Senior Buyer in Global Beauty Gifts & Bath Body Hair is a key commercial and project manager role in leading all Asia buying activities including sourcing, development and delivery of Beauty Gifts to international markets and retailers as well as supplier management and project management.
Responsibilities & Specific Accountabilities include:
Manage to achieve WBA Asia KPIs: overall profitability including synergy saving and profitability target, on time delivery, innovation, ethnical sourcing, lead-time reduction, first time inspection rates, first time inspection pass rate and safety pass rates, LEAN savings
Source and develop gifting items items with development guides, simple briefing notes or suggest products which fit into various brands
Provide sourcing solutions according to corporate strategy and plan and understand of markets
Identify the best in class manufacturers, manage and develop suppliers and build supplier relationship
Negotiate the commercial benefits to bring the best value products to our customers
Support line manager on Asia buying activities (e.g. organizing buying trips independently) as well as supplier management and programme management
Lead subordinate teammate for delivering projects and building category expertise
Key Position Requirements:
At least 7 years of solid experience in categories related to Gifting
Sizeable buying office experience would be preferred, experience in manufacturing environment would be an advantage
Experience with the UK and US retail market, regulatory requirements and sound product knowledge and understand on formulated products and gift item requirements
Logical & analytical thinking
Able to work under pressure in a dynamic & competitive environment and work independently with minimal supervision
Strong Team player within own team and with cross-functional team with excellent communication skills
Self-motivated and proactive to drive changes and new ways of working
Good command of spoken & written in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Interested parties, please send your CV with expected salary and availability. Information collected will be treated in strict confidence and be used for recruitment related purpose only. All personal data of unsuccessful applicants will be retained for 6 months for future recruitment purpose and will then be destroyed.
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