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Merchandiser (TGS1587) – Up to £32k

Merchandiser (TGS1587) – Up to £32k

Location: Berkshire

Type: Permanent

Industry: Childrenswear

Job Ref: TGS1587

The Company:

An experienced Merchandiser is needed to join a highly successfully supplier to large multiples, wholesalers and e-traders.

The Role:

  • Daily communication with customers and factories to update critical path with order progress.
  • Maintaining critical path to ensure on time delivery to the customer.
  • Working closely with factories and internal teams to ensure goods are shipped correctly and timely.
  • Acting as point of contact for key accounts, providing updates and developing strong relationships.
  • Management of production schedule, ensuring tasks are completed to plan to maintain the agreed shipment dates.
  • Inputting sales orders onto the system.
  • Placing garment purchase orders and raising Letters of Credit.
  • Send contracts to factories and obtain confirmation of ex-factory dates and costs.
  • Arranging fully informed artwork, size specs, packaging requirements to factories for all new orders.
  • Develop or source all relevant packaging and barcodes.
  • Working closely with the garment technical to ensure quality standards are met and inform factory on next steps.
  • Analysing 1st samples for styling and production techniques and feedback instruction to factory on how to proceed.
  • Feedback all fit comments to factories, ensuring all comments are adhered to for next sample.
  • Managing testing and analysing reports, ensuring testing standards are adhered to.
  • Driving development, pre-prod and production sealing, ensuring specifics are met for each retailer, and gaining the appropriate approval from the customer at each stage.
  • Overseeing shipping for all orders, using customer specific booking platforms and freight forwarders.
  • Invoice and packing list management.
  • Managing various e-booking platforms including invoicing, packing   lists and COO documentation requirements for specific retailers.

Skills Required:

  • Must have previous experience working for a busy supplier.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a baby/childrenswear background.
  • Exceptional communication, organisational and presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of critical paths.
  • Experience of liaising with Far East on a daily basis.
  • Knowledge of the production cycle.
  • Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment.
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