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Market Representative (Merchandiser) - Sourcing in Japan/ Korea

TJX Companies Inc., Hong Kong Buying Office

  • Company Industries:Others

Job Information

  • Post Date:2018-07-12
  • Career Level:Middle
  • Location:Not Specified
  • Salary:Salary negotiable
  • Employment Type:Full Time, Permanent
  • Job Function:Others  Procurement / Purchasing / Sourcing  

Job Description

JobResponsibilities:

  • Work with the category Sourcing Specialist to explore new sourcing opportunities in Japan/ Korea/ China and other potential vendors in Asia. 
  • Work with the category Sourcing Specialist to plan, collaborate and control all of the sourcing activities of assigned sourcing category, work with manager and all partners to execute.
  • Monitor workflow and coordinate vendor site visits for assigned category. 
  • Work with the category Sourcing Specialist to strategically source and follow program guidelines to meet established goals for assigned category. Follow through from placement to shipment. 
  • Conduct market research and coordinate all merchant visits at trade fairs, vendor visits and exhibitions for market sector. Understand and articulate the business. 
  • Source new vendors as needed, research and visit new and existing manufacturers, factories required.
  • Evaluate each source with the intent of building a long-term business relationship, while guiding them to meet the TJX fashion, quality and value requirements. 
  • Work closely with team, vendors and global partners on buying calendars, merchandise categories, and production schedules. Negotiate appropriately. 
  • Ensure inspection programs and all company compliance guidelines are followed with regard to sourcing

 Job Requirements:

  • University graduate with sourcing or related working experience in Japan or Korea with the language proficiency in Japanese or Korean.
  • Sourcing experience for beauty, personal care or related categories will be a plus.
  • Working experience in buying office, agent or well-known importer for U.S., Canada, or EU retail market is preferred.
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial.
  • Passionate in products and knowledgeable in latest market trends.
  • Proactive, dynamic, flexible and creative in offering new products and business solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluent in conversation, written and comprehension of English and Chinese.
  • Able to work independently on own initiative, self-direct while at the same time be a team-player.
  • Able to develop and build relationships with teams, vendors and third party suppliers to achieve business goals.
  • Exceptional organization, problem solving, negotiation and time management skills.
  • Able to resolve issues in a thorough, streamlined and timely manner. Able to develop and recommend and implement solutions when necessary.
  • Able to prioritize, multitask various projects, attention to details.
  • Strong analytical and PC skills.
  • Willing and able to frequently travel in Asia and other parts of the world to explore sourcing opportunities.
  • Must uphold the highest level integrity; reference checks will be conducted.

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We are an equal opportunity employer. Personal data collected will be treated with strict confidence and be used exclusively for recruitment purpose. Applicants who are not contacted for an interview within 8 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. Personal data of an unsuccessful applicant will be destroyed within six months.

 

Company Info

The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, ranking No. 87 in the 2017 Fortune 500 listings. At the end of 2016,* the Company had over $33 billion in revenues, more than 3,800 stores in 9 countries, 3 e-commerce sites, and approximately 235,000 Associates. We operate T.J. Maxx and Marshalls (combined, Marmaxx), HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com, in the United States; Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls (combined, TJX Canada) in Canada; and T.K. Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, as well as Homesense in the U.K. and Ireland and tkmaxx.com in the U.K. (combined, TJX International).

We see ourselves as a global, off-price, value retailer and our mission is to deliver great value to our customers through the combination of brand, fashion, price, and quality. We offer a rapidly changing assortment of brand name, designer and other high-quality merchandise at prices generally 20%-60% below department and specialty store regular prices on comparable merchandise, every day. With our value proposition and exciting treasure-hunt shopping experience, we believe that our demographic reach is among the widest in retail. We attract a broad range of fashion and value conscious customers across many income levels and demographic groups.

We believe that we operate one of the most flexible business models in the world and that year after year, our great flexibility has enabled us to succeed through various economic and retail environments. Our stores have no walls between departments, which enables us to expand and contract merchandise categories to respond to market trends and customers' changing tastes. Our inventories turn rapidly, which allows us to buy close to need, with visibility into current fashion and pricing trends. We source merchandise globally from a universe of over 18,000 vendors and more than 100 countries. We see ourselves as leaders in innovation, constantly testing new ideas, seeking the right categories, current fashions and top brands, and leveraging information from our worldwide buying presence. Further, our financial strength gives us the strong foundation and flexibility to balance growth with reinvesting in our business for the future. These are some of the key factors that give us great confidence in our ability to achieve our goals for global growth.

 

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