Merchandiser

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
c£45k + benefits
Posted
22 Aug 2018
Closes
19 Sep 2018
Ref
FH2018-2393
Function
Merchandiser
Sector
Womenswear
Job Type
Permanent

As Merchandiser you will be working closely with the Senior Account Manager on a high-volume multi-product womenswear account ensuring PP samples and customer orders are processed accurately and on time and production adheres to the critical path. The successful candidate will be a proactive critical path and product focused merchandiser with a minimum of 5 years supplier experience including excellent awareness of market and fashion trends, flexible to deputise for the Senior Account Manager as required.

Main responsibilities

  • Critical path management; closely monitor and update the critical path, flagging and resolving any issues.
  • Action and manage customer samples and press samples making sure they arrive in good time and to the correct specifications.
  • Ensure that design samples are submitted in a timely fashion and maintain a log of all garments submitted.
  • Follow up and issue responses from customer meetings.
  • Maintain strong market and trend awareness.
  • Ensure accurate data input on systems and flow sheets.
  • Answer queries from the factories and the in-house teams, ensuring any issues are resolved.
  • Manage customer intake plans.
  • Issue and chase weekly sales figures.
  • Liaise daily with buyers, merchandisers, fabric technologists, designers and factories.
  • Raise and issue PO’s.
  • Support and deputise for the Senior Account Manager where required keeping the account management process flowing smoothly.

Essential Skills

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a supplier merchandiser position.
  • Experience working with high volume orders and call-off schedules.
  • Degree in a fashion discipline.
  • Flexible approach, highly organised with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent critical path management experience.
  • Numerical mindset.
  • Good trend and market awareness.
  • Computer literate and proficient in Word and Excel.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

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