Assistant Merchandiser

Assistant Merchandiser

£Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 11655 AA

Job Description

This Assistant Merchandiser job opportunity seeks to recruit experience in merchandising/production and a good understanding of the product development and approvals process. You will be part of a growing lifestyle brand recognised for their effortless clothing and accessories. Ability to work and adapt to an evolving business is essential.

Assistant Merchandiser – The Job Description:

Part of busy team, to assist and support the Production Manager, the role will include:

  • Critical path monitoring and instigating remedial action.
  • Communicating comments on samples, strike offs and bulk fabric to overseas suppliers on a daily basis.
  • Assisting with fit sessions, creations of measurements charts, graded specs and feeding back comments on for SMS, shipping and production samples to suppliers.
  • Proposing improvement to constructions, fits or even materials and print techniques.
  • Supplying manufacturers with information including bar codes and packaging. and ensuring they are correctly applied.
  • Approving artworks for care labels, barcodes and additional branding.
  • Chasing salesmen’s pre-production and shipping samples by regular contact with suppliers.
  • Negotiating and recording discounts and upcharges agreed with suppliers along with all supplier terms.
  • Expediting bulk deliveries and checking bulk production once arrival in warehouse.
  • Contributing to marketing material; including web site descriptions
  • Recording and updating product information records, for warehouse and sales teams.
  • Maintaining a database of ethical reports and ensuring that each supplier provides comfort on ethical trading
  • Monitoring faulty products, identifying common/recurring faults and taking appropriate action
  • Checking invoices for suppliers and approving them for payment or resolving differences in the absence of the production manager.
  • Communicating with freight forwarders to ensure deliveries are on track and escalate any issues to senior management in absence of production manager.

Assistant Merchandiser – The Person Specification:

  • A degree in fashion and/or a minimum of 2 years experience within a similar merchandiser, production or product developer role
  • Highly proficient IT Microsoft Office ie. Excel skills, and ideally a knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Good understanding of garment construction and awareness of costing
  • Ability to monitor and progress chase with factories, sampling and production. Managing multiple tasks under pressure and to achieve deadlines.
  • Well organised and self-motivated. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Confident communicator: strong written and verbal
  • Negotiation skills are essential.
  • Understanding of fabrics, trims and print techniques

Please apply with your updated CV to quoting reference 11655 AA.

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We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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