The incumbent will be responsible for sourcing suitable manufacturers internationally to support the development of Own Brand products for the various Dairy Farm retail food formats, ensuring the right products are developed within desired cost, timeline, and quality standard for all our markets in Asia, in order to achieve the business targets of the Group
The Job :
Assist in conceptualizing product ideas for new own brand food and non-food product ranges in collaboration with Business Units.
Manage the complete process of supplier engagement for each designated project, starting from sourcing of suppliers, factory capability and quality comparison, cost and pricing analysis, logistic flow assessment, and most importantly business terms negotiation.
Work closely with Product Development, QA, Design and Marketing teams to ensure efficient and profitable management of the product development process from sample development until product launch.
Closely monitor the performance of suppliers, review quality and costing data of suppliers in the market from time to time.
Review supplier list regularly and propose adjustment whenever needed.
Conduct comprehensive analysis on costing, sales, pricing and profit margin for designated product categories in all markets on a regular basis.
Perform competitive market analysis and keep up-to-date with forthcoming trends, making sure our product is developed in the right direction by right suppliers
Build and maintain strong strategic partnership with key suppliers
The Person :
Bachelor degree in Business, Marketing, or other related discipline
Minimum 8 years of relevant experiences in sourcing, especially in any of the following categories : Rice , Basic Grocery, or Non-food items (eg.
Diapers, Pet food, handwash, etc) Experience in Retail industry highly preferred
Solid experience in supplier management and business negotiation
Strong numeric sense, good analytical mind and business planning abilities
Independent, good interpersonal, communication and time-management skills
Open to travel to factories / business units in the region
Good command on both written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin) and English