Wanted: A costing and sourcing manager with a tenacious character and a drive to succeed. BF Asia is an expanding garment buying office that specialises in high-profile European-licensed children's and women's wear and is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the role. 'It is an important role in the company because it provides the crucial link between our European sales and marketing team and our vendor base,' financial controller Imelda Tse said, adding that the manager would be 'pivotal in achieving [the vendors'] quality, price and delivery expectations.' 'New sourcing opportunities are also important as the business grows and needs to meet the ever increasing demands of customers,' she said. The firm has fulfilled offshore sourcing requirements for parent company Blues Clothing since 1998 and has witnessed growth from a team of four to an office employing 21 staff. Aggressive expansion plans have been set in motion for the next three years. The manager, with at least seven years' industry experience, must show a successful track record and excellent communication skills with the ability to work confidently and comfortably with the European sales team and vendors. The candidate will focus on the costing process and managing all new business inquiries. There is a limited amount of travelling, but this may change as the operation grows, especially in the mainland.