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Merchandiser

Listing ID: 1074808

Merchandiser

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Tagged Resources
Location: Berkshire, South East, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Reference Number: TGS1129
Salary: Excellent DOE
Twitter Handle: @taggedresources
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 3 weeks 3 days
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.

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

  • Daily communication with customers, factories and agents to update critical path with order progress.
  • Maintaining an effective and efficient critical path to ensure on time delivery to the customer.
  • Monitor outstanding action points on the critical path and report any variances that may result in any delays to the Account Manager, Company Directors.
  • 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, creating, maintaining and updating the critical path in a timely manner.
  • 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 BS/USA/COUNTRY SPECIFIC 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.
  • Critical path management, both for company and customer specific critical paths.
  • Implementing QC control before shipment.
  • Overseeing shipping for all orders, using customer specific booking platforms and freight forwarders.
  • Invoice and packing list management.
  • Managing various e-booking platforms such as Damco, Ceva, APL, 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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