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Country Head - Bangladesh and India

  • A mature value retailer of apparels mainly
  • Strategic and Commercial leadership role in Bangladesh
  • P&L responsibility
  • Manage overall business including departments - Merchandising, Operations, QA, Finance, HR etc

Country Head - Bangladesh and India

Our client is looking for an experienced professional to head their Bangladesh sourcing hub. 

For this role you will need to have a strong multi-product apparel background across Ladies , Mens and Kidswear, working with or for Value Retailers as well as a solid experience in Bangladesh.

This opportunity will suit someone who is entrepreneurial and can manage a large team. 

Country Head: The Role:

  • P&L & budget planning responsibility for Bangladesh sourcing hub

  • Managing overall business operations in Bangladesh
  • Supervising all the departments such as Merchandising, Operations, QA, Finance, HR etc
  • All aspects of production, quality, compliance and delivery. It is essential to be able to maintain discipline within the factory base ensuring timely deliveries to agreed quality standards. 
  • Manage support functions - administration, finance, management control and human resources. Strong country knowledge to ensure compliance with local laws
  • Optimize and streamline operational costs 
  • Lead contract and price negotiation with vendors/factories

  • Introduction and onboarding of factories to match the demands of the business

  • Problem solving at the grass root level, understanding and foreseeing issues at an early stage and immediately acting upon them to minimise inefficiencies (OTIF), rejection rates.

  • Strong country knowledge with ability to plan ahead and mitigate risk

  • Develop and leverage strategic business relationships with vendors/suppliers/factories in Bangladesh & India.
  • Align sourcing process outcomes with the overall organizational goal and strategy

Country Head: The Person:

  • Strong apparel value retail sourcing 
  • Excellent knowledge & experience in apparel manufacturing and production process
  • Extensive experience of working in Bangladesh
  • Strong country knowledge with ability to plan ahead and mitigate risk
  • Strong local knowledge to ensure compliance with local laws
  • Ability to think strategically, drive innovation and market leading ideas
  • Excellent commercial awareness and P&L Management
  • Strong people management and leadership 
  • Good interpersonal, influencing & organisational skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure, quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills & fluent in English - written & verbal

The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with solid overall experience in production, development, sourcing and quality management either within Value Retail.

We are looking for a strong personality who can command the respect of factories and achieve discipline in production processes. Our ideal candidate will bring skills to successfully lead teams to manage stakeholders (buyers, factories, internal) of different cultures and backgrounds.

Country Head - Bangladesh and India

United Kingdom
Head of Department
Competitive expat package (Salary, bonus, accommodation, transport etc)

Published on 23 Jul 2022

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