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Director, Strategic Procurement, Asia Pacific

Calvin Klein
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Position Summary:

Build, lead and drive both strategic and tactical procurement activities in order to assure competitive prices are obtained while meeting business and quality requirements. This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer, PVH Asia Pacific, and will define business requirements of indirect products and services by working with global, regional and local stakeholders and service providers.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities Of The Job
  • Lead the development of category procurement strategies by collaborating with other business partners and stakeholders to drive and execute global and regional procurement initiatives to achieve company's goals
  • Lead the development and management of Request for information (RFI's), Request for quotation (RFQ's) and Request for proposal (RFP's) as required by category strategy and supplier negotiation strategy
  • Develop and manage the regional supplier strategy and relationships in order to deliver competitive advantage to the company
  • Manage the procure to pay (P2P) process from strategy formulation and execution through to supplier management to effectively manage cost and benefits
  • Work with stakeholders and budget owners to establish procurement strategy on major categories including but not limited to retail store construction & renovation, advertising & promotion (e.g. events, PR, promotional items, visual merchandizing etc.) and general expenses (e.g. IT, logistics, office supplies, printing, etc.)
  • Perform supplier/cost categorization and analysis
  • Review and optimize sourcing strategies, identifying qualified suppliers and participating in supplier selection and review processes
  • Identify appropriate suppliers and provide supplier and market intelligence to other internal teams. Assess performance of suppliers in conjunction with users and stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities to drive efficiency, synergy and savings within local and regional operations
  • Lead major sourcing projects from RFP/tender to delivery
  • Maximize business benefits by consolidating purchasing power to drive cost savings
  • Support and coordinate regional and global Procurement initiatives and projects

Qualifications & Experience

  • Broad knowledge & skills - typically 5-8 Years of related experience
  • Indirect procurement, supply chain, or related discipline with minimum 8 year's experience in APAC at senior manager or director level
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical, influencing, category management and negotiation skills
  • Working proficiency level of English (able to speak Putonghua an advantage)
  • Willing and able to travel within the Asia Pacific Region

  • Bachelor's Degree in procurement, supply chain, business, economics, accounting or relevant subjects

Knowledge/Skills Required:
  • Strong project management, analytical skills and process thinking; ability to map key milestones, roles and responsibilities, and decision points within complex working environment.
  • Ability to partner and gain consensus from business process owners on opportunities to reduce costs and consolidate, where feasible, separate PVH purchasing silos
  • Keen financial acumen to assess the overall impact of various models (ie: up-front discounts vs. back-end rebates, leakage risks from agreed pricing, etc.).
  • Collaboration and problem-solving; ability to translate best practices to Asia Pacific region needs.
  • Building partnerships with internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Overall Impact & Contribution:

Is responsible for the operational plan for the business or function

Makes good decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; knowledgeable in develop future policies, practices, trends and information related to Procurement. Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably, authority to make day-to-day decisions on purchasing requests

Problem Solving:

Problems and issues are not well defined and require understanding of other disciplines and job areas

Must be able to handle multiple tasks/projects; operate with high degree of independence. Able to find workable solutions to consolidate purchasing power to drive cost savings; and ability adapt to the needs of the business and handle ad hoc urgent projects.


Responsible for making changes to process, product or programs


As the head of strategic procurement in the region, he/she will be required to develop many of the procedures and processes required by PVH's global, regional and local policies. The position also offers the opportunity to work with key stakeholders and senior management throughout the region. Travel to multiple international locations (


For five decades, CALVIN KLEIN has been a cultural catalyst, creating a legacy of iconic imagery and provocative conversation while retaining its American DNA and youth-inspired designs. Our associates are a group of talented individuals with unique personalities and perspectives. At CALVIN KLEIN, we take risks, embrace differences and strive to make a positive impact on the world. Above all, we care passionately for the brand, our customer and each other. Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, CALVIN KLEIN is one of the world’s largest and most successful designer fashion brands. We are driven by our associates, creating one of the most visionary workforces in fashion. We are proud of who we are, what we do, and the future we are creating. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN products exceeded $8 billion in 2017, and CALVIN KLEIN branded products are distributed in 110+ countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs a worldwide network of over 10,000 associates and operates more than 2,000 free-standing stores globally. Calvin Klein, Inc. was acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

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020 589 9888
1013 AP

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