Job ref no.: CT3116513-01#0035

Merchandiser / Senior Merchandiser (Footwear)


ANDRE HK BUYING OFFICE LTD. -Hong Kong Andre HK Buying Office Limited

Vivarte is a leading French Apparel & Footwear Retailing Group

117 year of expertise, 4,000 point of Sales

Vivarte born in the east of France – is built on solid, high-quality foundations. Our expertise in the use of materials such as leather and knitted fabrics is an integral part of our heritage. Our various complementary skills have brought us to a market-leading position in fashion, footwear and accessories sectors. We have confidence in our brands, but more than that, we are a value-creating company.
We are passionate about our business and want to spread our vision of fun French fashion all over the world. To achieve that aim we need the very best talent who can think big, excited and passionate about French fashion.

To ensure qualitative and smooth liaison between suppliers / buyers and close co-operation with internal departments.
To anticipate product’s need in term of new market trend in order to guide our supplier to develop accurate sample and quality products.
Key position for production schedule, updates on system, prepare related reports to Manager, and directly contact with suppliers and quality team.

Sourcing Management:
Understand the buyer’s need and the market trends in Europe.
Source relevant suppliers and assess them before introducing to buyers. Negotiate payment terms according to company’s policy.
To maintain a good and close relationship with the existing suppliers.
To maintain the portfolio of suppliers according to our needs.
Know where to get the best supply of quality material and suppliers of the specific location in competitive prices.

Product Development:
Guide the suppliers in accordance to the fashion trends and build up the trends with suppliers when needed.
Propose the most cost efficient way to fulfil buyer's request.
Follow product development for in-house styles, bring support to supplier and update the buyers per schedule.
Arrange the buyer's picking trip and all logistics when required.

Be proactive during negotiation round and strong support to buyer.
Family with the real ex-factory price range of different product category / construction.
Ability to give recommendation to settle the negotiation when there is a price gap.
Ability to push back and know when to say “No".
Ability to leverage basic shoe manufacturing process & shoe cost breakdown to assist the negotiation.

Supplier Management:
Monitoring and assess the suppliers' KPI in terms of development, communication and on-time delivery performance.
Ability to leverage GROW/DECLINE/EXIT strategy on supplier portfolio.
Accessthe suppliers' sampling capacity, production capacity and factory inventory.

Administrative Support:
Keep updated data following picking trip and adoption rate.
Handle suppliers debrief at the end of each season with main KPIs.
Analysis the sales turnover in each season and link it with supplier's performance.
Analysis the cost savings and business growth at the end of each sesson.

Situation / Scope:
Required to follow 300 to 700 styles per season.
Supplier portfolio is roughly 30.
Required to be the main contact for 1 or 2 buyers.

Diploma or Degree holder.

At least 6 years of experience in merchandising field, mainly in footwear.

Working in buying office or trading company for European market is preferred.

Strong sense in the market trend of footwear products.

Pro-active in problem solving and multi-tasked.

Able to communicate with stakeholders in different levels.

Strong in sourcing and negotiation skills.

Fluent in English and Mandarin is a must.

Proficiency in MS office such as outlook, Word, Excel and Chinese word processing.

Frequent travel is required.

  • Candidate with more experience will be considered as Senior Merchandiser.

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Job ref no. CT3116513-01#0035
  • N/A
Job Function
  • 6 years - 11 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Diploma or equivalent
  • Asso. Deg or High Dip
  • Degree
Require to Travel
  • Travel frequently