Head of Sourcing and Quality Department (m/f/f)

Our client is an internationally established shoe chain store at an attractive location in Austria.


Your responsibilities:

  • Selection, evaluation and support of (private label) suppliers in Asia and Europe
  • Evaluation/certification/approval of new suppliers, or ongoing assessment of existing suppliers on the basis of KPIs (incl. conducting annual discussions)
  • Support of the product management in preparing the briefing to suppliers for product development/collection creation as well as achieving the calculation targets through negotiation and product optimization
  • Evaluation and negotiation of framework agreements, respectively identification of savings through structural changes in procurement
  • Development and assurance of fit and quality standards
  • Implementation of quality controls
  • Sourcing of shoe boxes
  • Management and control of complaints management
  • Definition of the pollutant specifications for private labels and organisation of the implementation of pollutant tests
  • Monitoring compliance with the Code of Conduct of private label suppliers
  • Identification of technical product innovations and preparation of corresponding proposals for product management
  • Visiting trade fairs
  • Management and professional development of the international team (quality and technology managers)


Your profile:

  • Profound shoe knowledge
  • Mind. 10 years of experience in the footwear industry with activities in the areas of procurement / product range design / collection development of shoes in different regions, negotiation of conditions with producers and ideally quality management, cost and procurement process optimization
  • Leadership skills for managing an international team
  • High negotiation and assertiveness coupled with solution orientation
  • High communication and networking competence
  • Structured “self-starter” with implementation strength and initiative
  • Good computer skills
  • Good IT willingness to travel to Asia and Europe
  • analytical, strategic
  • Teamplayer


We have aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your informative application documents:


HFT Consulting – human resources in fashion
Mrs Denise Tennie
Guggenweg 12
83071 Stephanskirchen

Phone.: +49 8036 / 9433 191