Head of Procurement
Head of Department
About Our Client
RDP is a global trading company head-quartered in London with the capability of driving a range of products from an initial sketch to final delivery across the globe. RDP provide promotional and consumer products for some of the largest media companies in the world, including film, games, theme parks, retail and family. In close partnership with our London head office, we operate trading offices in Hong Kong, China, L.A and going through a sustained period of rapid expansion.
We are currently looking for a Head of Procurement, to manage the sourcing & buying, quality & compliance functions. The candidates need to have a proven track record working in the gift & premium & licensed toys industry, managing teams 15+ based in both Hong Kong & Shenzhen. You will lead & develop strategic sourcing strategies, handle contract negotiations and build long-standing cooperative partnerships with key suppliers. In addition you will have accountability for assessing quality & compliance and monitoring performance of existing vendors and reviewing finished goods procedures. You will report into the CEO, based in the UK with a dotted line into the Deputy Managing Director based in Hong Kong.
The Successful Applicant
We are looking for demonstrable expertise within the Promotional and gift/toys with purchase industry. You will need to possess strong sourcing, procurement & vendor management experience, which extends to covering supplier quality & compliance. Understanding of ISO accredited suppliers is crucial. You must be hands on, prepared to travel to China and deal directly with suppliers across the region. In addition, we are looking for candidates with excellent communication, people-management expertise and strong commercial acumen who can drive continuous improvement programmes within the business. SAP is preferred and extensive travel expected.
What's on Offer
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitions Procurement or Quality executive to join a progressive and expanding promotional products business, offering variety, challenge and long term career prospects. Our client is offering a competitive compensation package with excellent bonus potential, commensurate with a Director level position.