to ensure spec adherence and stability of production.
  • Ensure production reports are completed weekly and monitored for compliance to delivery dates. Establish appropriate lead times for production and freight to meet confirmed ex-country dates.
  • Manage and monitor quality through QA reports and inspections to insure desired results.
  • Act as the liaison for all prototypes, fit assessments, lab tests, and other PD/sourcing interfaces.
  • Staff Management - Monitor the performance of staff, giving guidance and feedback, as needed, to insure understanding of job related functions to successfully meet the job requirements. Provide training, as necessary, to improve performance to meet the continuously changing needs of sourcing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 8+ years relevant experience in sourcing, development, quality and production
  • Strong computer skills with intermediate level in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and necessary systems needed
  • Knowledge of garment construction
  • Working experience with global trade in textiles and apparel sourcing processes
  • Experience working with vendors in Asia and South/Central America
  • Knowledge of industry standard quality processes/procedures and compliance regulations.
  • Ability to introduce and implement new processes and procedures
  • Ability to communicate across multiple cultural and experience levels, both internally and externally
  • Travel required

Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don’t fall victim to fraud. Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Fanatics recruiters will only reach out to applicants from an or email address. For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Sourcing Manager - Apparel
  • Company
  • Location
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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