Head of Fabric & Materials - Lifestyle & Sportswear

Location Hong Kong
Job-type Full Time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Vincent Chow
Email email Vincent
Reference 3_1634553914

Head of Fabric & Materials - Lifestyle & Sportswear

One of the leading fashion & apparel buying offices in Hong Kong is looking to bring on board a fabric and material expert to join and lead their material management team in order to further grow their already highly successful business. You will be reporting into the MD directly and leading a well established team of over 15 to drive for the continuous excellence that the company is known for.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategically define and execute the company's sourcing strategy in materials and trims
  • Be able to provide managerial leadership to provide excellent service to various brands' buyers and designers
  • Understand the market and trends and various significant events and new technology
  • Manage the fabric mills 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 the fabric mills
  • Negotiate with the mills 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 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
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or above in textiles or related discipline
  • Minimum of 15 yrs experience working for fashion and apparel manufacturing / trading / buying offices
  • Minimum of 8 yrs experience as manager or above
  • Must have excellent fabric and trims sourcing, vendor management, technical and quality understanding
  • Fluent English and Chinese

Interested parties pls send your CV to Vincent.chow@connectedgroup.com