Job ref no.: CT3119337-01#5871

Senior Merchandiser / Merchandiser (Tailored Blazers and Suits Focus)

GLOBAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED

GMS is a creative fashion sourcing agency with a diversified and expanding client portfolio across different market segments. Founded by a leading European fashion retailer and operating from our HQ in Hong Kong as well as offices in Dhaka and Istanbul, we work with our BSCI appraised vendor base and our in-house creative and development teams to offer global fashion companies a competitive edge and new approach to R&D, product creation and sourcing. Undergoing rapid growth & transformation, we are inviting high-caliber talent to join us and enhance our people and operational excellence.

Position Overview

We are looking for someone who shows deep passion, solid product expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and managerial potential who has the determination as well as resourcefulness to build up a highly sophisticated and rapidly developing product category (Tailoring). Depending on competence, maturity and drive, the right candidate will support or eventually lead the building of a new business and is ideally an aspiring or up-and-coming merchandising expert with some supervisory and relevant business development experience in the area. He/she thrives on a strong understanding, genuine wish and skilfulness to always put our customers first and work every step of the way to help each of them succeed in the intense make-or-break market competition.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the team & take an active role in assisting with the daily merchandising duties from sampling to bulk shipment
  • Responsible for all development processes from materials & trim sourcing, proto to salesmen samples are completed under the tight deadlines
  • Responsible for costing, price and lead time negotiation with suppliers
  • Identity potential issues before submitting samples to customers
  • Coordinate closely with Quality Assurance & Quality Control team to ensure the product quality is up to the required standard and obtain inspection report
  • Follow up closely on production schedule and ensure timely delivery
  • Act as the bridge between European buyers and factories and fabric mills in China, Bangladesh and other emerging markets
  • Build up and maintain good relationship with key suppliers to deliver improved supply chain efficiently including greater flexibility, shorter lead times, re-engineering and margin improvements
  • Source potential factory with right product and price

Requirements

  • University graduate or equivalent preferably in textile & clothing related disciplines
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience or above relevant solid experience in Tailored Blazers & Suits
  • Experience in working with offshore factory
  • Strong commercial sense and entrepreneurial attitude
  • Deep understanding for customer-orientation
  • Enjoys taking on challenges and building things from scratch
  • Enjoys working with people at multiple levels and in multiple functions across different culture
  • Positive attitude and emotional intelligence to deal with different mentalities
  • Strong drive to create value and sense of ownership to develop a new business
  • Hands on individual and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skill, initiative, well-organized and attentive to details with an above-average sense of responsibility
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook Express
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Occasional travel to different Asian countries is required

What we offer

  • Excellent development and career growth opportunity
  • Multinational and open-minded work environment
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits

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