Career in Sourcing/Supply Chain?
Hi, is there a job like what I'm describing here?
Basically, someone works on commission and travels to foreign countries to meet suppliers or customers. Maybe similar to a trader of goods, or broker. And this would only be on commission, no salary, making hours flexible.
I have income from a business and don't need a full-time job. I'm interested in learning more about sourcing/procurement/supply chain because I thought maybe it would allow me to work while traveling abroad. I lived in Japan for almost two years, but would also be open to traveling to other countries. I can self-sponsor in Japan or Korea, and maybe some other countries. I just don't know what to look for or who to talk to in terms of asking about this, as no one I know is working in procurement/supply chain.
A sourcing agent?
Common in China, but its a local resident who manages export sales enquiries for a local businesses (that perhaps doesn't have English speaking staff to do it themselves).
Some business are also set up this way, usually where someone has experience and contacts in a particular industry and acts as an intermediary between the manufacturer and customer.
Sorry Jack I'm not familiar with this sort of role. Have you come across this sort of thing Ron Brown ?