Assistant Merchandiser

Assistant Merchandiser

£18k - £20k Dependent on experience
REF: 11495 1KK

Job Description

Perfect position for a recent Graduate looking for their first step in industry! This is a great opportunity to join a successful, well-established apparel and accessory business, based in the North West. This role would suit a recent Fashion Graduate with a placement year or someone looking for the next step in industry after a year or two in their first role.

My client is friendly and down to earth, and really values their team. They are looking for an individual that has an interest in fashion and a head for facts and figures. I am looking for a real team player, who is analytically minded and happy to roll up their sleeves and work hard in this fast paced environment.

Assistant Merchandiser - The role:

  • Working closely with internal team and Head of Department, as well as customers and offshore factories
  • Maintaining the critical path to ensure all key dates meet customer requirement/deadlines
  • Updating and maintaining company and customer systems from confirmation of a development sample to shipment of production
  • Raising orders to factories  and preparing technical packs to be sent out to the factories
  • Working closely with the design team on approvals
  • Working closely with the Buyer on reporting and preparing stock figures
  • Working closely with overseas factories and liaising via email and telephone.
  • Checking samples and assisting the QC when required
  • Managing own work load and time efficiently

Assistant Merchandiser – The Person:

  • Candidates must have some experience as a Merchandiser within an supplier / import business within fashion garments and / or accessories – this could be an internship whilst at University.
  • Must be open minded with a willingness to adapt and learn new ways of working
  • Must be open to change and happy to work across multiple products
  • Team player who can handle a busy workload
  • Experience managing critical path is essential
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Software
  • Good understanding of fabrics and garment construction
  • Great communication skills are required as will be dealing with Far East factory’s on a daily basis
  • You must have a keen eye for detail.

Please apply with your updated CV to quoting reference 11495 1KK.

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