Manager, Raw Material

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
23 Jun 2022
18 Aug 2022
Full Time
  • Own the Material Sourcing process flow, continually explore opportunities to ensure a competitive advantage, speed, price, service and quality
  • Own the Material Sourcing strategy and ensure the right balance of economy of scale vs diversity of product
  • Streamline all Material sourcing activities, consolidate Materials and Suppliers in order to improve quality/consistency and decrease costs
  • Build a strategic and global core Material supplier base across PVH FTW and maintain effective communications across all suppliers
  • Support in creating and utilizing reporting metrics to drive efficiencies and continuous improvements throughout the supplier base
  • Own business, drive interaction and functional relationship with the Material team in Dongguan
  • Monitor and act on global commodity costing trends with Suppliers
  • Initiate the Research and Developments of Materials (esp innovation and sustainable materials), Techniques, Trends and Needs, while acting on specific costing needs
  • Coach/Inspire/Support on Materials with internal and external Peers in all sourcing regions
  • Manage and drive all Price, MOQ and Surcharge negotiations (from Sampling into Bulk)
  • Manage and escalate the Quality and Delivery Performance for all Materials along the different stages (Proto to Bulk)
  • Maintain the physical Material Library in VN office in alignment with Dongguan, with an additional focus on sustainable Materials
  • Interact with the Corporate Responsibility Manager, to increase the usage of sustainable Leather/Non Leather materials
  • Interact with the Corporate Responsibility Manager, to get material suppliers compliant according to our sustainable guidelines (LWG etc.)
  • Manage all materials on PVH chemical and physical standards (from Sampling into Bulk) in close collaboration with the Dongguan material and testing team
  • Responsible for all new material physical test tracking and working with PD team for test failure
  • Responsible for technical Engineering support on Construction/manufacturing process/new development
  • Advise on construction / best practice for innovative materials
  • Liaise with PD / Tooling team to identify new/innovative technical processes, techniques
  • Manage inventory/liability
  • Consolidate core material data base
  • Perform other duties assigned by management.

  • Embrace PVH's core values: Individuality, Partnership, Passion, Integrity, and Accountability.


Education & Experience:
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in brandy footwear material sourcing, minimum 3 years management experience, strong knowledge of sustainability, knowledge of material manufacturing and procurement , 2-3 years footwear product development experience is must. An experience in fashion footwear and mid-level branded footwear is an advantage.
  • A bachelor's degree or diploma in Engineering, Manufacturing, Foreign Trade and/or similar related field.
  • Good written and oral English skills
  • Essential Mandarin Chinese Skill
  • Good MS Office skills (Excel and Word)
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills