Merchandiser - Development
(BASED AT BIYAGAMA)
To ensure that all activities from the receipt of the ‘Proto request’ untill the buy process is carried out in an effective manner in order to achieve the sales budgets thereby, meeting business objectives and customer satisfaction through high service levels, maximizing sales revenue
Ensure style pages are created on all styles accurately on the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system/ development portal
Initiate the development meetings upon receipt of the proto kit from Nike, and forward information to relevant parties whilst, ensuring raw materials are available in house, to deliver the protos and embellishment development to the customer in a timely manner
Liaise with Product Development Centre (PDC), embellishment, planning and sourcing teams once the make plan is available, to ensure styles are ready for the next buy, by obtaining approval for fit, costing, embellishment etc. whilst, ensuring the completion of all relevant documentation.
Prepare costing sheets on PLM / negotiate pricing terms, lead times and minimum production quantities whilst, coordinating with the costing unit & other relevant parties until the costing is finalized thereby meeting all internal expectations
Maintain good relationships with key decision makers of the respective customer and act proactively in identifying customer specific solutions whilst, implementing same in order to provide a value added service.
Ensure compliance with the defined governance framework including upholding the MAS DNA, following, group/company polices procedures*, best practices (where the group/company policies and procedures are not defined), relevant laws regulations and undertake every necessary action to comply with the governance framework.
Ensure that the environment, safety and health standards of the organization are adhered to while actively contribute towards promoting a culture of safety and environmental consciousness within and outside the organization.
Qualifications and Experience:
Diploma/ Degree in Marketing or relevant professional qualification
Prior experience will be advantageous in areas such as knowledge on Product Development, fabrics, embellishments, styles & samples.
Communication, negotiation, people & time management skills