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Merchandising Manager – Fashion Apparel & Accessories (TGS1406) – £40-£45k

Merchandising Manager – Fashion Apparel & Accessories (TGS1406) – £40-£45k

  • Merchandisers
  • Berkshire

Location: Berkshire

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear & Accessories

Job Ref: TGS1406

The Company:

A Merchandising Manager is needed to join a highly successfully supplier of apparel and accessories to large multiples, wholesalers and e-traders.   You will have a minimum of 5 years within the same role OR be ready for the next step in your career and want the move from Senior Merchandiser to Manager with a strong background in the industry,

The Role:

  • Overseeing the full merchandising function.
  • Managing 4 junior staff members.
  • Maintaining good internal relations with other departments – Account Managers, Product Developers/Designers.
  • Monitoring and ensuring good customer relationships are maintained.
  • Reporting and working closely with the Managing Director.
  • Liaising daily with Far East Factories.
  • Attending regular meetings to update team members, ensuring efficiency and addressing any issues before becoming a problem.
  • Management of critical path with order updates.
  • Meeting invoicing targets
  • Inventory control  and stock management (fabric/trims etc).
  • Cost negotiation and control of products including testing.
  • Providing accurate costs on Bill of Materials
  • In control of shipping and logistics.
  • Daily liaison with customers at various levels including heads of department and decision makers
  • Acting as point of contact for key accounts, providing updates and developing strong relationships.
  • 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 various e-booking platforms including invoicing, packing lists and COO documentation requirements for specific retailers.

Skills Required:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years previous experience working for a busy supplier.
  • Must have worked within apparel or accessories
  • Have managed a team of 3-5 junior staff members
  • 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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