PD & Sourcing Director (Sportswear)

Location Hong Kong
Job-type Full Time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Vincent Chow
Email email Vincent
Reference 1_1641951560

PD & Sourcing Director (Sportswear)

A global lifestyle retailer is now looking to hire a director for PD & sourcing to join their well-established business. Leading a team of over 15, you will be in charge of all sourcing and product development operations for product categories such as knits, sweater, accessories & swimwear, whilst reporting directly to the managing director.

Key responsibilities: -

  • Sourcing & Vendor Management
    • Supervise and lead all sourcing and product development operations
    • 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
    • Analyse, evaluate and improve vendor's capabilities and performance
    • 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
  • Product Development
    • Work closely with suppliers on providing available products and new trends, technology
    • Frequent communications with buyers and designers on available products on offer and manage all sampling processes
    • Drive price negotiations and strive for meeting or exceeding target margins
  • Communications with internal support teams
    • Assist in certain quality 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

Requirements: -

  • Bachelor's degree of above in Fashion or related discipline
  • Self-driven, flexible
  • Minimum 15 years relevant sourcing experience with at least 5 years director level experience
  • Excellent written and verbal Cantonese, Mandarin and English
  • Strong product technical knowledge in sportswear, especially in knits is a must
  • International travel is required and to production sites in Southeast Asia or otherwise

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