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Sourcing Manager (Seasonal Products, Buying Office)

Job Title: Sourcing Manager (Seasonal Products, Buying Office)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kwun Tong, Kwun Tong District
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 45238_1609725028
Contact Name: Jason Li
Contact Email: jason.li@kos-intl.com
Job Published: January 04, 2021 09:50

Job Description

About our Client

Our client is the market leader in mass retail chain with an annual turnover of US$1.3 billion and more than 400 stores in Europe. The group owns a global sourcing hub in Hong Kong and due to rapid business expansion in the region, they are looking for a high calibre Category Sourcing Manager to improve the sourcing capability and service level of seasonal products division.


About the Role

  • Report to Category Manager, this is an individual contributor
  • Plan, collaborate and control all of the activities of assigned sourcing category, work with manager and all partners to execute.
  • Monitor workflow, production and coordinate vendor site visits for assigned category.
  • Strategically source and follow production program guidelines to meet established goals for assigned category. Follow through from placement, production to shipment.
  • Conduct market research and coordinate all merchant visits at trade fairs, vendor visits and exhibitions for market sector. Understand and articulate the business.
  • Source new vendors as needed, research and visit new and existing manufacturers, factories required valuate each source with the intent of building a long-term business relationship, while guiding them to meet the brand fashion, quality and value requirements.
  • Work closely with team, vendors and global partners on buying calendars, merchandise categories, and production schedules. Negotiate appropriately
  • Ensure inspection programs and all company compliance guidelines are followed with regard to sourcing

Requirement

  • University graduate with minimum 8 years solid experience in sourcing and production or related field
  • Proven relevant experience as specialist in assigned category or generalist in other categories in U.S., Canada, or UK retail market
  • Fluent in conversation, written and comprehension of English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Understanding of buying office, manufacturing principles, materials, production process, and International logistics and trade with hands-on approach
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven record of building relationships
  • Independent with a passion in products and knowledgeable in latest market trends
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial
  • Willing and able to frequently travel to explore new opportunities

Click "Apply Now" to apply for this position or call Jason Li at +852 3180 4962 for a confidential discussion. All information collected will be kept in strict confidence and will be used for recruitment purpose only.