Sourcing Manager - Textiles

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Hong Kong
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Full time
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More than 10 years
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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


* 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.

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