view & apply

Supply Chain Job - Mandarin Speaking Procurement Specialist - London

  • £35 - £40K per annum
  • Permanent - Hybrid
  • Central London
  • Ref: 22567

Your New Job Title: Mandarin Speaking Procurement Specialist

The Skills You'll Need: Procurement, Project Management, Negotiation, Mandarin fluent
Your New Salary: £35 - £40K per annum
Location: Central London
Job status: Permanent, hybrid (2 days a week in office)
Start date: ASAP
Working hours: 37.5h p/ week, Monday - Friday,  9am - 5.30pm

Who You'll Be Working for: One of the UK and EU’s fastest-growing sports recovery and fitness e-commerce brands.


Mandarin Speaking Procurement Specialist - What You'll be Doing Each Day:

  • Collaborate with company founders on the development of new products from ideation to final production, focusing on innovative technology-based recovery and wellness solutions.
  • Work closely with Chinese suppliers to design and develop cutting-edge, cost-effective products, ensuring quality, material, pricing and design align with company values.
  • Coordinate bulk order placements with company's stock planning team members, to maintain consistent stock levels in line with growth.
  • Conduct market research to identify trends and analyse the key competitor landscape, utilizing this information to inform the development of new or existing products.
  • Negotiate with manufacturers and suppliers in China to maintain competitive pricing.
  • Manage the end-to-end supplier relationship, including sourcing new suppliers, and maintaining ongoing communications across WeChat.
  • Oversee production processes to ensure compliance with quality control standards and time lines.
  • Implement and refine procurement strategies to optimize inventory levels and minimize supply chain disruptions.
  • Assist with final stage product journey, including working with and sourcing renders/photography artists, packaging designers and product guides.
  • Provide input for continuous product improvement and innovation based on consumer feedback and sales data.


Mandarin Speaking Procurement Specialist - The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Proficiency in Mandarin and English is mandatory.
  • Proficiency in Cantonese is not a requirement, but is a bonus.
  • Previous experience in procurement roles.
  • Experience negotiating with and managing suppliers.
  • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced, cross-functional environments.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of presenting ideas and negotiating with founders and suppliers at all levels.

To view all our Supply Chain jobs please go to

Please follow us on Linkedin: people-first-supply-chain

We would be grateful if you could send your CV as a Word document. If your application is successful, you will be contacted within 7 days. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs. Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.

People First is committed to increasing diversity, and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

People First (Recruitment) Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent and fixed term contract recruitment and as an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Please note that by applying for this job you accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy which can be found on our website.

apply for this job

Application form

CV File Types Allowed: pdf, doc, docx, rtf

By submitting your CV you consent to your information being processed by People First in accordance with our Privacy Notice. Please tick to acknowledge your agreement with the terms set out in our Privacy Notice