Merchandise Manager

Our client is currently looking for a dynamic senior merchandiser who has the ability and drive to step up to a Manager level to lead the merchandising team.  You must have a background within a supplier and have understanding of negotiating prices, critical path and production processes.

  • Liaising daily with factories and customers.
  • Experience with liaising with the Far East is essential.
  • Raising purchase orders, customer packaging / label orders (care labels, brand labels, price labelling) and dispatching to suppliers
  • Monitoring and maintaining the critical path.
  • An in depth knowledge of the critical path is essential.
  • The merchandiser will be responsible for chasing in lab dips, print strike offs, bulk fabric and sample submissions (sealer samples /pre-production samples / production samples / press samples).
  • Liaising with our shipping and sales / deliveries department, ensuring that goods arrive are processed and are delivered on time.
  • Full meeting follow up will be required, from quoting prices to arranging development samples.
  • Working closely with the design team and directors
  • Customers will include both those from the high street and online.
  • Providing team leadership, problem solving and guidance for junior merchandisers of the team.

Skill Required:

  • MUST feel confident meeting customers and liaising with factories.
  • Have a good understanding of the industry, and fashion.
  • Ideally have strong IT skills including Excel.
  • Have followed a critical path from initial concept to delivery.
  • Able to multi task and be highly efficient.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong decision maker
  • Management and team development skills