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Head of Raw MaterialsConnectedGroup Ltd
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  • Posted on 21 Aug 2019
Head of Raw MaterialsConnectedGroup Ltd

Job Highlights

  • A leading global retailer
  • Handle fabric & trims
  • From sourcing, development, quality to technical

Job Description

Head of Raw Materials

This is a great opportunity to join a leading global retailer's sourcing office as their head of raw materials. The company is looking bring on board a material expert to join and lead their established team in order to further grow their already highly successful business.


  • Strategically define and execute the company's sourcing strategy in materials
  • Be able to provide excellent service to internal and external stakeholders including merchandising, buying, quality, PD & design teams etc.
  • Continuously look for new innovation technology and raw materials that can help expand the brand(s) material portfolio
  • Manager all material operations from development, sourcing, production and shipment
  • Manage material vendors and ensure their performance is of the highest standard consistently
  • Be able to lead the suppliers and be able to represent them in terms of their capabilities, price and product ranges, capacity and quality
  • Work closely with the merchandising team to distinguish the most suitable plan of action and development direction with material suppliers
  • Negotiate with suppliers according to the company's needs in terms of lead-time and prices
  • Continuously drive for excellence - align the company's values with the suppliers
  • Provide technical knowledge and support to both internal and external teams
  • Train and develop the team and also to external stakeholders in order to drive for excellence in a holistic way
  • Ensure suppliers fulfil the company's quality and compliance standards
  • Strengthen the company's material library whilst maintaining and optimizing it's usage
  • Regularly attend various trade shows


  • Bachelor degree or above in textiles or related discipline
  • Minimum of 15 yrs experience working in directorial level in materials management roles for retailers
  • Minimum of 8 yrs experience as manager or above
  • Must have excellent materials sourcing, vendor management, technical and quality understanding
  • Must speak and write fluent English and Chinese
  • PLM system knowledge an advantage
  • Willingness to travel

Interested parties pls send your CV

Additional Information

Years of Experience
15 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

ConnectedGroup is an executive search and recruitment firm with offices in Hong Kong and China. We work across a number of industry sectors providing cross-functional recruitment. Our specialisms are Financial Services, Legal, Manufacturing, Supply Chain/Sourcing, Industrial, Technology, Strategy & Transformation, Life Sciences, Consumer and Retail/Luxury Goods, Hospitality, Sales, Marketing & Communications, Corporate Functions/Administration (Human Resources & Talent Acquisition/Finance/Accounting/Professional Support), Property & Real Estate.

All information is used for recruitment purposes only. Although we endeavour to respond to every applicant this may not always be possible so if you receive no response within 60 days, please consider your application for this specific vacancy to be unsuccessful. We will contact you with the next vacancy that matches your profile.

Additional Company Information

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