Director of Sourcing
TJX Companies, Inc.
Kwun Tong, Kowloon, US

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  • Date : Jan 14, 2020

    Location : Kwun Tong, Kowloon, US

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  • Company : TJX Companies, Inc.

    Discovery is at the heart of everything we do. Wherever you find us around the world, if you can think of a product, you can probably find it in our stores, which include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, Winners, Homesense, and TK Maxx.

    With variety comes plenty of happy surprises our environment is ever-changing, and that’s just how we like it. Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships and even something exciting about yourself.

    Ready to Discover Different?

    Posting Notes : Kwun Tong Kowloon


  • Manages Team for assigned categories and guides their Associates to source best product for all TJX banners : TJX United States, TJX Canada, TJX Europe and TJX Australia.
  • Interface with management on strategic sourcing decisions and customer trends. Teaches BFPQ model to their Team. Direct market research activities and monitor staff visits at trade fairs and exhibitions for market sector.

    Review manufacturer and factory performance on orders and set standards for productivity and quality.

  • Teach, coach and train staff, evaluate and share feedback on their performance regularly. Identify high potential performers as well as Associates who need improvement.
  • Deliver appropriate feedback accordingly.

  • Monitor and manage expenses for their categories.
  • Work closely and partner with Buyers, Merchandising Teams, and Product Development
  • on strategic initiatives regarding customer needs, brands and company marketing efforts. Support strategies to meet TJX business needs.
  • Ensure inspection programs and company compliance guidelines are followed with regard to sourcing. Work with Team to secure on time delivery, and that all Logistics requirements are met.
  • Supervise day-to-day administration of the office. Coordinate office function for both corporate sourcing / buying staff.

  • Responsible for, and directs the activities of their sourcing Teams. Communicates and shares the overall vision and sourcing strategy for their categories.
  • Organize daily meetings with staff to coordinate timetables and schedules. Review staff reports on status of trips with buyers, visits to trade fairs or TJX client / buyer / management needs.

    Reset priorities as required to meet business needs. Conduct performance reviews through ongoing feedback and documentation.

  • Partner with Corporate Buyers responsible for negotiating deals, and executing sales and profit objectives initiated by senior merchants.
  • Support strategies to meet business needs for off-price goods.

  • Constant interaction with Office & TJX management on business objectives, sales trends and other country merchandise category expansion plans.
  • Oversee market conditions that impact sourcing requirements. Conduct top level negotiations on best price for merchandise in conjunction with TJX buyers.

    Coordinate sourcing opportunities, collaborate with other sourcing managers to optimize resources and create synergies in the business.

  • Identify and drive implementation of continuous improvement initiatives with key supplies in support of business goals innovative cost savings, lead-time reduction, increased inventory turns, improved processes.
  • Approve proposals of sourcing staff to participate in trade fairs and exhibitions. Optimize resources for these trips and coordinate foreign buyer participation at shows and manufacturer or factory visits.
  • Analyze productivity of shows and subsequent orders. Participate in new vendor or manufacturing site visits as required.

  • Research and travel to meet with agents, factories and vendors in the market to build relationships, review production capabilities and identify potential opportunities.
  • Ensure factories are capable of producing brand merchandise that meet TJX requirements and are socially compliant.

  • Distribute company guidelines on TJX’s standards and requirements for Social Compliance. Educate staff on work processes.
  • Make recommendations on ways to improve company guidelines and provide interpretation to staff on any changes.

  • Support the TJX business Programs in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, etc. Develop strategy and SOP.
  • Engage resources as needed to ensure smooth operation of the office


  • Has overall responsibility for a Sourcing Team of 18+ Associates, handling multiple product categories.
  • Work in a team environment with U.S., Canadian, European and Australian based merchants, product teams and logistics management.
  • Monitor outside vendors, agents, manufacturers and factories


  • Sourcing decisions in collaboration with TJX Management, including long term company strategy for sourcing brands and price negotiations with suppliers, vendors or agents.
  • Evaluate sourcing opportunities and make recommendations to management. Evaluate vendor performance and solve problems which could negatively impact order fulfillment or shipment of goods.

    Approve selection of new vendors or manufacturers. Partner with U.S., Canadian, or European teams in decision making on processes and procedures in merchandising, sourcing and logistics areas.

  • Recommend potential candidates to hire or promote. Evaluate staff performance. Proactively address issues with Associates with performance issues

  • College degree or equivalent work experience. 10 + years or more years of management, merchandise and strategic sourcing experience desired.
  • Ability to provide direction to staff and organize workflow. Experience with international companies required.

  • Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills required in English, Mandarin & Cantonese. Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization.
  • Collaborative, fosters Teamwork. Requires strong analytical, strategy, negotiation skills, and computer skills. Ability to set budgets and prepare financial forecasts.

    Come Discover Different at TJX. From opportunity and teamwork to growth, we think you’ll find that it’s so much more than a job.

    When you’re a part of our global TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people dedicated to finding great deals and fantastic style.

    Best of all? They have a lot of fun doing it.

    We care about our culture, but we also prioritize the tangible stuff (Competitive salaries : check. Solid benefits : check.

    Plenty of room for advancement : of course). It’s our way of empowering you to make your career here.

    We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status.

    We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

    Posting Notes : Kwun Tong Kowloon

    Job Segment : Manager, Merchandising, Outside Sales, Product Development, Compliance, Management, Retail, Sales, Research, Legal

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