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Sourcing Manager - Textiles (EU buying office)ConnectedGroup Ltd
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  • Posted on 21 Mar 2019
Sourcing Manager - Textiles (EU buying office)ConnectedGroup Ltd
Job Highlights
  • Top 10 European retailers
  • Lead 3-4 subordinates
  • Degree is a must
Job Description

Sourcing Manager (Textile)

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of top European retailers as a Sourcing Manager for their sourcing office in Hong Kong. The company has a strong presence all-over Europe and a successful sourcing business for a number of years in Asia. Reporting directly into the Sourcing Director, you will be leading a number of staffs to strategically plan and execute various sourcing operations.

As a senior member of the sourcing team, you will be responsible for:-

  • Vendor management
    • Analyse, evaluate and improve vendor's capabilities and performance
    • Capacity management
    • Expand or consolidate vendor base when appropriate
    • Price negotiation and create detailed cost saving plans and methods
    • Lead-time negotiation along with regular trouble shooting issues such as deliveries and quality issues
  • Communications with head office
    • Build up strong communication platform and schedules with buyers and designers
    • Constant interaction and consultation on vendor capacity, order allocation etc
    • Observe and understand in detail the buyer's needs and provide as much support as possible
    • Lead and supervise the sampling and costing operations and strive for continuous improvement
  • Communications with internal teams in off-shore countries
    • Monitor capacity of each location carefully
    • Analyse, evaluate and propose available capacity for order allocation
    • Drive and execute certain projects and strategies together to achieve the common goal
  • Communications with internal support teams
    • Build trust with the quality and CSR teams in order to ensure all products sourced are done so ethically at the required quality standards
    • Assist in certain quality or CSR driven initiatives
    • Assist in any quality issues, claims or disputes between buyers/QA with vendors
    • Monitor potential quality issues and execute relative solutions to ensure they can be avoided
  • Merchandising Activities
    • Supervise and lead the merchandising operations, including T&A follow ups
    • Follow production plans and WIPs to ensure all orders are shipped on time
  • Key Performance Indicator
    • Your performance will be evaluated based on price margin, sampling and shipment deliveries, communications between key stakeholders and direct manager, along with quality 'right first time' initiative

Requirements:-

  • Bachelor degree of above in Textiles / Fashion or related discipline (Masters / MBA an advantage)
  • Minimum 12 years relevant sourcing experience from EU buying offices with at least 6 years management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal Chinese and English
  • Strong knowledge in mens/ladies apparel - must have good knowledge in woven/knit/denim items
  • Proven managerial skills
  • Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Must have strong sourcing experience in China and SEA countries (e.g. Bangladesh, India)
  • Experience working in large sized European retailers is a must
  • Travelling will be frequent

Interested parties please send your CV in word format to Angela Tsui () for more information.

For other available opportunities, please visit www.connectedgroup.com

Additional Information
Years of Experience
8 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Company details
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.



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