Sourcing Manager - Textiles

Country :
Hong Kong
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Availability :
Full time
Experience :
More than 10 years
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Job description

Sourcing Manager (Textile) This is an excellent opportunity to join one of top European retailers as a Sourcing Manager for their sourcing office in Hong Kong. The company has a strong presence all-over Europe and a successful sourcing business for a number of years in Asia. Reporting directly into the Sourcing Director, you will be leading a number of staffs to 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 * Capacity management * 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 head office * 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 * Lead and supervise the sampling and costing operations and strive for continuous improvement * Communications with internal teams in off-shore countries * Monitor capacity of each location carefully * Analyse, evaluate and propose available capacity for order allocation * Drive and execute certain projects and strategies together to achieve the common goal * 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 * Key Performance Indicator * Your performance will be evaluated based on price margin, sampling and shipment deliveries, communications between key stakeholders and direct manager, along with quality 'right first time' initiative Requirements:- * Bachelor degree of above in Textiles / Fashion or related discipline (Masters / MBA an advantage) * Minimum 12 years relevant sourcing experience from EU buying offices with at least 6 years management experience * Excellent written and verbal Chinese and English * Strong knowledge in mens/ladies apparel - must have good knowledge in woven/knit/denim items * Proven managerial skills * Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment * Must have strong sourcing experience in China and SEA countries (e.g. Bangladesh, India) * Experience working in large sized European retailers is a must * Travelling will be frequent Interested parties please send your CV in word format to Angela Tsui () for more information. For other available opportunities, please visit