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Purchasing Manager B2B Retail Guangzhou




Guangzhou, Guangdong, China


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Expondo Guangzhou is part of Expondo China with several locations in China and Hongkong, we are 100% part of Expondo GmbH, which is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Expondo is the leading B2B marketplace in Europe that provides machines, equipment and expert advice to professional customers in Europe. Expondo has more than 300 employees and grows with more than 50% annually. Expondo China operates as the sourcing and product development company of Expondo with currently 42  employees in the 3 locations (Shanghai, Hangzhou and Guangzhou). The main product categories are Gastronomy, Industry, Welding equipment, Measurement and Home and Garden. The functions in China are integrating purchasing, merchandising, operations, product development and quality management.

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Job Description

  • Manage supplier strategy implementation across product categories
  • Improve commercial terms and support, coach merchandising teams with facts based analysis for negotiation
  • Develop and onboard new suppliers, develop new products
  • Support the continuous organizational development in our offices, support the team with operational experience and coaching
  • Take over various projects and activities in South china upon individual assignment


  • Western nationality
  • 10 years work experience in China in leading operational roles in western companies with retail, or in the trading sector, OEM/ODM or international sourcing offices
  • Proven track record of driving changes and growth in former companies
  • Profound experience in Purchasing and Supply Chain, Quality management
  • Excellent negotiation skills to discuss with Chinese companies about best business terms
  • Background in cost analysis and should costing for finished goods
  • Strong intercultural coaching and communication skills
  • Be able to cope with a fast moving e-commerce company
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Results driven with a strong hands on drive to get things done
  • Willingness to travel all lover China, our offices and our suppliers
  • Degree in business administration or engineering technical background
  • English skills and good Chinese capabilities, German as a good additional factor
  • Experience with PPS systems (SAP, Oracle, etc.)