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Sourcing Specialist - Home ProductsTJX Companies Inc
  • Kwun Tong
  • Salary negotiable
  • Posted on 19 Nov 2019
Sourcing Specialist - Home ProductsTJX Companies Inc

Job Highlights

  • 5 years proven experience in Home Products
  • Knowledge in U.S. Canada or UK retail market
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Job Description

 

Overview:
Plan and control the activities of possible designated sourcing unit, monitor workflow and coordinate vendor site visits. Conducts market research and coordinates visits at trade fairs and exhibitions for market sector.  Oversee and visit manufacturers, factories and overseas agents if required.  Work closely with TJX global sourcing team on buying calendars, merchandise categories and production schedules.  Ensure inspection programs and company compliance guidelines are followed with regard to sourcing.   


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and control the activities of possible designated sourcing units on the basis of commercial and development strategies decided by management and merchandise departments. 
  • Organize trips of foreign (or resident) buyers and participate in vendor site visits as required.   
  • Negotiate the best price for merchandise in conjunction with TJX buyers.
  • Remain in constant contact with external management to obtain information on strategies and development projects, sales data on merchandise and market conditions that impact sourcing decisions.
  • Evaluate the market to recommend the best source for a particular product or category of products.  Investigate market opportunities, write proposals to establish cost and benefit of attending trade shows and exhibitions and organize external buyer attendance at shows if required.
  • Research new opportunities based on market trends and coordinate foreign trips to vendors as required.  
  • Once orders are placed, insures order standards are met and handle difficult situations with manufacturers. Spot check vendor warehouses when a quality or production concern arises. Visit factories to create opportunities and resolve problems. 
  • Ensures that potential new vendors and factories can meet TJX’s standards and requirements for Social Compliance and Cargo Security Programs.

Job Requirements:

  • University graduate with minimum 5 years’ solid experience in sourcing and production or related field of which at least 2 years’ experience in buying office, agent or well-known importer catering to U.S. Market
  • Proven relevant experience as specialist in assigned category or generalist in other categories in U.S., Canada, or UK retail market
  • Fluent in conversation, written and comprehension of English and Mandarin Chinese; other language or Chinese dialects a plus
  • Understanding of buying office, manufacturing principles, materials, production process, U.S. customs and International logistics and trade with hands-on approach
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven record of building relationships
  • Exceptional organization, problem solving, negotiation and time management skills
  • Independent with a passion in products and knowledgeable in latest market trends
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial
  • Willing and able to frequently travel to explore new opportunities

 

For applications, submit an online application by clicking Apply Now.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. Personal data collected will be treated with strict confidence and be used exclusively for recruitment purpose. Applicants who are not contacted for an interview within 8 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful.


 

Additional Information

Career Level
Middle
Qualification
Degree
Years of Experience
5 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, is ranked 85 among Fortune 500 companies. TJX operates TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada; TK Maxx in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, and the Netherlands and tkmaxx.com in the U.K., Homesense in the U.K. and Ireland, as well as TK Maxx in Australia. With more than 3,800 stores in nine countries and three e-commerce sites, we are a global, off-price retailer delivering great value to our customers through the combination of brand, fashion, price, and quality. We welcome you to visit us at http://www.tjx.com/.

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Double pay, Five-day work week, Life insurance, Medical insurance

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