Our client is a family owned, Licensed Garment supplier to the high street. They are currently recruiting for a Footwear & Accessories Merchandiser to work with high street retailers and major supermarkets.
Footwear & Accessories Merchandiser - The Role:
- Negotiating prices with factories/agents and customers
- Raising new orders internally and sending to overseas factory / In country merchandisers
- Checking all details on customer contracts
- Acknowledge and update customer PO’s /CP tools on their systems
- Liaising with factories/ suppliers daily, on email & phone with regards progression of orders to include product and packaging
- Updating and analysing internal and customer critical paths
- Update and email weekly China control sheet to our China Office
- Sending sample submissions – Lab dips/strike offs to customer
- Coordination between departments with sample approvals
- Liaising with logistics department to ensure goods are delivered on time
- Liaising with design department if any design issues & to request high resolution artwork to send to the factory.
- Checking label artworks, and giving approval to factory
- Identify threats and opportunities through in line reporting and analysis
- Maintain good working relationships with internal and external suppliers to minimise production issues and deal with any problems that arise in a timely fashion
- Ability to read test reports & send production pieces to the lab
- Attend customer meetings/ training sessions required for system support
- Ensuring a smooth handover between departments
Footwear & Accessories Merchandiser - The Candidate:
- Highly organised
- Previous merchandising experience required
- Ability to work under pressure & cope with tight deadlines
- Excellent communicator
- Work as part of a team
- Attention to detail
- Proactive and Methodical approach
- Previous experience in licensing would be an advantage
- Previous experience in Garment Physical and Chemical testing.
- IT literate and confident user of Microsoft Office packages and Outlook.
Footwear & Accessories Merchandiser - The Package:
- Competitive depending on experience
Please note that due to the anticipated interest in these roles only short listed candidates will be contacted
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