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Merchandiser
16/04/2020
PN
Plaines Wilhelms
Attractive
29/05/2020

Our client, a manufacturer and online retailer (fitness apparel & Accessories brand), is looking for a Merchandiser

ROLE OVERVIEW: 
Sound knowledge of supply chain, development and Production process on a global basis, with experience of calendar management critical path management in international brand or sports retail environment.
Experience in working directly with vendors and the ability to drive performance. Strong communications skills in a multi-cultural environment internally and externally.
Willing to travel globally. Knowledge of product costings, production critical path, technical and use of PLM or other ERP systems would be ideal.
With excellent analytical, problem-solving skills and attention to detail and commercial outlook.
 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
The Merchandiser role;
 
Management and Support: 
  • Maintain critical paths to ensure all approvals are on time and follow the company’s standards
  • Support end-to-end product development and production plan until shipment
  • Execute all merchandising operations including capacity, stock holding and on-time delivery
  • Maintain critical paths to ensure approvals across all stages are on time and follow the company`s standards
  • Assist supervisor on ad-hoc projects
  • Get involved in costings to ensure company target margin is achieved
  • Liaise with cross-functional departments, PD, Materials, and vendor ensure sample deliver on time
 
Strategy:
  • Support the implementation of sourcing strategies
  • Play a key role to deal with vendors. Sustain strong partnerships with suppliers with the intent of building a long-term business relationship
  • Plan and perform seasonal costing negotiation, BOMs with vendors and work toward achieving the target margins
 
Collaboration: 
  • Own, the critical path, liaise with cross-functional departments, PD, Materials, Trims and Vendor base
  • Works cross-functionally with the GSHQ-based team to deliver divisional goals and objectives
  • Liaise with nominated material and trim vendors
  • Manage vendor relationships for day-to-day operations in terms of service level agreement and calendar milestones
  • Sustain strong partnerships with vendors with the intent of building a long-term business relationship that aligns with company`s quality and value requirements
 
Analytics:
 
  • Perform monthly vendor performance review and follow up corresponding actions for continuous improvement
  • Have analytical and logical mind-set so as to arrange clear plans / reports
  • Prioritise various projects with attention to detail
  • Knowledge and Opportunity: 
  • Knowledge of garment product development and production
  • Knowledge of Product costing
  • Maintain sound awareness of specific market intelligence in terms of product category as well as the global supply chain and sourcing
 
 
EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
 
  • Secondary school level education; preferring graduated in Merchandising, Fashion, Textile or related disciplines
  • At least 5 years solid experience in apparel industry
  • Experience working in sports apparel brand(s) development & production areas
  • Experience working in global / regional markets

PROFILE
 
  •  Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Mature, responsible, self-motivated, proactive and willing to face challenges
  • Fluent in written & spoken English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Stable working records are preferred
  • Willing to travel occasionally

Adecco reserves the right:
To call only the shortlisted candidates for interview
Not to make any appointment following this advertisement nor to assign any reason whatsoever for accepting or rejecting any candidate.

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