German Industry & Commerce Limited

Sourcing Manager (Food & Non-Food Category)

German Industry & Commerce Limited
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Posted on 10 Sep 2020

Sourcing Manager (Food & Non-Food Category)

German Industry & Commerce Limited

Job Highlights

  • min. 5 years of solid APAC/CN sourcing experience
  • good understanding of the German and EU markets
  • excellent business negotiation skills

Job Description

Our client is an innovative German company with more than 30 years’ experience with a diverse consumer and industrial product portfolio is looking for a high calibre individual as Souring Manager to manage the sourcing activities in Asia Pacific region for our existing office in Hong-Kong. We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to support  their Purchasing & Sales Business Unit in Hong Kong.

Job descriptions and responsibilities:

  • Assist in conceptualizing product ideas for new own brand non-food product ranges.
  • Manage new suppliers’ identification and development in order to achieve an optimized supplier matrix.
  • Take the lead to define and implement the sourcing strategies across each product category.
  • Manage the complete process of supplier engagement for each source designated commodity project, starting from sourcing of suppliers, factory capability and quality comparison, cost and pricing analysis, logistic flow assessment, and most importantly price and business terms negotiation.
  • Suggest and develop strategic sourcing strategies with the team.
  • Work closely with Product Development, QA, Design and Marketing teams at headquarter to ensure efficient and profitable management of the product development process from sample development until product launch.
Job Requirements:
  • Degree or above in business, supply chain or related disciplines.
  • Over 5 years relevant experience in category management, sourcing activities and supplier management in merchandise manufacturer.
  • Knowledge and experience in cutting and safety categories
  • Solid experience in supplier management and business negotiation.
  • Strong trade record and knowledge in managing suppliers in China and Asia-Pacific countries; as well as the German and European market
  • Regular travel to factories in the region.
  • Proficient in spoken & written English and Mandarin. Fluent in German (spoken and written) would be a great plus.
  • Self-motivated, mature, creative, numerical mindset, project management competencies and able to work under pressure
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills and problem-solving skills

About our client:
Asia Marketing Production (amp) Ltd is an international operating buying office which is a subsidiary of a German company - datalog Werbemittel GmbH, founded in 1989, is one of the most respected manufacturers and suppliers of promotional products in Germany and the EU. Amp was set up in Hong Kong in 2009. As China is the most important purchasing market for the datalog, amp set up a good purchasing department to ensure products are made in strict compliance with customers quality guidelines and can be delivered to customers on time.

Please send your application including expected salary and earliest availability to us. Your application will ONLY be considered with the above information. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment related purposes only and all personal data of applicants will be kept in strict accordance to the Personal Data Privacy Ordinance.

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
5 years
Job Type
Full Time

Company Overview

German Industry and Commerce Ltd. / German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong

Established in Hong Kong in 1986, German Industry and Commerce Ltd. (GIC) is member of the worldwide AHK network of over 140 offices in over 92 countries and territories. A non-government, non political private registered association with the public mandate of the Federal Republic of Germany to represent the overall economic interests of Germany, GIC focuses on the promotion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and our region.

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Five-day work week, Medical insurance, Travel allowance