Junior Import Merchandiser

Manchester Central Location

Salary £18k-£20k DOE

The Role

  • Managing orders using the critical path from start to finish, liaising with the factory and customer on a daily basis. 
  • Working with a number of different major high street retailers and online businesses, tailoring your approach to each customer’s way of working. 
  • Working directly with factories in Pakistan / China / Bangladesh – this requires constant communication via email, phone and regular video conferences. 
  • Approval of lab dips.
  • Reviewing approvals internally before submitting to the customer and chasing for comments, then issuing the approval comments to the factories / requesting any resubmissions. 
  • Navigating orders using the critical path 
  • Attend weekly critical path meetings with the relevant account manager, designers and tech, providing a full status update on each line.
  • Working closely with the account managers highlighting any issues or problems as they occur. 

Skills Required 

  • Merchandising experience – minimum 1-2 years within a fashion import company.
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment.
  • Daily communication with Buyers and Factories via e-mail and telephone is a major part of the job so a good telephone manner is necessary.
  • Garment construction and fabric knowledge
  • Must be computer literate including Excel and Outlook.
  • Proactive approach to work