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Senior Sourcing Specialist Vietnam

Job description

As Senior Sourcing Specialist, you are responsible for managing the assigned products & projects on a daily basis. You are based in our workspace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. You have good negotiating skills, good communication and high commitment and dedication to a job. You work proactively and are responsible for reporting directly to Lead Sourcing & Office Vietnam regarding the work progress while in close daily collaboration with our team in Hong Kong.

Team Responsibilities

The team represents Teal Goal Limited and its customers in Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. Likewise, the following duties and responsibilities are included.

  • Identification of export-oriented factories in the assigned countries.
  • Build a strong supplier network in the assigned countries and develop strong, functional relationships with key suppliers.
  • Analysis of the local supply chain and its potential
  • Assistance with quality management and the creation of transparency in the production process, also regarding sustainability & compliance
  • Prepare sourcing & supply chain reports, as requested by the teams in Hong Kong

Key Responsibilities

  • Handling sourcing &/or develop assigned products according to enquiries or proactively develop new suppliers in the assigned countries.
  • Take the lead in the RFx process, compare offers, check samples and provide comparison and comments to the Lead Sourcing & Office for a review.
  • Review quotation, cost breakdowns and understand design intent of project and product, suggest alternative solutions to reduce costs while maintaining quality and aesthetics.
  • Negotiate with suppliers for better prices & terms.
  • Follow-up projects closely, from sampling until shipment.
  • Work closely with the category management team, with customers, suppliers and various departments to ensure timely and high-quality completion of the products. Following up on packaging artwork, instruction manual, test reports, customer complaints and quality issues.
  • Support Lead Sourcing & Office to prepare business trips for buyers if required.
  • Visit suppliers, factories, and trade fairs to gather market/product information, identify possibilities, and make recommendations to Lead Sourcing & Office.
  • Communicate with suppliers to conduct market’s trend surveys (when required) to make relevant reports or develop new products.
  • Supplier Data Management: In charge of gathering & ensuring that supplier data of the assigned countries is current and accurately entered into IT systems, and that all requests and quotes are accessible in online systems.
  • Other tasks are assigned by Lead Sourcing & Office.

Skills and Qualifications

Education & experience

  • Education (min. Bachelor degree or comparable) in a relevant field such as Supply Chain Management, Procurement or Marketing is preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Category Management, Sourcing, or Procurement.
  • Experience in sourcing retail products or working for a retailer/trading company is preferred. Industry-specific experience in DIY products, especially related to the European market, is highly valuable.
  • Able to travel when required (mainly local & seldom international)

General skills

  • Team player with excellent communication & presentation skills in English (fluent, must) and also Vietnamese.
  • Excellent knowledge of the local production markets in the assigned markets, familiar with EU test standards & product compliance.
  • Solid knowledge of factory operations
  • Thorough knowledge of the technology and tools used to create and deliver the products requested in the target market.
  • Project Management skills: Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize effectively and handling challenges and tight deadlines.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Working closely with other departments (e.g., Category Management, logistics). Communicate location-independently with a team in multiple countries and locations.
  • Excellent IT & computer skills (Windows or macOS): Work in a modern work environment and able to learn new technologies and adapt to changing requirements.

Personal Attributes

  • Cultural Awareness: Understanding various European markets and customers, as well as different Asian cultures.
  • Integrity: Following the Code of Conduct’s requirements without limitations and upholds ethical standards.
  • Self-motivated: works independently on projects.


At Teal Goal, we provide our employees with a range of benefits reflecting the importance we place on the well-being of our staff. Benefits include:

  • International and flexible working arrangements that include a flexible workplace and flexible working time.
  • 13th-month salary at the end of the year (pro rata)
  • Generous leave allowance, such as compensation and annual leave, as well as one-day birthday leave.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Employment type: Full-time.

Our application process

  1. Submit Your Application: Complete the application by following the steps. We encourage candidates to familiarise themselves with our company and products by visiting our website or LinkedIn page before applying.
  2. Interviews: Selected candidates will participate in at least a two-stage inter-view process (face-to-face and/or online). The first face-to-face interview will be with the Vietnam Sourcing & Office Lead, the 2nd/final round is arranged followed by an in-person/online meeting with the Managing Director for shortlisted candidates.

How to apply

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