Merchandiser (Knits)

Our leading European organization is recruiting for an exciting position at our HQ, in the heart of Dhaka. This role includes a variety of responsibilities and multi-tasking, giving you the opportunity to gain exposure and an understanding of a leading multi-national company. The incumbent will have opportunities to expand his/her skill set within the company and reach other positions and aspirations through successful demonstration of performance, ability and the desire to learn and grow.

Job Context

The incumbent will be responsible for interfacing with the buyers and manufacturers from order analysis to shipment to ensure the execution of orders perfectly as per the costing and pricing in a timely manner.

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently manage Knit 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 knit 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 time and quality
  • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, and monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Production and samples follow up with factories and related procedures
  • Communicate with buyers on day to day merchandising activities and approvals
  • Preparation of the QA files to hand it over on time for both buyer and our QA
  • Accomplish merchandising cycle (File / Record keeping / Sampling / TNAs / QA file making / Production follow ups / Shipment booking)
  • Trims, accessories, fabric sourcing (overseas and local)
  • Prepare costing sheets with all the necessary breakdowns from factories
  • Communicate with factories on lab dip, fabric, proto submission based on set timelines
  • To work with the fabric mills and suppliers ahead of design packs to develop new fabrics and finishes to reduce lead time
  • 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
  • Visit factories regularly to get market intelligence
  • Coordinate and monitor quality of the product through quality personnel
  • Ensure and monitor shipment of the product
  • Study tech packs thoroughly
  • Factory sourcing with approval
  • Maintain Time and Action (T&A) plan
  • Behave Ethically: 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

Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Textile Graduate in Apparel Merchandising or equivalent of Fashion Diploma  
  • 6 to 8 year(s) merchandising experience in a reputed buying office or factory
  • Must have extensive experience of product development, accessories, costing and execution of orders independently
  • Candidates with experience in handling Retailers and Brands would be preferred

Additional Job Requirements

  • Should be able to handle MIS entries
  • Good knowledge in costing and knowing the current fabrics prices in the market
  • The candidate should be technically sound in Garments costing & manufacturing process
  • Very sound knowledge in Knit fabrics
  • Should have excellent understanding of knit technical / production process
  • Must be capable to handle buyers independently in tremendous pressure with aggressive marketing attitude
  • Able to handle three to four customers at a time
  • Must have skills in examining and establishing proper merchandising operations and procedures
  • Should have ideas about effective communication for raw materials, booking and delivery
  • Additional Job Requirements:
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact and build relationships 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 (Specially, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook)
  • Should be proactive and dynamic, ability to work hard efficiently
  • Ability to multi task and remain organized, meet deadlines

Remuneration & 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

If you are selected for interviews, we shall contact you

Application Deadline: Saturday, 21st September 2019