Managing Director, Asia - Retail Sourcing

Hong Kong Permanent
  • International Retailer
  • Managing Multiple Offices

About Our Client

Our client is an International Retail power-house and market leader in their specialised sector. This Retail Group prides itself on their ethical and sustainable approach to sourcing, their passion and care for employees at all levels within the organisation combined with a completely customer approach ensuring that customer experience and satisfaction is a top priority.

Job Description

Reporting to Global Headquarters, the Hong Kong based Managing Director will take responsibility for:

- Implementing and driving an effective Asia growth strategy across China and South East Asia that allows for financial targets and operational deadlines to be met

- Developing world class talent currently with the organisation as well as future hires

- Leading a working culture that completely supports the professional and personal needs of staff

- Managing and developing strategic relationships with key suppliers in the region

- Delivering a robust costing platform that enables strong partnership with all vendors (ie contract manufacturers and 3PL partners)

- Developing and maintaining close and effective partnerships with NPD, Design, Planning teams as well as Buyers based in global HQ ensuring clear communication channels

- Expanding product categories and diversifying supplier matrix across multiple countries of origin

- Ensuring the highest level of sustainability, compliance and ethics at all times continuing to make this a fundamental part of the company culture in Asia.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will have:

- A comprehensive track-record working for major international retail organisations

- Extensive experience sourcing from the Asia region with China being a top priority

- Diverse product experience (ie. home, garden, DIY, stationary) combining hard and soft line

- Current or very recent experience living in Hong Kong, China or SEA

- Proven people management skills and a passion for mentoring talent

- Highly numerical and data driven

- Outstanding communication skills; Excellent English

- A team player, highly ethical, empathetic business leader

What's on Offer

This role will offer a highly competitive compensation packaging including allowances and/or benefits should they be required.

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