Department: Hong Kong Liaison Office
Reports to: Sourcing Manager
Location: Hong Kong
Your Opportunity at ARC’TERYX:
As the Sourcing Specialist, you partner with a team of highly qualified sourcing, quality, and raw materials professionals to achieve business objectives, collaborating across the Arc’teryx Headquarters and the Arc’teryx Hong Kong Sourcing Office. You will be working with a well-developed base of highly professional long term vendor partners, always looking for creative solutions and processes to improve speed, optimize cost, support margin, and best utilize supply chain capabilities and efficiencies. 
Meet Your Future Team:
The Hong Kong Liaison Office team is a cross functional group whose focus is on optimizing responsiveness to market with quality product, while driving towards cash flow and inventory targets.
We are a small but highly versatile team of problem solvers and process makers, driving collaborative partnership between Arc’teryx Headquarters, our vendors, and the Hong Kong Liaison Office team. We support the building and execution of a sustainable global sourcing strategy that enables us to deliver exceptional product at the right place, with the right quality and cost, and on-time.

If you were the Sourcing Specialist for Arcteryx Hong Kong Liaison Office now, here are some of the core activities you would be doing:

  • Supporting the Sourcing manager to drive partnership with our vendors to deliver best-in-class performance
  • Researching and assessing new vendors to support the business and capacity growth and driving continuous improvement
  • Owning vendor development and relationship building with stakeholders
  • Owning the onboarding and training of new vendors and continuously building capabilities throughout the entire vendor base
  • Manage SAP vendor set-up and signing of T1 Supply Agreements
  • Providing support to the Sustainability team on compliance and ESG management
  • Collaborate with vendor partners and cross functional teams to ensure accuracy of COL BOM’s, RM pricing, yield and color
  • Analyze past and current CBD’s for all COL styles being managed, identify cost increase mitigation potentials, negotiate for the best outcome to support margin improvements.

Here are some of things you could be working on in the future:

  • Proposing a more defined processes for seasonal COL price negotiations and BOM management
  • Involvement in Footwear sourcing responsibilities
  • Involvement in capacity planning negotiation with T1 vendors
  • Work more in-depth with current and future vendor base to propose continuous improvements on vendor level for efficiency and cost improvements.
  • Building a talent pipeline to support long term workload increase and business growth.

Are you our next Sourcing Specialist for the Arcteryx Hong Kong Liaison Office?

  • You have a degree in Merchandising/Business Management or related discipline, or equivalent relevant experience
  • You have 5+ years’ experience in apparel sourcing or merchandising in a global company
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and can work effectively with internal and external stakeholders of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • You have expertise in negotiation, problem solving and multi-tasking
  • You have good knowledge of raw materials, technical construction and product costing. Footwear experience is a plus.
  • You are assertive and have a high level of self-initiative
  • You are fluent in English and have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • You are proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Outlook, and knowledge of ERP & PLM systems is an advantage (e.g., SAP, Centric etc.)
Fair Labor Responsibility
Upholding Fair Labour Association’s Workplace Code of Conduct and Principal of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing throughout the Arcteryx Supply Chain.
Equal Opportunity
Arc’teryx is committed to actively creating and fostering a culture of inclusivity where voices are heard, people are seen, and values are respected. We care about the uniqueness of our applicants, employees, and guests, and we do so in a safe space fueled by curiosity and acceptance. 
Creating an inclusive workplace is connected to our core value Do Right while also having the added benefit of helping make our business better. We believe inclusion helps us to create a healthier, happier workplace, drive creativity and innovation, and reflect the communities where we operate.  
All applicants, employees, and guests can expect equality of opportunity and fair treatment in alignment with our values.
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