Supplier Manager (Mandarin & Cantonese speaking)

Purchasing Professionals
Wrexham (Wrecsam)
08 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Supplier Manager - Wrexham - Permanent

NOTE: Mandarin and/or Cantonese language is essential to this role.

Extensive travel to Asia will be required (65% office V 35% travel)


This role involves supporting the global product development team and working alongside the Head of Product Development on the long-term procurement strategy. You must have strong negotiation skills and be able to work to tight deadlines. Strong organisational skills are essential to the implementation of this role. You will be able to appraise and improve our sourcing activities in line with the long-term product strategy and act as the liaison between the global product development team and suppliers. Mandarin and/OR Cantonese is essential for this role.

Key Areas of Responsibility

* Develop the supplier portfolio looking to diversify the supplier base into new categories

* Understanding the business development strategy and what your department needs to do to support this.

* Generate and implement efficient sourcing strategies and procedures to attain maximum project development efficiency

* Communicate with the global product development team in addition to providing regular updates on progress

* Identify potential suppliers in line with cost price and margin expectations

* Work with the global product development team to establish solutions to decrease costs

* Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management and relevant software

* Liaise with manufacturing outlets and understanding the supply chain routes high and lows with the support of other departments

* Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement

* Strong project management and leadership skills

* Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships

* Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analysing and interpreting data

* Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions

* Proven work experience as a sourcing manager or procurement manager

* Present confidently and understand the strategy and objectives.

* You will be required to travel to other countries on a monthly basis to build and maintain vendor relationships

This truly is such an exciting role, there is no one else in the business doing this role.

Interested? Apply today to find out more

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