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Merchandiser/Product Developer (TGM1398) – Excellent Salary DOE

Merchandiser/Product Developer (TGM1398) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Leicester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear & Childrenswear

Job Ref: TGM1398

The Company:

An opportunity for a Merchandiser/ Product Developer to join an established supplier to the High Street Retailers. For this role you will be required to liaise fluently In both written and verbal Italian

The Role:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic and have a drive to push sales (identify sales opportunities)
  • Ability to handle pressure and deadlines
  • Manage current departments and generate new business leads
  • Fast paced and on the ball
  • Knowledge on trends / Licenses and garment construction would be an advantage
  • Efficient
  • Respond and engage to new order enquiries
  • Excellent communication skills as working directly with the customers/ hubs / factories
  • Be able to negotiate prices with factories via Turkey to meet customer targets and close orders
  • Work closely with designers and merchandise teams to present solutions to customer to simplify design and maintain a good overall sales price
  • Working closely with the merchandise team & problem solving issues to avoid discounts
  • Team player and able to build strong customer relations and with factories
  • Confirm costings and delivery dates with customer
  • Raise PO’s on the system, understanding Royalties & Margins
  • Raise PO’s to factories
  • Aim to learn the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) System
  • Chase sample developments with the in country teams and feedback to customer on status
  • Have experience to manage development critical path, updating and chasing daily for approvals
  • Providing customer with weekly updates through Critical path document
  • Arrange samples in house to post to buying teams
  • Confident to offer new products to the customer
  • Admin heavy based role so must be well organised

Benefits:

  • Established company for over 20 years
  • Long term career progression

Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 4 years proven experience within a similar role.
  • For this role you will be required to liaise fluently In both written and verbal Italian
  • Experience of working in ladies or childrenswear, jersey or knitted products is advantageous.
  • Must understand costings.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Fully computer literate.
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