Merchandiser

Marketing
KwaZulu-Natal
Our client is seeking a vibrant and energetic Merchandiser to join their Lingerie Department.
 
What You Will Be Doing:
 
    • On line research for Senior Merch’s buying trip.
    • Assorting of overseas samples from Senior Merch’s buying trip.
    • Trend presentation preparation & presenting to customer along with the designers help.
    • Sales for existing & new business.
    • Comparison of customer figures TY verse LY i.e.: total units & value by program by month. Coordinator to pull figures for the merchandiser. Merchandiser to feedback.
    • Buyers briefing. Designer to sit in on the briefing.
    • Tender all programs across supplier base, every season (twice a year Winter & Summer) price and factory sample for quick reaction to trade, price and capacity issues.
    • Splitting programs across supplier base to ensure less risk and pressure on factory capacity.  
    • Sourcing new developments. Updates on existing core lines and new styles for testing. Executing sample make up with factory for customer showing. Working a season in advance for the next season presentation.
    • Sales analysis feedback & comp shop reporting and feedback.
    • Costing negotiations with customer & supplier
    • Additional packaging price negotiations. Co-ordinator to put together for you.
    • Compile excel costing document per season to be signed off by management, and handed over to the co-ordinator for PO raising.
    • Approve costings on swift. Management will authorise.
    • Setting & cross checking the Monthly & Annual Targets & Budgets. Co-ordinator to compile for you.
    • Communication between customer & supplier on costing/design queries/fabric approvals & all serious related matters. Including management on any serious related matters.
    • All samples that we receive from the factories must be shown and checked by you for your approval.
    • Weekly meetings with your team to go through existing & new orders, MST and any related issues.
    • Weekly feedback meetings with management to update me on current styles, pricing, new samples, deliveries and sales feedback.
    • Rails cleaned out at the end of every season i.e.: fit samples, duplicate samples, old rail samples
 
Ideally You Will Need:
    • Matric
    • Degree (Advantageous)
    • To be dedicated and like to see projects to completion
    • To enjoy variety in your work, it’s not all numbers or pretty colours but a combination of the two
    • To be a team player
    • 3 – 5 years working experience as a Merchandiser (Lingerie experience preferred / advantageous)
    • Valid Driver’s license & own vehicle 
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