A well known EU Buying Office with more than a decade of history in Hong Kong. With over 1000+ stores in Europe and more than 400 employees in Asia. The products are known for safety, innovative and high quality. Due to the business expansion, they are now recruiting a Sourcing Manager, Fashion Accessories to join the team.
- Drive sourcing strategy and product development programs within your defined category in Accessories
- Report to the Sourcing Director and lead a small team
- Develop existing and new supplier base, identify and evaluate potential manufacturers according to capacity, quality product and manage costing and pricing negotiation process
- Define and implement internal merchandising processes and resolve issues in collaboration with factories and internal Quality, and Supply Chain Functions
- For Manager positions you will be expected to build up and lead a team of Merchandisers and provide training and mentoring
- Focus on sourcing extensively out of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar is a distinct advantage.
- Perform well in a fast paced & pressured environment
- Solid experience in Sourcing/ Buying Office of Major retailer or Fast Fashion House preferably for the European market
- Expertise in Sourcing, Vendor management and product development of branded fashion garments for 'Western' market
- Hands- on experience working with suppliers on production line to resolve technical or quality issues
- Ability to think strategically, perform detail analysis and present findings to senior stakeholder in Asia Office as well as HQ
- Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to interact effectively at all levels
- Willingness to travel to visit factories and trade shows as well as Internal meeting at HQ
- Fluency in English both written and spoken is Essential (Cantonese and Mandarin speaking is not a must)
- Degree in Fashion, Textile design & production or relevant