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Graduate Assistant Merchandiser

Listing ID: 1138010

Graduate Assistant Merchandiser

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Tagged Resources
Location: Manchester, North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Reference Number: TGN3410
Salary: Excellent DOE
Twitter Handle: @taggedresources
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 5 days 3 hours
About: We are industry specialists working with Retail and Wholesale Suppliers. As a team we have 25 years of recruitment and industry experience, working with Retail and Wholesale Suppliers and have always believed that best practice means keeping it simple. We are passionate about what we do and work very hard, taking the time to build strong relationships, understanding your business and personal requirements. To this end we have key goals and values that run through everything we do.

A leading supplier of ladies, mens and kidswear are currently recruiting for an Assistant Merchandiser (Graduate level) to join their well-established and dynamic team. They are a company that adheres to the desired standards of manufacturing and quality which ensures that every one of their Stakeholders, Customers and Employees receive the greatest value, along with the best that the industry has to offer. Every employee demonstrates commitment and dedication to their role, proud to be a part of our continually growing and successful company.  They benchmark against the quality of their service delivery and timeliness and believe hard work with the right intent ensures success.

The Role:

  • Communicating with buying team and understanding key sample deadline and selection/ sign off dates.
  • Working with buyers to receive design packs in time to make sure critical deadline dates are met.
  • Working with in house design team and communicating with buyers to ensure appropriate feedback on CADs is given in time for actioning to meet critical deadline dates.
  • Monitoring progress of samples with counterpart PAK development team, to ensure arrival on time and adhering to design pack requirements with correct quality.
  • Request buyers feedback on samples selected and act accordingly in either working on revised samples or having prices sent.
  • Once buyer’s finalised selection with price agreement, chase admin team for bookings/ contracts.
  • Once bookings received, send bookings through to clothing ERP team in PAK to generate a PAK PO to add into the ERP.
  • Ensure internal PO’s are correctly issued, checking in particular fabric quality/ wash, garment components and delivery dates.
  • Request buyers styling confirmation/ fit comments to be able to handover style to the garment tech.
  • Ensure ERP critical path is fully updated with garment pics, quantities fabric, agreed prices, garment components and delivery date splits.
  • Upon receipt of submissions, they need to be checked thoroughly with previous comments and samples for colour and quality before sending to the customer. Any fabric concerns must be discussed with the relevant UK tech and any rejections discuss with management.
  • Explaining rejections which will impact delivery dates to the relevant customer in good time.
  • Attend progress meetings with technologist to ensure issues are resolved and orders run on time.
  • Production updates from factory monitor and ensure orders run on time.
  • Critical path update to the customer to ensure approvals given and orders run in time.
  • Send the development status by 9am to the factory.  
  • Check the development status and discuss any concerns with PAK development team.
  • Share relevant development status information with the relevant buyer.
  • Answer all phone calls when required.
  • Parcels will rotate between tables, when it is parcel week for your table you will be required to hang and steam the incoming parcels.
  • Adheres to all compliance requirements i.e. health & safety, security and ensures safe use of all IT systems and equipment
  • To ensure health and safety/wellbeing of all staff.
  • Maintains compliance with all confidentiality and governance requirements within the department.

Skills Required:

  • A Fashion Merchandising degree (or similar) and a keen interest in fashion.
  • Computer literate with strong Excel skills.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills.
  • Proven ability to handle a busy work load.

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