Global Sourcing Director, Apparel OEM Factory
A newly created role within a fast growing public listed company in China
An oppiortuntiy to build up the global sourcing orgainization from scratch
About Our Client
Our client is a Chinese based public listed company, with its main business in apparel, sportswear and suitcase industry. They have very successful business in both B2B and online B2C areas. They not only provide the OEM/ODM service to the global leading fashion brand, but also created their own brand, and the commercial sales has been proved very successful in China market.
Due to the strong and aggressive business expansion plan globally. Right now, they are looking for a high caliber Head of Global Sourcing to join in theiaggressiver business. This role will be based in Anhui Province China, will frequent business travel required.
You will lead and drive short and long-range materials sourcing strategies that will drive profitable and sustainable growth. You'll build strong partnerships with Apparel & Accessories Product Engine partners. You and your team will be accountable for ensuring that your strategies deliver on company's foundational sourcing goals of capability, sustainability, profitability and leadtime.
Results-oriented and strategic, you thrive in a cross-functional environment, wearing different hats pending the topic or issue at hand. You are comfortable engaging with different partner groups, tailoring your messages accordingly and building strong partnerships. This role is perfect for a team-player with drive, curiosity, and exceptional communication skills. You know how to rise above the day-to-day and help support meaningful strategies and sustained results.
Working with your team and others, you'll drive the Material Sourcing Strategy across the organization. You'll lead adoption & adherence of the sourcing direction based on regional, capability, and, factory alignment needs. You'll demonstrate your strong knowledge of the key vendor base to optimize alignment and capabilities. And, constantly elevate & evolve the long-range material sourcing strategy.
Your typical day/week will include a variety of meetings with your team and other cross-functional partners. You and your team will focus on delivering the goals for the season at hand and also driving toward longer term priorities.
The Successful Applicant
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
10+ years relevant materials sourcing work experience (supply chain, product, or manufacturing).
Specific knowledge and experience in apparel or accessories (textile, trim, packaging, garment) manufacturing and supply chain is preferred.
Experience in big apparel OEM/ODM company or buying office will be highly preferred
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including superior presentation skills
Fluent in both English and Chinese mandarin
Strong influencing skills & ability to collaborate with various partners cross-functionally.
You are comfortable engaging with different partner groups, tailoring your messages accordingly and building strong partnerships
Ability to travel
Critical leadership capabilities include:
Communicates Vision & Purpose
Adopt & leads change
Acts with Courage
What's on Offer
Competitive salary package comparing to the global fortune 500 company. An opportunity to build up the entire global sourcing organisation from the scartch. Be a part of rapid growth of a Chinese based company, when it goes globalisation.