Senior Merchandiser (Activewear & Sportswear) - (Re-Advertisement)

Job Description

Title: Senior Merchandiser (Activewear & Sportswear) - (Re-Advertisement)

Company Name: ZXY International

Vacancy: --

Location: Dhaka

Salary: Negotiable

Experience:
∎ 7 to 8 years

Published: 24 Jan 2024

Education:
∎ Graduate in Textile Manufacturing or Apparel Merchandising from a well reputed institution

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 7-8 years merchandising experience preferably in a reputed buying office in Activewear and Sportswear category.
∎ Must have extensive experience of product development, sourcing of materials, costing, production tracking and execution of small/large volume orders, and various styles orders independently.
∎ Must be knowledgeable of garments construction and costing, specifically Activewear/Sportswear fabric properties, fabric printing, and surface applications (e.g., heat transfer, embroideries, screen-printing).
∎ Profound knowledge of Activewear and Sportswear garment engineering and production processes is required.
∎ Have sound knowledge of Polyester fabrics and an excellent network of fabric, print, embroidery & trims suppliers.
∎ Should have excellent understanding of technical / production process
∎ Should have a passion for product development, an eye for styles/details and fits.
∎ Should be able to handle MIS entries
∎ Must be capable to handle buyers independently in tremendous pressure with aggressive marketing attitude
∎ Must have skills in examining and establishing proper merchandising operations and procedures
∎ Good understanding of core business aspects
∎ Should have ideas about effective communication for raw materials booking and delivery
∎ Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact and build relationships and work as a team
∎ Should be well-groomed, smart, and energetic
∎ Strong presentation and delivery skills
∎ Strong attention to detail and accuracy, aiming for perfection
∎ Excellent written and verbal communication both in Bangla and English
∎ IT proficiency - advance level skill is a MUST in MS Office package (Especially PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook)
∎ Should be proactive and dynamic, ability to work hard efficiently
∎ Ability to multitask and remain organized, meet deadlines
∎ At least 7-8 years merchandising experience preferably in a reputed buying office in Activewear and Sportswear category.
∎ Must have extensive experience of product development, sourcing of materials, costing, production tracking and execution of small/large volume orders, and various styles orders independently.
∎ Must be knowledgeable of garments construction and costing, specifically Activewear/Sportswear fabric properties, fabric printing, and surface applications (e.g., heat transfer, embroideries, screen-printing).
∎ Technical Job Requirements
∎ Profound knowledge of Activewear and Sportswear garment engineering and production processes is required.
∎ Have sound knowledge of Polyester fabrics and an excellent network of fabric, print, embroidery & trims suppliers.
∎ Should have excellent understanding of technical / production process
∎ Should have a passion for product development, an eye for styles/details and fits.
∎ Should be able to handle MIS entries
∎ Must be capable to handle buyers independently in tremendous pressure with aggressive marketing attitude
∎ Must have skills in examining and establishing proper merchandising operations and procedures
∎ Good understanding of core business aspects
∎ Should have ideas about effective communication for raw materials booking and delivery
∎ Additional Job Requirements
∎ Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact and build relationships and work as a team
∎ Should be well-groomed, smart, and energetic
∎ Strong presentation and delivery skills
∎ Strong attention to detail and accuracy, aiming for perfection
∎ Excellent written and verbal communication both in Bangla and English
∎ IT proficiency - advance level skill is a MUST in MS Office package (Especially PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook)
∎ Should be proactive and dynamic, ability to work hard efficiently
∎ Ability to multitask and remain organized, meet deadlines

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Independently manage the Activewear research and product development, understand latest fashion trends, source new yarns and develop customer-specific collections
∎ Ensure smooth communications with customers and suppliers on day-to-day merchandising activities and approvals
∎ Continuously update the fabrics, trims, print embroideries, washes and stitch library including technical data and price idea for easy reference
∎ Understand customer requirements and closely work with design team to manage the correct samples within timelines and quality
∎ Set priorities, develop a work schedule, and monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities
∎ Accomplish and oversee the merchandising cycle (File / Record keeping / Sampling / T&As / QA file making / Production follow ups / Shipment booking etc.)
∎ Engage in costing and price negotiation with customers and vendors and prepare costing sheets with all the necessary breakdowns from factories
∎ Ensure all suppliers are using nominated sources for trims
∎ Provide monthly intelligence report to the business on actual and potential rises and falls in current cost factors
∎ Coordinate and monitor quality of the product through quality personnel
∎ Maintain Time and Action (T&A) plan and ensure on-time shipment for all orders
∎ Select and visit different fabric/textile mills, production, printing, washing factories and build long-term relationships for current and future orders
∎ Regularly evaluate factory performance and source and develop new factories as per requirements
∎ Recommend any changes to the products or process improvements, which can help make production friendlier for construction without changing the aesthetics of the garment
∎ Conduct production meetings with the factories and QA team as per the allocated time and follow up with the factories on the progress of the orders
∎ Analyze customer progress report in terms of growth/shortcomings/product and price points, get customer feedback on inquiries and close the orders with clarity on cost/ margin
∎ Review new tech packs and developments to identify any critical points and provide the right details to the factory
∎ Ensure all customer requirements are met in production based on customer tech packs
∎ Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
∎ 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 Merchandiser (Activewear & Sportswear) at our HQ, in the heart of Dhaka. Join our family and build an inspired career you’re proud of.Job Context
∎ The Senior Merchandiser holds the accountability for managing the customer accounts from product development and sampling stage till shipment and payment realization, ensuring seamless execution of daily tasks and timely delivery in collaboration with cross-functional teams.Job Responsibilities
∎ Independently manage the Activewear research and product development, understand latest fashion trends, source new yarns and develop customer-specific collections
∎ Ensure smooth communications with customers and suppliers on day-to-day merchandising activities and approvals
∎ Continuously update the fabrics, trims, print embroideries, washes and stitch library including technical data and price idea for easy reference
∎ Understand customer requirements and closely work with design team to manage the correct samples within timelines and quality
∎ Set priorities, develop a work schedule, and monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities
∎ Accomplish and oversee the merchandising cycle (File / Record keeping / Sampling / T&As / QA file making / Production follow ups / Shipment booking etc.)
∎ Engage in costing and price negotiation with customers and vendors and prepare costing sheets with all the necessary breakdowns from factories
∎ Ensure all suppliers are using nominated sources for trims
∎ Provide monthly intelligence report to the business on actual and potential rises and falls in current cost factors
∎ Coordinate and monitor quality of the product through quality personnel
∎ Maintain Time and Action (T&A) plan and ensure on-time shipment for all orders
∎ Select and visit different fabric/textile mills, production, printing, washing factories and build long-term relationships for current and future orders
∎ Regularly evaluate factory performance and source and develop new factories as per requirements
∎ Recommend any changes to the products or process improvements, which can help make production friendlier for construction without changing the aesthetics of the garment
∎ Conduct production meetings with the factories and QA team as per the allocated time and follow up with the factories on the progress of the orders
∎ Analyze customer progress report in terms of growth/shortcomings/product and price points, get customer feedback on inquiries and close the orders with clarity on cost/ margin
∎ Review new tech packs and developments to identify any critical points and provide the right details to the factory
∎ Ensure all customer requirements are met in production based on customer tech packs
∎ Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Attractive remuneration is being offered for the position
∎ Group life & Hospitalization insurance
∎ Contributory Provident Fund
∎ Pick and Drop facility
∎ Corporate mobile ceiling
∎ Subsidized lunch facility at corporate Canteen
∎ State of the art Passion Café
∎ World class work environment
∎ Attractive remuneration is being offered for the position
∎ Group life & Hospitalization insurance
∎ Contributory Provident Fund
∎ Pick and Drop facility
∎ Corporate mobile ceiling
∎ Subsidized lunch facility at corporate Canteen
∎ State of the art Passion Café
∎ World class work environment

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Dhaka

Read Before Apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information at [email protected]; A cover letter including a 2-page (max) description of why you are an ideal candidate and what you would bring to the role. A current curriculum vitae. Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, head of HR and peer. If you are applying online, you are advised to bring the hard copy of the aforementioned Cover Letter with a current curriculum vitae mentioning referees as mentioned above, if you are invited for the interview. The screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Apply Procedure:

Email your CV:
∎ Send your CV to the given email [email protected]

Company Information:
∎ ZXY International

Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2024

Category: Garments/Textile

Source: bdjobs.com

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