Act as a liaison between China factories and Turkey office for ensuring all production in China as planned.
Manage supplier portfolio in China ensuring transparency, quality, cost and efficiency.
Manage the Critical Path for all projects ensuring all new product development and orders run on time
Maintain weekly updates with key stakeholders on progress with projects, market research and any new / changes with supply base
Maintain regular visits to the supply base, selecting product as per the brief provided by the UK and Turkey offices.
Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency in terms of price, capacity and CSR conditions.
Cooperate with both design team in UK and marketing team in Turkey and providing them new products (Bags, Scarves, Fashion Jewelry, Belts) which are in line with the trends provided by UK team.
Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques
Responsible for determining quality and timing of deliveries
Discover and partner with trust worthy suppliers.
Visit fairs (Canton, Global Sourcing, APLF, Garda) with design and marketing teams and look for new suppliers and products.
Understanding market dynamics and sound business judgment
Ability to sustain networking relationships
Organize and assist with buying trips
Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions
Strong leadership skills
Form 5 or above
5 to 8 years of merchandising and sourcing experience, preferably in related European fast fashion trading and / or buying office in Bags and Accessories categories.
Ability to communicate with clarity and honesty, adapting your style for different people including customers, colleagues and suppliers
Strong customer focus
With a passion for fashion and enthusiasm towards the product
Methodical approach and excellent time management skills
Ability to analyze a problem and implement the best possible solution
Proactive, flexible approach and ability to take the initiative
Drive, motivation and willingness to challenge yourself
Positive and out-going
Good command of spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin
Willing to travel when required
Holidays : Bank Holiday
Industry : Hardline Trading
Experience : Education : F.5
Education : F.5