Asia Manager

Asia Manager

Are you an experienced apparel specialist with a keen eye for commercial viability and a passion for driving strategic initiatives? The company designs, develops and distributes quality apparel, footwear and accessories.  We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader to join the team as the Asia Manager.  This pivotal role is perfect for a professional who excels in high-level cost negotiations, factory management, and team leadership.

About the Role: As the Asia Manager based in Shanghai, you will lead the Asia team, ensuring the consolidation of the factory supply base and aligning vendor capabilities with brand requirements. Your strategic vision will be crucial in driving better commercial outcomes and fostering collaboration between our Asia and Melbourne teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the team in Asia.
  • Facilitate collaboration between the Asia and Australia teams.
  • Drive accuracy and competitive advantage in FOB negotiation and supplier management.
  • Conduct initial assessments and ensure new factory viability in conjunction with Compliance teams.
  • Implement improved processes with internal teams and suppliers to enhance overall efficiency.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in apparel product development, with a strong manufacturing background.
  • Understanding of footwear production is advantageous.
  • Proven expertise in cost negotiation and cost engineering, including cost modelling.
  • In-depth knowledge of fabric and sustainability practices.
  • Strong in-country network and experience with low-cost product production, particularly in sport/athleisure.
  • Familiarity with ethical sourcing and compliance requirements.
  • Comprehensive understanding of garment construction and factory capacity planning.
  • Ability to work autonomously while maintaining close communication with the Head Office.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strategic thinker with strong leadership and team development skills.
  • Excellent commercial acumen and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills.
  • Solutions-focused and capable of multitasking in a dynamic environment.

This is a leading apparel and footwear suplier dedicated to bringing brands to life through innovation and a customer-centric approach. The commitment to challenging the status quo and inspiring creativity makes it a dynamic place to grow your career.

If you are ready to take on a senior role that combines strategic leadership with hands-on management in the apparel industry, apply now to become the Asia Manager and lead the team to new heights and drive commercial success in the region!

To Apply: Send your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and vision for the role.

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