Sourcing Specialist I - Apparel

TJX Companies

3.5

(20)

Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong

Why you should apply for a job to TJX Companies:

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 75% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 59% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • We are committed to an inclusive workplace where Associates feel welcome, valued, and engaged to provide value to our customers
  • We provide teaching and development opportunities that help Associates build a career
  • We offer competitive benefits that vary by country, position & length of service that add value to Associates’ lives
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    Position summary

    inate vendor site visits. Conducts products and vendors research and coordinates visits at trade fairs and exhibitions for market sector. Oversee and visit manufacturers, factories and overseas agents if required. Work closely with TJX global sourcing team on buying calendars, merchandise categories and production schedules. Ensure inspection programs and company compliance guidelines are followed with regard to sourcing.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Plan and control the activities of designated sourcing unit based on commercial and development strategies decided by management and TJX sourcing and merchandise departments. Assign tasks to Marketing Representatives, Merchandise Assistants and monitor workload.

    • Supervise the trips of staff with foreign and resident Buyers and participate in vendor site visits as required.

    • Negotiate the best price for merchandise in conjunction with TJX buyers.

    • Remain in constant contact with TJX management to obtain information on strategies and development projects on the region and on other foreign markets, sales data on merchandise and markets conditions that impact sourcing decisions.

    • Evaluate both local and other markets to recommend the best source for a particular product or category of products. Investigate market opportunities within the region. Coordinate foreign trips to vendors as required and write proposals to establish cost and benefit of attending trade shows and exhibitions. Once approved designate staff to attend trade shows. Coordinate external buyer attendance at shows if required.

    • Once orders are placed, ensures order standards are met and handle difficult situations with manufacturers. Spot check vendor warehouses when a quality or production concern arises. Visit factories to create opportunities and resolve problems.

    • Ensure that potential new vendors and factories can meet TJX's standards and requirements for Social Compliance and Cargo Security Programs.

    Job Requirements:

    • University graduate with minimum 5 years' solid experience in sourcing and production or related field of which at least 2 years' experience in buying office, agent or well-known importer catering to U.S. Market

    • Proven relevant experience as specialist in assigned category or generalist in other categories in U.S., Canada, or UK retail market

    • Fluent in conversation, written and comprehension of English and Mandarin Chinese; other language or Chinese dialects a plus

    • Understanding of buying office, manufacturing principles, materials, production process, U.S. customs and International logistics and trade with hands-on approach

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven record of building relationships

    • Exceptional organization, problem solving, negotiation and time management skills

    • Independent with a passion in products and knowledgeable in latest market trends

    • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial

    • Willing and able to frequently travel to explore new opportunities

    Attractive Benefits:

    • Salary ranges above industry average

    • Harmony Fridays - 4.5 Day Work Week

    • Flexible Working Hours - 2 Days Work-From-Home Flexibility

    • Clear Career Progression to Sourcing or become a Buyer

    • Spacious Working Environment

    • Year-round Social Events

    • Dental & Medical Insurance include spouse and children

    For applications, submit an online application.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Personal data collected will be treated with strict confidence and be used exclusively for recruitment purpose. Applicants who are not contacted for an interview within 8 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful.

    Why you should apply for a job to TJX Companies:

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management
  • 75% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 59% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • We are committed to an inclusive workplace where Associates feel welcome, valued, and engaged to provide value to our customers
  • We provide teaching and development opportunities that help Associates build a career
  • We offer competitive benefits that vary by country, position & length of service that add value to Associates’ lives