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Director of Sourcing and Product Development (High end apparel brand)

Our client is a high end apparel brand and they are looking for a Director of Sourcing and Product Development to be based in HK. This person will lead all sourcing, product design and development activities for the Hong Kong office.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and executing the sourcing strategy for the Hong Kong office to support the brand’s product vision and growth plans. This includes identifying and managing relationships with new suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Leading the product design and development process by managing designers and technicians in creating innovative, premium quality products on budget and schedule. Overseeing processes from ideation to final samples.
  • Working closely with the brand’s merchandising teams to develop commercially viable product collections that meet the brand DNA and expectations of customers.
  • Sourcing high quality materials and trim while achieving optimum costing through negotiations with suppliers. Ensuring all materials meet brand standards for quality, sustainability and compliance.
  • Monitoring and enhancing sustainability, compliance and quality assurance practices across the sourcing and product development process. Staying on top of the latest industry standards and regulations.
  • Managing teams including designers, pattern makers, technicians, sourcing specialists and quality controllers. Providing leadership and guidance to develop skills and drive high performance.
  • Maintaining strong knowledge of fashion trends, technologies and innovations to inspire new products and improve processes. Staying on top of trends relevant to key target customer groups.

To succeed in this key role, you will have at least 13+ years in apparel sourcing space.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience working in US market is a plus
  • Proven ability to build and mentor high-performing teams with a blend of technical and soft skills
  • Strong knowledge in woven items is required
  • Ability to develop commercially-minded collections targeted at specific customer groups
  • Fluency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin is a Must
  • Previous experience in handling both womenswear and menswear is required

Interested candidates, please send your CV through Apply Now or to the email address shown in the company overview. For more suitable opportunities in your specialised industry, please visit our website at www.lauriswalton.com.

Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Hong Kong

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