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Head of Global Sourcing - Guangzhou based
- High profile, world-class blue-chip MNC
- Health, Beauty, Cosmetics, Skincare specialist
About Our Client
This organization is one of the world's leading icons in health and beauty products. With an unparalleled portfolio of retail brands the global footprint for this dynamic, forward thinking and commercially progressive company is enormous. This group has an impressive history and track-record of success and is well positioned to continue its remarkable success as it continues to invest, acquire and expand. With business operations across the globe and a sourcing strategy to attract the best health and beauty brands as well as continued development of its own brand of stores and products, this world-class performer is well positioned to capture further market share through an investment strategy of new brands, stores and online sales channels.
As Global Head of Sourcing you will report directly to the Executive Leadership Team and work collaboratively to create and implement key strategic plans and initiatives to build an entire value chain comprising finished goods imports as well as own product manufacturing to deliver a cross-border global sourcing strategy. You will be involved in sourcing and selecting new brand vendors and third-party manufacturing partnerships as well as assessing ongoing supplier performance review. In short, you will map out and deliver a plan that delivers a world-class, multi-regional sourcing strategy that will be cutting edge, innovative and sustainable which will allow Chinese consumers to access the world's best health, beauty and lifestyle products.
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate will demonstrate an exceptional track-record of success leading a procurement and sourcing function. Your resume will highlight key wins and achievements most likely attained within the health, beauty, lifestyle, cosmetics, skincare, personal care, OTC, pharmaceutical or FMCG consumer goods sector. Your expertise in creating a commercially sound strategic sourcing review and converting into a practical solution to procure and source new product ranges, identify relevant brands and establish third-party manufacturing partnerships will be key to success. Your working style will be confident yet approachable, influential yet considered whilst detail orientated and engaging. Your capacity to bring stakeholders together, reach optimal outcomes and deliver wins will be essential. Resumes with European or Asian brand and supplier experience will be highly regarded. Chinese language is not essential although experience living and working in China will be distinctly advantageous.
What's on Offer
This is a genuine leadership role working for the world's largest player in this market. The role is based in Guangzhou and attracts a salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.