Senior Merchandiser | First Recruitment Asia
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$2,000 - $3,000 + good benefit or negotiate
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Reference: 
susan.ho@firstrecruitment-asia.com
Expired date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

We are now looking for a qualified candidate for the position of Senior Merchandiser, Ho Chi Minh, Việt Nam.

Salary: $2,000 - $3,000 + good benefit or negotiate

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the various stakeholders in US headquarters and locally: Product Development, Sourcing, Design, Merchandising, Quality Assurance, vendors, Mills and others to drive the development, sampling, costing, etc of assigned products.
  • Manage the feasibility, completeness and clarity of specs by liaising closely with upstream partners in HQ (product development, etc)
  • Review the specs with vendors in the context of intended use of product, cost expectations, material specs, manufacturability etc, and give feedback to HQ as appropriate.
  • Lead the development process, ensuring that high quality prototypes are created which address desired function, aesthetics, cost and manufacturability, including checking for quality, measurement, fit and adherence to construction standards. Provide options and recommendations to make improvement in the sample process.
  • Review, analyse and independently validate vendor cost information throughout the entire creation process. Ensure compliance to agreed cost standards and timelines.
  • Independently negotiate with vendors for the best product cost to achieve the highest cost margin.
  • Ensure all development samples (prototypes, merchant samples, and sales samples) are produced accurately and are shipped on time.
  • Work collaboratively with other LO functions – Material development, Production, QA, Technician, and Corporate Responsibility to ensure an on time buy ready and commercialization performance   
  • Drive effective problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Proactively identify potential problems and make the appropriate recommendation to the management. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely updates of data management systems (PDM, Cognos, Share Point) where applicable.
  • Understand company and department strategy and effectively communicate those to FGVs and others  
  • Providing guidance and training to other team members, including cross-functional internal and external partners. Include:  FGV, QA, Product Creation Team, etc.
  • Providing  advanced costing and development analysis to manager and home office 

Job Scope/Complexity:

  • Job involves a high degree of complexity in performing non-recurring work situations.
  • Operates from some established procedures, but may contribute to the development of new ones. 
  • Responsible for mentoring junior members of the team.

Specialize:

  • University degree, experience in merchandising, development, manufacturing, or related field or combination of equivalent education and related experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of textiles and apparel development.
  • Advanced  knowledge of apparel costing
  • Advanced knowledge of garment construction methods and manufacturing, materials testing methods and appropriate interaction of lab results as they pertain to products. 
  • Strong knowledge of materials and functional aspects of garments. 
  • Proven ability to effectively negotiate with vendors and influence internal stakeholders
  • Ability to fit garment and communicate to vendors on the changes required
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict timelines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work extended hours if necessary.
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal communication).
  • Advanced skills in using Microsoft tools:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Visual acuity for analyzing samples and color.
  • Ability to travel via air or car to visit vendors across Vietnam

For more information please contact our consultant:

Ms Phuong

Ms Susan

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