Senior Purchasing Manager (Apparel)
German Speaking required
Hong Kong based position
About Our Client
Our client is an international player in the Fast Fashion industry with a diverse clientele and global outreach, operating as a retailer, wholesaler and sourcing office. In response to their rapid growth in recent years, they are looking to hire a senior merchandise purchasing manager, preferably who speaks German to drive and maintain robust supplier relationships across all Asian markets. This is an exciting role, reporting into the CEO and suitable for entrepreneurial candidates with a strong background in the fashion industry.
Reporting into the CEO and based in Hong Kong, you will take a lead role in actively developing a network of new apparel & garment suppliers, whilst maximising existing relationships, consolidating business and ensuring economies of scale are realized. You will lead the sourcing and procuring of textile garments across all Asian Markets and plan seasonal fabric requirements across multiple categories, such as Denim, Trousers, Jackets etc. In addition, you will drive negotiations with suppliers across the categories, calculate open costing and conduct supplier evaluations whilst monitoring performance and quality.
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise working with Garment and Apparel suppliers in Asia, in particular China, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Myanmar, for an international sourcing office. We require a minimum of ten years in the Fashion industry, with a strong network of suppliers and industry contacts. As a leader, you must have the ability to strategically develop markets and drive results, possessing all the pre-requisite communication, leadership and interpersonal skills. Fluency in German and English is essential. An appreciation of the market dynamics of a Fast Fashion label would be advantageous. Frequent travel is expected.
What's on Offer
Your passion and commitment to drive results within a dynamic and fast-paced environment would be compensated generously. By reporting into the CEO you will have both exposure and accountability in a very visible role within the organisation. For that our client offers a highly lucrative remuneration package. Role is Hong Kong based.