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Head of Sourcing

Birmingham, England

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As a rapidly growing eCommerce retail business that was established back in 2000 and is still within Birmingham our multiple award-winning business is looking to continue our expansion.

In order to support these grand plans, we are looking for a Head of Sourcing to take responsibility for the entire sourcing pipeline through our China team both UK and Shenzen based.

Known for our consistent innovation and product introductions, you'll be part of a very entrepreneurial culture, with an ambitious and forward-thinking approach and will work very closely with all members of the business from the owner, Operational Leaders, Project Teams, IT Development teams and a wide array of supporting suppliers based in China.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and sourcing new product ideas from our customers both internal and external
  • Continuously delivering value to the businesses via strategic sourcing
  • Cost reduction through efficiency
  • Supplier performance management
  • Supply market monitoring and risk management
  • Managing customer expectations both internal and external
  • Develop plans and execute on the sourcing strategies.
  • Manage the sourcing process to align with agreed functional and business objectives
  • Identify emerging trends in our markets in line with our brand portfolio
  • Develop innovative sourcing processes to reduce both risk and the overall cost structure to drive efficiency
  • Develop, track and measure all cost savings activities to ensure a financial benefit.
  • Negotiate commercial terms, contracts and master agreements with China Suppliers
  • Mentor, train, and coach the China team in both UK and China to establish accountability for results and performance.
  • to ensure compliance to CE requirements

This role is to be based in the UK office with trips to China at least twice a year for 2 weeks.

What do we need from the successful candidate:

  • Strong China Sourcing experience
  • Exceptional commercial experience within buying
  • Excellent knowledge of CE Standards and testing requirements
  • Mandarin as an additional language is a plus!!

What can Mobile Fun Offer:

Self Development

  • You will have the opportunity to access personalised learning and development opportunities that will expand your existing knowledge and challenge you and equip you with new skills.

  • *You will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits which could include; up to 25**days holiday, pension scheme, life assurance, Mobile Fun discounts, training & development opportunities and MANY MORE.*

  • Job Type: Full-time

  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000.00 /year

  • *If you're ambitious and driven then you'll love it! We really believe that you will not find another Head of Sourcing**role like the one you'll find with us at Mobile Fun!*

Posted 6 days ago

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