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2019-10-31 17:22
Logistics & Supply Chain

Job description

Job Description


- Based in Shanghai

Main Purposes of the Job

  • Build and manage a vendor base by category
  • Working to UK briefs, source and develop new and replacement product
  • Delivering shipment and COGS % targets
  • Accountable for total cost price management at SKU level
  • Driving increased profit and cash in the UK

Key Performance Areas


  • Ability to find best sources for products in Asia by product type
  • Match factory capabilities to company’s needs
  • Develop strong relationships with decision makers
  • Review and constantly grow and improve the vendor base
  • Negotiate supplier contract terms, annual TTA and PLI with DS suppliers.


  • Understand the UK customer(s) and standards
  • Capable of receiving a brief, making sure it is complete, sharing it clearly with vendors
  • Lead the FE triangle team (QA, SC), and work with the UK teams and the suppliers to source, develop and deliver products to the required quality level, on-time and in the full quantities ordered, including
    • securing attractive product offers from the right suppliers,
    • developing and managing project CPAs,
    • ensuring processes are followed & risks identified, communicated and managed,
    • tracking/reporting project progress,
    • ensuring timely and accurate communication among all parties concerned,
    • resolving problems timely, etc…
  • Proactively propose new DS opportunities and drive DS 3 year plan.
  • Negotiate prices based on knowledge of the detailed costings of a product
  • Regularly monitor prices – impacts of raw materials, currency and volume movements
  • Work with triangle team (SC, QA) to ensure high OTIF performance.
  • Other ad-hoc projects as assigned


  • Work across functions
  • Develop key contacts in the UK, and build a strong relationship and trust with the UK teams.
  • Host and support visitors on sourcing trips

Creativity and Problem Solving

  • Day-to-day issue resolution, through building a network of experts throughout the company, both in the UK and Asia
  • An end-to-end view of product development for direct sourced products – understanding not just the cost of an item but also quality requirements and the best route to our customer.

Freedoms and Constraints

  • Freedom to shape the vendor base and become the category expert within the company.
  • Key to success is using vendors adapted to UK needs, not always the biggest/best elsewhere (e.g. suppliers to the US/China markets)

Person Specification / Requirements

  • Strong English – spoken and written
  • Knowledge of European DIY and building industry, sourcing products and supplier base.
  • Depth of understanding of product cost drivers required
  • Broad quality assurance and supply chain knowledge preferred
  • Results focused
  • Strong enthusiasm, drive, and ability to work cross functionally.

Qualified and interested Parties please apply with your CV and latest salary in Word format to

Please note, that while Morgan Philips welcomes and appreciates all candidate response, volume of replies allows us to respond to short-listed candidates only. Resumes are collected for recruitment purposes only.

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