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Sourcing Director (Merchandising Director), Apparel
- Hong Kong based
- 5 days work week
About Our Client
Our client is a rapidly growing US retailer with expansion plans in Asia. Exciting opportunities now exist for experienced and seasoned merchandising executive to spearhead the sourcing, development and merchandising strategies across the Asia Pacific region.
Reporting to the VP, you will be responsible for the development of the Asian sourcing operations for apparel including strategic sourcing, product development, new supplier development and quality management. Key responsibilities will include leading merchandising and product development teams, P&L management, overseeing sampling, costing, order execution, production and delivery while ensuring divisional performance and consistency. You will recruit, provide leadership and training to your team while maintaining an effective communication flow with the product development, sourcing and commercialisation teams at the headquarters. In addition, you will work closely with vendors and visit fairs to build feasible and cost effective styling, fabric and trim ideas.
The Successful Applicant
The successful applicant will be degree qualified with a minimum of 15-20 years experience in apparel sourcing preferably from US buying offices. The role will cover all categories across men's, ladies and kidswear and currently sourced from China and other offshore countries. Extensive knowledge of woven, knits, sweaters and denim, product development and production processes is essential while candidates with team set up experience, working directly with sourcing and commercial teams with the headquarters will be highly sought after. Results driven and detail oriented, you will have developed a wide network of vendors in China and SE Asia and have managed vendor performance, cost fluctuations and delivery problems. You will be a mature, confident and hands-on leader with strong business acumen, people and excellent communication skills. Fluency in English is essential, while Chinese language skills is a plus.
What's on Offer
Financially strong and growing company with target to grow the apparel team in Hong Kong.