Head of Purchasing

Job Title: Head of Purchasing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Vietnam
Reference: NO/HOP/CG/VIE
Contact Name: Nick O'Connell
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 14, 2020 18:56

Job Description

  • Growing company
  • Start-up
  • Attractive Remuneration Package

This fast-growing start-up provides business-to-business ecommerce platform solutions that provides a range of products across FMCG for brands and wholesalers. You will be responsible for sourcing, managing and pricing of Homeware products


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a competitive price level for products sold on ecommerce platform
  • Drive optimal profit margin
  • Ensure optimal fill rate and working capital levels
  • Develop partnership with suppliers and negotiate the best price
  • Bring experience from working closely with any type of homeware suppliers (across plastic, metal, ceramics and small electronic appliances)
  • Work within deadlines and assist with strategic planning
  • Lead supplier negotiations based on a ‘data first’ approach to crack the best deals
  • Identify and partner with reliable suppliers
  • Managing daily purchasing activities, supervising purchasing executives and other staff
  • Build redundancies - a bank of ‘backup’ suppliers for all product lines
  • Manage material flow to ensure inventory is maintained at the optimum level
  • Preparing cost estimates and managing budgets
  • Lead portfolio optimisation and SKU selection - working closely with the sales team, analytics staff and company leadership
  • Develop and communicate a procurement business plan; establish, communicate and implement long-term goals for the department to promote effectiveness and efficiency
  • Encourage discipline in execution by working closely with all internal stakeholders

Key Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in purchasing and sourcing (within most of that time spent in the homeware industry)
  • Supervisory and management experience
  • Good knowledge of inventory and supply chain management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, with an awareness of deadlines


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