Job ref no.: CT3115413-01#3944

Materials Manager

Asco General Supplies (Far East) Ltd

  • 5-day week
  • 13-month pay
  • Dental plan
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Flexible working hours
  • Insurance plan
  • Medical plan
  • K + 1 more

Needs to Do: 

  • Keep up-to-date on new technologies and innovations and able to provide input to support product design and concepts.
  • Work with suppliers to translate trend brief, conduct material research and identify new development needs.
  • Partner with key stakeholders from brands, development, quality assurance and merchandising teams both in the UK and Hong Kong to provide material sourcing services and reliable support.
  • Establish and agree the technical criteria on which the company standards are based, together with the product team, suppliers and internal and external laboratories.
  • Manage material development from brief to quality sign off.
  • Support product development team on the Wearer Trial procedure.
  • Assist and monitor the lab dip approval timeline, colour standard and visual standard distribution. Ensure seasonal colour deadlines are met.
  • Conduct risk assessment to identify potential issues on quality during development process, alert business and provide suggestions to resolve issue or offer alternative solutions.
  • Monitor market raw material price trend, analyse and evaluate potential impacts to the business.
  • Develop negotiation package and conduct material price negotiation with suppliers.
  • Work with UK Planning team to translate product demand into material forecast.
  • Partner with suppliers to manage capacity assessment and capacity booking for both sample and bulk orders.
  • Ensure latest forecast is received by suppliers for greige preparation and production capacity planning. Manage material pre-built if required.
  • Keep track of suppliers’ bulk quality performance via Quality tracker tool.
  • Oversee suppliers’ 1st bulk approval, Print S/O approval and colour continuity performance.
  • Ensure all materials meet legal requirements, and keep up-to-date with changing legislation.
  • Partner with Corporate Responsibility team to increase suppliers’ compliance level and to drive sustainable initiatives.
  • Visit key suppliers regularly to ensure smooth collaboration, conducting regular business plan meetings.
  • Manage Material supplier performance scorecard.
  • Maintain Material Supplier Capacity Matrix.
  • Manage material library and database to create Material Footprint visibility.
  • Support Material Sourcing Strategies development.


Needs to have

  • Degree in Textile Chemistry, Textile Technology or textiles-related studies or related experience.
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in textiles-related industry. Could have working experience in textile factory. Candidates with less experience may be considered for an Assistant Manager role.
  • Familiarity in textiles manufacturing process, from yarn to knitting/weaving to dyeing, printing and finishing, and all kinds of knit and woven fabrics.
  • Good fabric and trims technical knowledge, problem solving experience and understanding of quality standards.
  • Experience in working with active sport area preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good spoken & written English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
  • Strong Negotiation skills.
  • Business acumen.
  • Ability to self-manage, prioritise work and multi task with strong attention to detail.

  Needs to be

  • A good communicator with strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Passionate about our products, Development and Product Assurance and company success.
  • Prepared to Travel.

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Job ref no. CT3115413-01#3944
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 10 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree