International Opportunities

We operate two Sourcing Offices, one in India and one in Hong Kong. These operate to provide a bridge between our business in the UK and our suppliers in the two areas. Find out more about our India and Hong Kong Sourcing Offices below:

India Sourcing Office

The purpose of the India Sourcing Office (ISO) is to bring the most appropriate products from India to the John Lewis and Waitrose brands, both in terms of innovation, cost, quality and speed.
The ISO acts as a bridge between the UK and our supplier base in India to understand, develop, manufacture and ship to JL and WR, all through safe and compliant factories.
This was the Partnership’s first overseas office with all local partners who have embraced the Partnership values and added Indian culture and spirit into it, to create the John Lewis “magic”. Our ambition is to establish and grow India as an integral part of the John Lewis supply chain, to help drive margins, and to “wow” the customer with innovative products. Also to give back to the community that helps us achieve success through projects funded by the JL Foundation

Hong Kong Sourcing Office

Our Hong Kong Sourcing Office will be responsible for sourcing suppliers, factories and raw materials within the Far East. They will monitor, evaluate and work on remediation and continuous improvement of ethical and technical standards in local factories whilst providing support for contract negotiation processes.
The majority of the Partners in the HKSO are merchandisers and technologists. They are supported by compliance, IT, Personnel, Finance and Logistics functions.

What next?

If you are interested in opportunities in these areas of our business, please visit us on LinkedIn and select our “Life pages” for our India and Hong Kong Sourcing Offices for early sight of opportunities.

We are unable to hold on file potential candidate CVs for future roles so please do not send them to us, but do visit our careers pages on LinkedIn for additional information and to submit any applications.  You must have the correct documents relating to proof of right to work in the relevant country before you submit your application.

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