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ZALORA - Senior Manager (Sourcing)

This is an exciting opportunity to join ZALORA’s Private Label leadership team, one of the most recognized fashion brands in South East Asia. We are looking for an experienced leader who has strong industry experience in supply chain sourcing, vendor management and quality control with a proven track record for building a strong, productive and cost effective manufacturing base for fashion apparel.  Reporting directly to Head of Private Label, you will be responsible for defining the supply chain and sourcing strategy across all Private Label brands and categories.   You will be working closely with a cross-functional team which includes designers, product developers, buyers, planners and manufacturing experts.  You will be responsible for a substantial part of the greater ZALORA business revenues and margins. 

An existing network of flexible suppliers, strong commitment to product quality and experience supply chain compliance are all critical. This is a great opportunity for a talented individual who has a passion for building a fashion business, has a strong customer focus and experience in developing sustainable strategies that deliver quickly.   Our business is fast – paced and growing rapidly and flexibility, discipline and adaptability are critical skills to bring into the Private Label team. The role is based in Singapore.

Singaporeans and PRs applicants are preferred. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage Seasonal Product Pipeline calendar, ensuring cross-functional teams are clear on key business milestones.  Tracking of progress to targets for monthly collections from Design to Delivery
  • Design and implement a manufacturing strategy and vendor acquisition plan that allows for scale, sustainability, compliance and adapts to the needs of a growing business
  • Create and implement seasonal time and action calendar in collaboration with our manufacturers
  • Perform business process mapping and analysis across multiple stakeholder groups including: Design, Buying, Product Development, Vendor Management, Quality Management and Operations
  • Define standards and drive consistent improvement in product quality, cost, and on time deliveries across categories and vendors
  • Coordinate with our manufacturers to manage capacity and creatively deploy strategies for leaner production schedules
  • Own communication and resolution around quality issues for internal and external teams
  • Support ad hoc Supply Chain related initiatives as needed
  • Research competitor's vendor and production strategies, and investigates new sourcing opportunities and new development and production processes

Requirements:

  • 4-6 years in production or sourcing in apparel or other soft goods category
  • Strong analytical, mediation and problem resolution skills.        
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex organizational issues
  • Skilled in collaborative management environment, project management & succeeding through regular meetings.
  • Excellent formal and informal communication with members of the remote and local management teams.
  • For some projects travel may be necessary to support our colleagues across countries (up to 50%)
  • Organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines
  • Experience working with overseas vendors
  • Outgoing and eager to take on increasing responsibilities
  • Passion for start-ups, ecommerce, and rapid growth a must
  • Extremely flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Fluency in Mandarin a major plus

The ZALORA Story

ZALORA exists for the millions of fashion consumers in Asia seeking a shopping experience focused on their unique styles, trends and fit. As Asia’s leading online fashion destination, ZALORA was founded in 2012 and has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. ZALORA’s localised sites offer an extensive collection of top international and local brands as well as our own in-house labels across apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women. ZALORA is part of Global Fashion Group, the world's leader in online fashion for emerging markets. 

ZALORA is not obligated to accept resumes from any third parties on behalf of potential candidates for any position (advertised or otherwise) by any means, unless ZALORA has executed a written agreement with such third party and has expressly requested such third party for candidate referrals. Third parties who provide unsolicited resumes of candidate(s) shall waive and forfeit all rights to claim for any placement fees or referral fees in the event that such candidate is eventually engaged or employed by ZALORA or Global Fashion Group.

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