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[Expired] Sourcing Manager

Williams-Sonoma Singapore Pte Ltd
Posted On :16 Sep 2013


Job Summary

  • Salary:   Undisclosed
  • Location: Singapore - Central
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Min. Education Level: Degree
  • Field of Study: Retail Management, Marketing, Advertising/Marketing
  • Years of Experience: 8
  • Skills: Management skills, Communications skills

Job Descriptions



You will be implementing sourcing strategies, both short (seasonal/annual) and long term (3-5 years) for the assigned product categories.

Research, identify and develop production sourcing markets and suppliers that meet the companies’ product supply requirements. Manage agent and supplier relationships in order to: 

  • Execute creative designs
  • Ensure product quality
  • Meet on time delivery
  • Support speed to market
  • Maximize profitability
  • Minimize risk, e.g., diversifying country and supplier placements


This should include the following:Implement product sourcing strategies appropriate for each source region

  • Establish and manage sourcing processes and procedures to successfully execute and deliver WSI products on time, which meet the design, quality and value mission.
  • Time and Action Calendars
  • Vendor Research and Development - Capabilities, capacity and growth plans
  • Material Research and Development
  • Resourcing of core products for cost savings & risk diversification.
  • Cost Negotiations based on parameters from the San Francisco team
  • Work with San Francisco team during the development process to identify source markets and suppliers for requested materials, finishes and products
  • Management of pre-production, production placement and reservations
  • Production Tracking and reporting
  • Identify potential product categories that present opportunities in new markets
  • Evaluate and monitor the performance of the supplier base
  • Troubleshoot production/delivery problems.
  • Close coordination with WSI agents, service providers, suppliers, etc.


Tertiary Education

  • 8-10 years International Sourcing and Production experience
  • Strong negotiation and management skills in a retail or manufacturing company
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast pace environment
  • Extensive travel required
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills in English. Fluency in another language will be advantageous for this role

Interested applicants are to email their updated resume in MS Word format with a recent photograph stating their expected salary and availability to

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

About This Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies –Williams-Sonoma (cookware and wedding registry), Pottery Barn (furniture and wedding registry), Pottery Barn Kids (kids’ furniture and baby registry), PBteen (girls’ bedding and boys’ bedding), West Elm (modern furniture and room decor), Williams-Sonoma Home (luxury furniture and decorative accessories), Rejuvenation (lighting and hardware) and Mark and Graham (personalized gifts and gifts for the home) – are marketed through seven e-commerce websites, eight direct mail catalogs and 584 stores.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States, Canada and Australia, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and franchises its brands in Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.

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