Branch Manager, Nanjing

  • Purchasing
  • Jiangsu - Nanjing

For the sourcing office of a European textile & accessories company, Talent Fishers is looking for a Branch Manager to accompany the growth of the Business Activity in China.

Location: Nanjing
Reporting to: General Manager (based in Shanghai)
Scope: Manage the Nanjing office, focusing on sourcing and quality control for the company headquarters.

Job description

• Manage office operations within company policies and procedures
• Manage a team of 15 merchandisers, supplier engineers, QC and assistant
• Supervise the selection and development of new suppliers
• Ensure timely response to quotation requests from headquarter
• Lead weekly meetings with merchandisers to ensure follow up of orders, samples, quality and logistics issues
• Ensure smooth cooperation between buyers in Europe and merchandisers in China
• Maintain good relationships with suppliers, supervise large contract negotiations
• Follow up on outstanding invoice payments
• Ensure good understanding of quality control standards among the QC team
• Strive for continuous quality process and system improvement
• Supervise the sourcing and evaluation of new suppliers for samples according to European headquarter needs
• Ensure the motivation of each team member, provide training when necessary
• Follow up on human resources tasks and regularly report to the GM
• Control and approve weekly staff expenses and reimbursement

Job requirements

• University degree, preferably in economics or supply chain management
• Experience in textile & apparel industry
• Experience in sourcing or quality
• Significant experience in industrial environment in China
• Experience in a foreign company
• Minimum 5 years experience in leading a team
• Experience in managing an office/branch preferred
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Good project management skills
• Ready to travel
• Well organized
• Hands on
• Strong problem solving skills
• Fluent in English and Mandarin
• Knowledge of French is a plus

Suitable candidates will be contacted within 30 days after application.

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