Sourcing & Production Specialist (New Category)

Love Bonito

Singapore City, SG
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Industry: Consumer
  • Post Date: 10/08/2021
  • Website: lovebonito.com
  • Company Address: 21 Tai Seng Drive Suite 03-00, Singapore, 535223

About Love Bonito

Love, Bonito is a leading online female fast-fashion brand in Southeast Asia.

Job Description

About Us

We pride ourselves as the best and largest vertically integrated, omni-channel women's fashion brand in the region. Founded in 2010, we have grown to 250 people strong, with our headquarters in Singapore, and country offices in Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong, omni-channel presence across the 4 markets, retail franchise in Cambodia, and international e-commerce to 10 other markets - China, Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Brunei.

We are taking our definition of new female retail global, with our sights set on becoming the most thoughtful brand for the everyday woman.

The Team

The Love, Bonito team is a passionate, dynamic, innovative and fun-loving family. From fashion-lovers, savvy marketers to tech whizzes, we have a diverse team of talented individuals with one unified focus - our customer, the Love, Bonito woman. She is at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves in always taking an innovative, data-centric yet considerate approach in creating the right experiences, products and content for her. With big dreams and a grand mission, we’re looking for great like-minded people to join us - people who are as passionate, fearless and entrepreneurial.

If you’re looking for a dynamic, no corporate-BS environment to learn, grow, and really make an impact, we could be the perfect fit for you!

The role

You will be responsible for conducting sourcing activities, representing Love, Bonito in external meetings, conferences and trade fairs. Ensuring that the production timelines from order to delivery are achieved, whilst working collaboratively across a number of departments. You will need the ability to be both hands on and quick to think on your feet when dealing with a network of Suppliers. This is an exciting and pivotal role in the Sourcing & Production team that requires a go-getter with an analytical, logical and driven personality with a growth mindset as well as enjoy working in a fast paced environment.

You should have / be

  • Bilingual in English and Chinese (to partner our international suppliers)
  • Self-motivated to deliver results, keeping a curious, proactive and innovative mindset
  • A good sense of timeline coordination and scheduling
  • Ownership of task with a mission-focused approach
  • Strong attention to details
  • High learning agility
  • Comfortable working with data, reporting information tools and technologies
  • Great at maintaining multitasking and execution abilities under tight deadlines
  • To embrace a fast-paced environment with a positive outlook and taking business needs as a priority
  • Actively promoting effective communication to facilitate and drive resolution with internal and external stakeholders
  • Interest in sustainability would be ideal!

Main responsibilities

  • Conduct sourcing activities in line with business needs, by recommending, source and e-source commodities suppliers, materials, and manufacturers.
  • Utilises category-based technical knowledge to achieve sourcing objectives at an efficient level, imparting knowledge to cross-functional stakeholders and partners.
  • Responsibility for the onboarding process, ensuring all proposed suppliers meet the needs of the business.
  • Regulate commodities supplier negotiations, including and not limited to material planning, development and BOM coordination.
  • Review supplier audits and conduct on-ground inspections to ensure sustainability and ethical compliance standards are met.
  • Ensure all fabrications meet required performance attributes, testing requirements and sustainability requirements.
  • Set up sourcing and production calendar with timelines based on targeted launch, supplemented with active tracking and milestones check-in with key stakeholders.
  • Track and manage the pre-production to production schedule, diligently updating to maintain an organised and accurate production schedule.
  • Serve as the integral link between factories and internal teams, and manage all supplier communication.
  • Management of supplier’s capacity and production plans for on time delivery
  • Work closely with the HQ Design Team for coordinating development communication with vendors, maintaining sample tracking processes, and accomplishing a smooth, efficient development process.
  • Work closely with the HQ Sourcing and Production Team to build long-term vendor partnership, cultivating the brand’s vendor relationship worldwide.
  • Elevate and communicate high risk potential order problems

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in sourcing, production or product development
  • Excellent Bilingual Skills
  • Experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders or are a natural excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills
  • Must have a strong knowledge or interest in raw material process as well as developing a wide array of performance attributed materials
  • Not be afraid to change the plan of execution whenever required
  • Knowledge of garment construction, fit, and finishing
  • Professional Degree in related field

Benefits

  • Full corporate insurance
  • Staff discounts
  • A dynamic, no corporate-BS environment to learn, grow, and really make an impact

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