Senior Sourcing Manager - Apparel

Location Hong Kong
Job-type Full Time
Salary Negotiable
Contact Vincent Chow
Email email Vincent
Reference 1_1612420401

Senior Sourcing Manager - Apparel

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the largest global retailers as their senior sourcing manager for their rapidly growing apparel business based in Hong Kong. Reporting into the the director of sourcing, you will be managing the sourcing operations in various categories in the clothing categories, and strategically plan and execute various sourcing operations.

As a senior member of the sourcing team, you will be responsible for:-

  • Vendor management
    • Analyse, evaluate and improve vendor's capabilities and performance
    • Source and develop products with vendors
    • 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
  • Communications with buyers
    • Build up strong communication platform and schedules with buyers and designers
    • 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
  • Communications with internal support teams
    • Build trust with the quality and CSR teams in order to ensure all products sourced are done so ethically at the required quality standards
    • Assist in certain quality or CSR 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
  • Merchandising Activities
    • Supervise and lead the merchandising operations, including T&A follow ups
    • Follow production plans and WIPs to ensure all orders are shipped on time

Requirements:-

  • Bachelor degree of above in Textiles / Fashion or related discipline is a must - candidates with stronger academic achievements will be preferred
  • Minimum 15 years relevant sourcing experience from major US or EU retailer's sourcing offices with at least 7 yrs management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal Cantonese, Mandarin and English
  • Strong knowledge in apparel manufacturing, sourcing and merchandising experience
  • Self-driven, flexible, opened-minded and creative
  • Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment

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