Manager, Merchandising (Knit Apparel)

BYSL Global Technology Group

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Manager, Merchandising to lead the development and production of our knitwear product lines. As a Manager, Merchandising (Knit), you will be managing a team of merchandisers and collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to drive the success of our knitwear product lines. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding of the knit product category and a proven track record of delivering high-quality products on time.

Job Description:

    • Develop and implement comprehensive merchandising strategies for knitwear product lines, ensuring they meet growth targets and quality standards.
    • Coordinate daily operational activities with the merchandising team to manage raw materials, sample development, production, and deliveries within established deadlines.
    • Manage the end-to-end merchandising process, collaborating closely with design, production, and sourcing teams to ensure the highest quality standards are maintained from concept to production.
    • Conduct market research and trend analysis to identify opportunities for new product development and improvements, aligning with brand positioning and customer preferences.
    • Oversee updates on production status, sampling progress, and required information provided by merchandisers.
    • Implement strategic sourcing solutions that align with the brand's global sourcing strategy.
    • Collaborate closely with the design team to ensure the knitwear product line aligns with the brand's vision and seasonal collection, considering market trends and customer feedback.
    • Manage budgets for the knitwear product line, optimizing resource utilization while meeting financial goals and seasonal demand forecasts.
    • Oversee the Bill of Materials (BOM), Work In Process (WIP), and Quality Management System (QMS).
    • Foster strong relationships with suppliers to ensure on-time, budget-friendly, and high-quality production.
    • Assume ownership of order handling from development to shipment, ensuring seamless execution.
    • Build and nurture a robust supplier network in line with the organization's strategy.
    • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure quality, timely production, and delivery of goods.
    • Ensure compliance with legal, safety, regulatory requirements, and company policies, promoting ethical and sustainable practices.
    • Raise critical status of delivery and capacity problems with concerned stakeholders.
    • Monitor production flow regularly to ensure alignment with production planning.
    • Lead and mentor a team of merchandisers, providing guidance and support for professional growth.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication and alignment during product development and merchandising.
    • Represent BYSL Global's Supply Chain Division as a brand ambassador, fostering strong relationships with external stakeholders.
    • Evaluate vendor performance, nurture potential vendors, and manage vendor relationships.
    • Maintain accurate and efficient documentation, filing work, and system data entry.
    • Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS).
    • 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

Key Qualifications:

    • Minimum 7+ years of experience in relevant fields, with a focus on knitwear merchandising, manufacturing, and production.
    • Sound knowledge of all types of yarn, fabric, garments, accessories, print, embroidery, washing, and other applications and processes..
    • Experience in the textile/garment industry, with a strong understanding of the supply chain from concept to consumer.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop supply chain capabilities and build strong partnerships with vendors and suppliers.
    • Strong product costing knowledge, with experience in managing budgets and optimizing spending to meet financial goals.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders.
    • High proficiency in relevant software and tools, such as ERP systems.
    • Experience in a buying/trading office or manufacturing environment, with a proven track record of delivering high-quality products on time and within budget.
    • Knowledge of fabrics and trims quality, as well as production and testing requirements for the knitwear category.
    • Self-motivated and dynamic with a passion for innovation and continuous improvement.

Additional Requirements:

    • Candidates with in-depth product costing knowledge will get preference
    • Expert at working under pressure with deadlines
    • Excellent English communication skills, including speaking, writing, and listening
    • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team
    • Expected to have a passion for creativity and innovation, with the ability to think outside the box and come up with new ideas for product development and merchandising strategies

Educational Requirements:

    • Graduation/Post-Graduation in Apparel Manufacturing, Fashion Design or Textile Engineering from any reputed university with a good academic track record.

Job Location: Gulshan, Dhaka

Job Nature: Full time

Compensation & other benefits:

    • Performance bonus
    • Festival bonuses
    • Subsidized lunch facilities
    • Competitive salary
    • Yearly salary review

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Application Deadline: 26 September 2023