Senior sourcing(Category leader)

by Claire Zheng in Retail    22nd May, 2020       Shanghai

Senior sourcing(Category leader)


We are looking for a Senior sourcing(Category leader) for a foreign company,base Shanghai #Retail# #Sourcing# #汽车售后市场#



· Participates in sourcing teams in Asia:

Works collaboratively with global sourcing office team members to execute company’s sourcing strategie

(Assigned to Merchandising Team (s))

Works collaboratively with Merchandising, Supply Chain, Marketing, etc., other supporting functions such as Legal, Tax, HR, IT, Internal Audit etc. as well as Asian suppliers to ensure optimal results

Coordinates with the rest of the global sourcing office team to manage the direct import program in Asia

§ Identifies new vendors through different channels

§ Evaluates new vendors onsite

§ Develops new vendors to meet company standard of business capabilities, products quality and compliance.

§ Executes the direct import from the new vendors and smooth the transition of the program.

Primary  responsibility

· Research on Asia auto parts markets and suppliers

· Maintain a database that lists qualified suppliers by product type and county of residence (both sales offices and plants)

· Execute request for proposals and requests for quote

· Use the company landed cost model

· Negotiate with, and select suppliers

· Visit factories as needed with the Quality team to document factory and product capabilities and assess supplier quality and take corrective action when necessary with Quality team

· Monitor market trends in Asian auto parts industry and determine implications for company

· Identify new cost savings opportunities

· Negotiate and maintain price lists/agreements/programs (Supplier Receivables Programs, Product Liability Insurance, Supply Chain)

Quality - Supplier and product testing

· Work directly with Quality team to support the implementation of supplier and product testing for Asian suppliers

Product development

· Work directly with Product Develop tam to support the development of the  Asian suppliers


· Lead and coach the assistant merchandiser to meet his or her KPI 


• Minimum of a bachelor degree in Business, Operations/Supply Chain, or Engineering.  A Master's degree is a plus.

• Minimum of 5 years-experience Sourcing, preferred at a retail environment

• An entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to prioritize tasks and projects independently to meet objectives and contribute to the success of the organization

• Willing to travel frequently

• Strong negotiation and project management skills

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

• good English verbal and reading skills, other Asian languages a plus


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