A large US branded consumer company is looking for VP – Asia for its sourcing operation. Its Asia Operations sources and buys some $300M USD of materials or finished products in China and around Asia. Primary products include festival related consumer items, paper products, gift and toys.
This is an exciting executive opportunity for a procurement professional that has proven track record in the consumer industry and has strategic and bold thinking, teamwork, superior leadership and full cross-functional involvement.
The focus of the role is primarily on China plus developing other Asia locations for sourcing.
The role will be responsible for tactical procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and supplier quality across a broad group of finished goods and printed materials.
As the VP Asia of Global Sourcing, the post-holder will lead a team of professionals within the Global Sourcing organization and will take ownership in establishing and managing supply solutions across the China / Asia and Southeast Asia regions. The post-holder will be responsible for driving operational excellence and acting as a point person for supplier relationship development and problem resolution. A thorough knowledge of supply chain, category / commodity management, payment terms, purchasing, material / inventory control, and supplier quality disciplines will be important. Also have the skill in forecasting materials trends and understanding market dynamics to help minimize supply risks and financial exposure. Possessing exceptional skills with respect to team development, process development, managing execution discipline and be excited about the opportunity to serve as a change agent for the business are also important. The post-holder should have passion for supply management, unquestionable integrity and be a leader who leads-by-example.
The position is to be based in Shenzhen or Hong Kong.
Interested candidates to email your up-to-date CV with salary history to Cita, Nancy & Simon.
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