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Type: Permanent and full-time position
Sector: Trading

Our client is established in Hong Kong- China since 1997. He is specialized in grow kits.



Working independently, you will ensure our customers receive their goods on-time and for the quality required. We operate two distinctive businesses within our company:

- A general trading operation where we sell various merchandise overseas that we purchase in China,

- Product development, products assembling and products sales.


You will need to manage the whole merchandising flow including sourcing, product development, sampling, production, inspection and shipment.
You will also be responsible to communicate with the customers and ensure that you grasp orders by offering the right product at the right price.


Candidate Profile and experience:

- University graduated / Degree in International Trade or Equivalent

- Strong experience in Purchasing / Sourcing / Production follow-up

- Perfect command of both written & spoken English and Mandarin

- Looking for a long-term position

- Prefers to work in a small size firm (4 to 5 People team in HK)

- Organized and detailed oriented

- Able to work independently and to cope with pressure

- Multi Tasks



- Sourcing / Customer Quotation

Following to inquiries received from our customers:

- Obtaining reliable prices & information from China suppliers

- Double cross quotations within several makers & compare prices

- Quote customer promptly in an independent manner applying the margin you feel right to secure orders

- Prepare Pricelists to customers with clear description, pictures…


- Orders & Production follow up:

- Once orders are secured, issue Sales orders & Issue Purchase Orders with our company software

- Obtain samples for approval before production

- Get the samples approved by the customers and launch production accordingly

- Issue QC checklists according to the quality required

- Get QC checklist approved by both suppliers and customer

- Launch mass production according to both samples approved and QC checklist approved

- Follow-up mass production to ensure that goods will be delivered on time in the right quality, according to the samples approved and the QC checklist approved

- Understand production process and plan for QC and production follow up accordingly


- Shipments follow -up / Issuing of documents:

- Issue weekly Shipment Schedule and send to clients for their review

- Consolidate shipments from several factories and different China provinces to one FOB point and keep inland charges as low as possible

- Place shipping orders with forwarders

- Issue commercial invoices / Packing Lists to customers

- Help in obtaining payments from Customers and then release shipping documents to them

- Issue payments to suppliers after a passed QC report has been issued and once quality is secured

- Negotiate to hold a payment provision with makers and release final payment after customer has received the merchandise whenever possible


- Sales Samples development / Shipment Samples:

- Obtaining samples according to customers’ requirements as quickly as possible

- Negotiate with suppliers to obtain samples free of charge

- Ask suppliers to send pictures of the samples before dispatch to ensure specs are correct

- Pack samples and ship samples to clients quickly

- Monitor and reduce Courier costs


- Norms & Legal Standards:

- Ensure that goods are up to required standards according to protocol received from Customer

- Coordinate testing’s between suppliers / third party laboratories / clients


- Quality Control / Mass Production Follow-up


- Products assembling and selling:

For our own line of products, that requires special attention, you will be asked to:

- Purchase hardware accessories in China with usual purchasing practice described above

- Purchase some accessories in Europe or in Australia

- Have all these accessories shipped from various factories in China and Australia at the same time to Hong Kong

- Monitor product assembling in Hong Kong

- Monitor INVENTORY for all accessories

- Ship finished products on-time and in the required quality with appropriate documents to our clients overseas or deliver to our direct customers in Hong Kong


- Travelling to Factories in China