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26.11.2021

Country Road Group

Merchandiser (Witchery)

company: Country Road Group
job title: Merchandiser (Witchery)
location: Richmond
work type: Full-time
level: Mid-level

Role Description

Reporting to the Buying & Production Manager, this role is responsible for the management of the Women’s apparel merchandise buying & production function for Soft Dressing (Dresses, Shirts & Skirts).

Key Responsibilities

  • Assessing weekly sales reports to determine best sellers and possible repeat and potential in season opportunities to trade the categories
  • Attending range development meetings and providing input regarding SWOT and commerciality of the range to ensure that sales targets can be achieved, whilst also providing feedback on sourcing options and preferred vendors.
  • Working closely with the apparel Buying & Production Manager to ensure the seasonal critical path is communicated to the team and that key milestone dates are being met.
  • Assisting with the strategic management of vendors maintaining strong partnering relationships
  • Assisting in sourcing fabrications and identifying opportunity for leverage to achieve costing gains.
  • Assisting with tender process for seasonal core programs
  • Managing seasonal bulk material commitments for core programs in line with planned volumes
  • Negotiating costs with factories
  • Communicating with supply base on a daily basis to ensure potential issues are effectively managed
  • Conducting weekly team production meetings to ensure approval and fit processes adheres to CP timeline
  • Assisting with the management of claim process for late delivery, quality control and infringements

 

KEY SKILLS

  • You will have strong demonstrated experience in a similar fashion production/ merchandise or buying role
  • Experience managing a womenswear apparel category
  • Strong negotiation and planning skills
  • A keen eye for product and commercial trend
  • Demonstrated ability to and build effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic environment

 

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