Merchandising General Manager, China- Softline & Hardline

Shanghai Permanent
  • The full P&L responsibility of entire China sourcing office
  • A great company company with top position in US ecommerce retail market

About Our Client

Our client is an US based retail brand of diversified product ranges for both softline and hardline. It positions at the top 10 branded retailer on ecommerce market in US for the category they are serving. Our client is committed to bring their customers high qulaity, great design as well as durable products at a competitive price

Our client is a fast-paced environment with a strategic focus on the customer. Due to their strong business strategy plan in China, they are looking for a high caliber General Manager to manage their entire sourcing office based in Shanghai.

Job Description

  • Lead the both Sofeline and Hardline Sourcing, Quality and Supply Chain team in building and executing Sourcing strategies across all categories/depts.
  • Manage/oversee the merchandise sourcing & production of all categories for Owned & Operated channels and flexible business model opportunities
  • Establish vendor strategies, product costing/placement, manage vendor relationships and production oversight related to product categories.
  • Responsible for ensuring products meet established standards for safety and quality in alignment with Global Sourcing objectives.
  • Lead the teams to ensure on time delivery of merchandise to the US of distribution
  • Liaise with key partners within cross functional partners in Product Design, Brand Merchandising, Logistics, Product Integrity, etc.
  • Ensure the individual teams are directed towards clear targets in financials/margin expectations, product quality and execution, and delivery timing.
  • Prepare standard any ad-hoc reports as requested (Time and Action Calendars, production timelines, status updates, etc.).
  • Provides Develops, mentors, and trains team, providing appropriate direction, resources, and environment needed for success.
  • Drives continuous improvement internally and within supply base to elevate supplier performance with measurable results.

Identifies opportunities to leverage cross-category tools, information, processes and resources to optimize organizational performance and support.
Seeks, develops and drives innovative negotiation strategies that lead to significant cost and/or efficiency savings.
Uses understanding of product knowledge/markets by product category to guide team in supporting the creation of the supplier bidding strategy

Uses tools to Manage & Mitigate risk, uncertainty, and threats to ensure continuity of supply, cost control, and quality assurance.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate should be a degree holder with a minimum of 10 years' experience, out of which at least 7+ years in Sourcing, Merchandising, Quality, supply chain/logistics or project management area. You will ideally possess the following:

*Category sourcing expertise in softlinel and hardline with strong knowledge on retail industry

*Prior experience working for the relevant company,familiar with the China manufacturing factory base for the different products is a high plus

*Track record driving successful retail sourcing, merchandising, or category strategies achieving cost and financial objectives & growth

*Previous success in driving transformation or change management ideal

* Self-motivated and results driven. Ability to build strong internal and external relationships.

*Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

*Must be fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin)

What's on Offer

To be part of a world class company team that is supported by supported by caring and love company culture. Our client offers an excellent salary and benefits package, an attractive bonus program based on yourself and the team's performance. Most importantly you will be able to call yourself a proud member of the company

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