Senior Vice President , SVP/ VP Apparel Sourcing

Permanent Position
10 Nov 2020
Expires on 24 Nov 2020

Company Description

Clothing / Garment / Textile

Posted by

Maggie Niu




Job Description

  • Develop new business with potential clients across multiple categories
  • Develop, manage and lead sourcing and production teams across various product categories
  • Develop strong mill and factory relationships and be a key strategic partner to design and sales operations team
  • This role is part of the executive leadership team which is responsible for overall strategic strategy and vision.
  • Develop strong relationships with key customers and provide innovative solutions to align with customer
  • strategy
  • Lead sourcing organization with an aggressive price negotiation foundation and collaborative approach with design/product development teams to identify cost engineering opportunities without compromising the aesthetic and quality of the garment.
  • Hands on, proactive management of day to day product development and production issues/challenges.
  • Collaborate with VP of Quality to ensure that all products achieve high quality standards including processes
  • to monitor quality and performance against standards.
  • Monitor and review supplier/vendor performance regularly and proactively meet with factory/mill management to review areas of improvement. Create and maintain vendor profiles
  •  Oversees vendor compliance in partnership with corporate governance team to standards and ensures the
  • sourcing strategy is implemented in an ethical manner.
  • Proactively look for opportunities to expand into new countries (including emerging markets) and factories to
  • remain cost competitive, improve lead times and have a balanced sourcing matrix


  • Minimum of 20 years’ experience in sourcing and product development with at least 5 years of senior management experience in a matrix organization
  • Extensive experience with developing global sourcing strategy with diversified country matrix, multiple foreign offices and risk profile analysis
  • Extensive private label experience which includes working directly with retail customers
  • Experience across multiple product categories and distribution channels
  • Demonstrated strong verbal, written, analytical and negotiation skills
  • A high energy, roll-up-the-sleeves attitude with a positive approach to dealing with challenges
  • Attract, develop, and retain top level talent and demonstrated ability to motivate, develop and inspire a team
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, Mandarin and Cantonese
  • Experience in US market is highly preferred

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