Senior Manager / Merchandising Manager - Knit & Woven

Job Description

Title: Senior Manager / Merchandising Manager - Knit & Woven

Company Name: ZXY International

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Postgraduate/Graduate in Apparel Merchandising, Retail Management or Business Administration from a reputed institution.

Experience Requirements:
∎ 10 to 15 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ ZXY International, a global apparel sourcing company, has been established with a clear mission to be unique, innovative, redefine global sourcing standards, as well as be the best sourcing partner in the apparel sector. Today, we have an empowered team of over 800 colleagues across international locations of Bangladesh, Turkey, India, Pakistan, and Egypt; each team member is committed to our "Passion for Perfection" motto.
∎ Grab the opportunity to be a part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with professional and personal development opportunities. Make a real difference on a global scale and shape a sustainable and fulfilling career path.
∎ We are currently hiring for the position of Senior Manager / Merchandising Manager - Knit & Woven at our HQ, in the heart of Dhaka. Both Local and Expatriate applicants are invited for the post. Join our family and build an inspired career you`re proud of.
∎ The Senior Manager / Merchandising Manager is accountable for all merchandising and production management of the team including on time deliveries, perfect quality and managing all aspects of the business from development sampling to final shipment. The incumbent will take the lead in vendor education & upgrade factories on technical / production / quality related matters to ensure 100% on time deliveries.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Merchandising
∎ Prompt action on all enquiries received, prices / samples to be submitted promptly.
∎ Ensure all mails are answered within 24hrs and all actions have been taken promptly.
∎ Analyze customer progress report in terms of growth/shortcomings/product and price points.
∎ Coordinate and plan buyer visits: this comprises booking of accommodation, pickup and drop, detailed agenda, files, factory visits, showroom arrangements and arranging new products etc.
∎ Make agendas before any meeting. Attend and conduct the meetings with the customers, make minutes after the meetings and follow them through.
∎ Maintain & ensure proper follow up of time and action calendar for all projects including new inquiries, SMS sampling, development sampling & bulk production.
∎ Maintain the margin statements for all customer accounts within the team and yearly budgets. Give monthly sales reports to the management.
∎ Ensure discipline, punctuality and maintain harmony within the team, be cooperative and interact with other teams by exchanging ideas to solve problems, to source at better rates and to explore new vendors.
∎ Development & Pre-Production
∎ Review with the merchandising team new tech packs & developments and identify any critical points and provide technical guidance to the team. Suggest the right factory for the right product and participate in the factory selection process from the sample stage.
∎ Review Fit/preproduction/size set samples received from the factories for compliance with construction standards, specifications, and sizing. Ensure the size set comments conveyed to the factory are well understood & implemented correctly. Discuss size set comments with the factory production team & address all key points.
∎ Ensure all customer requirements are met in the production based on the customer tech pack, manual, measurements, packaging & labelling details, and lab testing are carried out & any risks are highlighted to the team in advance. Recommend any changes to the products, which can help make production friendlier for knitting/sewing/construction without changing the aesthetics of the garment.
∎ Maintain the time and action calendar for all production sampling (Fit, Proto, PP, TOP, Testing & shipment samples) and ensure the factory follows the critical path & samples are sent in time and in the right quality.
∎ Production
∎ Oversee production planning and maintain the Time & Action calendar for all confirmed orders, ensure 100% on time deliveries & zero airfreight.
∎ Take the list of daily issues from each merchandiser/customer for each factory & visit the factory to address the problems and ensure quick decision making by involving the Divisional Manager in critical issues.
∎ Take the lead on Pre-production meetings & ensure Knit Start dates are maintained as per micro production planning / TNA.
∎ Check the production/QC file prepared by Merchandiser is complete and sign it off prior handing to the QA department. Conduct production meetings with the factories & QA team as per the allocated time and follow up with the factories on the progress of the order.
∎ Partner with factories & support them through production problems on tough and challenging programs that require extra effort from both sides. Work together as a team in solving issues and addressing concerns.
∎ Book production space with factories in advance and maintain capacity utilization chart which should always be updated. Select and visit different production, printing, and embroidery factories according to space availability and build long-term relationships for future orders.
∎ Regularly evaluate factory performance & give feedback to the Division Manager concerning factory issues recommending solutions. Source & develop new factories as per requirement & regularly introduce new products, new yarns new factories to the merchandising teams.

Additional Requirements:
∎ 10 - 15 years' experience in the field of Apparel Marketing and Merchandising, preferably from a leading buying office
∎ At least 5 years' experience in managerial capacity, with specialization in the Knit & Woven category.
∎ Must have strong product sense with proven experience in driving product assortments and partnering with Design to conceive product concepts that drive business.
∎ Both Local and Expatriate applications are invited for the post
∎ Strategic thinker who recognizes opportunities and can influence decision makers to move to execution.
∎ Excellent leadership qualities, proven ability to motivate and bring out the best in people.
∎ Ability to interact professionally with diverse colleagues, clients, and customers culturally and linguistically.
∎ Ability to judge professional situations and relationships and represent the best interests of the company.
∎ Understanding of discretion and the importance of confidentiality.
∎ Strong people manager - proven feedback through reviews, surveys, or similar measurement tools of management effectiveness
∎ Strong problem solving, interpersonal and organizational skills.
∎ High level of analytical skills and conceptual creative ability.
∎ Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills.
∎ Strong attention to detail and accuracy, aiming for perfection.
∎ IT proficiency - advanced level skill is a MUST in MS Office package (Especially PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook)
∎ Understanding of wider business areas - Strategy, HR, Finance, Innovation etc.

∎ Attractive remuneration is being offered for the position.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Group life & Hospitalization insurance
∎ Contributory Provident Fund
∎ Office Transport Facility
∎ Corporate mobile ceiling
∎ Subsidized lunch facility at corporate Canteen
∎ State-of-the-art Passion Café
∎ World class work environment

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 21 Nov 2023

Company Information:
∎ 6 Nov 2023
∎ ZXY International

Category: Garments/Textile



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