Experienced Bilingual Chinese/English Purchasing Manager
We are looking to hire a highly-experienced purchasing manager that can also build a team of 3-5 purchasers. Must be fluent in Chinese and English and have over 5 years experience purchasing from Chinese manufacturers, ideally in the apparel category.
We will rely on this individual to be responsible for daily product purchasing, 5-6 days per week. This includes running reports, identifying items needed for purchase, occasionally finding new, reputable factories to work with, price negotiation, and keeping a detailed report of where every single item is from its journey beginning at purchasing, to arriving at our quality control center, then to our warehouse, then shipped out to our customers.
MUST BE DETAIL-ORIENTED AND BE ABLE TO ENSURE ALL PURCHASED ITEMS ARE SHIPPED ON TIME. SENSE OF URGENCY IS A MUST.
This person will also be responsible for ensuring items that don't pass QC will get sent back to the factories and are replaced and/or refunded in a timely manner. The amount of organization needed cannot be overstated as, at any given day, there may be hundreds to thousands of items you will need to account for.
This means that this person will do whatever it takes, messages, phone calls, video calls, emails, or even driving to factories, to ensure EVERY SINGLE item you purchase is accounted for, correct according to size charts, color, cut and material content, and arrives at the QC center, and eventually, the warehouse on time and in the correct condition.
MUST BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR as a large portion of your job will be either coordinating with the factories, the QC center and the warehouse reps. We will not be okay with mere WeChat messages that may take several hours to get responses back.
We need a purchasing manager who is a leader, who can think well and solve problems and bring solutions to their bosses, rather than problems. Must be willing to find and train purchasing associates that you will manage and oversee.
We are interested in finding someone who is interested in steady, full-time, permanent work. Candidate must be HONEST, HARD-WORKING, AN EXCELLENT DECISION-MAKER, AND WHO WILL ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR COMPANY. We will expect this person to grow in this role as our business grows.
A level of coordination and on-the-job training will take place to introduce this purchaser to the various tools and systems we have for our business. Please respond and let us know why your experience makes you a perfect fit for this role.