SUMMARY:

Develop and execute Sourcing LRP (Long Range Plan) strategy aligned with long term corporate business strategy of the company. Ensure highest possible on-time delivery, margin, and sustainability levels across sourcing partners driving continuous improvement.

Lead Teams to manage sourcing, commercialization and production activities in Asia. This position supports strategic sourcing alignment and Asia supplier network management through innovative new product development, operational excellence, on-time performance, development of strong supplier relationships, cost efficiency consistent with the goals of the organization and team growth.

Responsibilities

  • Sourcing & Vendor Management
    • Drive Cross functional Stakeholder Engagement around Sourcing LRP and responsible for overall LRP governance
    • Supervise and lead all sourcing and production operations
    • Follow production plans to ensure all orders are shipped on time
    • Constant interaction and consultation on vendor capacity, order allocation and Strategic initiatives
    • Track Vendor Performance management and Lead “Quarterly Business Review” Meetings to discuss Performance Metrics and corrective actions
    • Actively participate and contribute to the implementation of new systems and processes with the aim to elevate Supply Chain practices
    • Drive Lead-time negotiations for an optimized Supply Chain

Commercialization:

  • Collaborate with HQ Product Development team for product development, co-ordinating suppliers to drive on-time and correct prototypes and salesman samples
  • Where possible, support development on cost engineering efforts with key vendors
  • Support HQ for sample approval and responsible pre-production sample confirmation and buy ready
  • Guide the teams to develop solutions and establish best in class industry processes

Purchasing, Planning & Production:

  • Ensures PO placement to Supplier (sales samples and bulk goods), production WIP until the process is finished and goods receipt in DC / warehouse, and purchase invoicing co-ordination with Finance for Suppliers’ payment.
  • Accountable for accuracy of product data in ERP system
  • Liaise with Supply Planning to determine the best MOT (Mode of Transportation) based on business requirement and inventory
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with other functions for solving production related topic to assure and optimize delivery result
  • WIP and ETD report overall analysis
  • Collaboration with HQ supply chain planning, responsible for supplier capacity booking
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with other functions for solving production related topics to assure and optimize delivery result

Requirements:

- Bachelor or above degree, with major in Engineering / business administration or a proven track record in similar position

- Demonstrate deep knowledge of Footwear Sourcing, Development & commercialization and manufacturing process

- Minimum 10-years relevant experience with 3 years in leadership role with renowned Footwear Brand/Retailer

- Familiar with Asian Footwear Sourcing landscape and

- Impeccable integrity

- Excellent communicative, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills

 

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