PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

  • Source new materials for new season
  • Monitor material issues
  • Complete material data base in centric
  • New vendor qualification & management

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • New material sourcing per design in NPI period (communication with designers and suppliers);
  • Material supplier consolidation;
  • Raw material price checking;
  • Centric system support;
  • AVL management (supplier audit, evaluation & management);
  • Provide supplier with Forecast;
  • Trend analysis;
  • Creation of seasonal material stories.
  • Contracts signed off with T2 vendors once a year

DELIVERABLES AND INDICATORS (KPIs):

  • New materials are sourced in place in requested time.
  • New vendors are approved & uploaded into centric in requested time.
  • Materials issues are coordinated & resolved in requested time.
  • Updated material costs are tracked correctly.
  • Contracts with T2 vendors are updated & uploaded into centric annually

KEY ROLE DIMENSIONS:

Key Relationship:

  • Internal:

Work with designers, PDM, OPDM, testing, costing, planning

  • External:

Work with shoe factories NPI/purchasing, costing and T2 vendors.

 

Geographical Area:  

Shenzhen, China

  JOB REQUIREMENTS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Education:     

College Diploma of English Major or equivalent

Experience:   

5+ year experience of material sourcing in footwear industry

Knowledge:   

Know characteristic of major shoe materials very well

Interpersonal Skill: 

  • Good personality and high responsibility.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills in both Chinese and English.
  • Be sensitive to the updated material marketing prices;
  • Proficient in Microsoft office operation.
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions in material option for new season.

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