Head of Global Sourcing

Location Hong Kong, Central and Western District
Job-type Full Time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Kammy Ng
Email email Kammy
Reference ASWQ-450074_1625724329

A major US fashion & apparel company is looking to hire a head of global sourcing for their Hong Kong office to lead their sourcing and production operations. The role will require you to lead a team of over 70 staffs. You will report into the HQ in the US. The goal is for you to build a strong sourcing strategy and operations across all sourcing and production countries in South East Asia, and to become the key partner to the team based in the HQ.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and develop suitable and effective sourcing strategies, both by vendor and country and region
  • Hands on approach towards planning and management
  • Build solid work relationships with internal and external stakeholders and vendors to provide effective and creative solutions to achieve business targets
  • Aggressively drive price negotiation and work closely with design and PD teams to discover potential cost saving ideas without damaging the quality and aesthetic of the styles
  • Regularly monitoring with HQ's teams on T&A, business and sourcing strategies
  • Ensure products are of high-quality standards set by the company
  • Review and evaluate vendor performance and manage them to configure improvement plans
  • Monitor compliance and sustainability levels of vendors to ensure ethical targets are achieved
  • Proactively lead sourcing in potential new sourcing regions or vendors including emerging markets in order to achieve competitive cost without compromising lead-time and quality
  • Manage P&L and budgeting to achieve corporate goals and targets
  • Lead, develop, and guide the team to achieve consistently high performance with good team morale


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years' experience in sourcing and product development with at least 5 years of senior management (Director or above) experience in a matrix organization
  • Extensive experience with developing global sourcing strategy with diversified country matrix, multiple foreign offices and risk profile analysis
  • Experience across multiple product categories and distribution channels
  • Demonstrated strong verbal, written, analytical and negotiation skills
  • A high energy, roll-up-the-sleeves attitude with a positive approach to dealing with challenges
  • Attract, develop, and retain top level talent and demonstrated ability to motivate, develop and inspire a team
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, Mandarin and Cantonese a plus
  • Travel required