Senior Merchandiser, Apparel
The Children's Place
Hong Kong

Job Summary :

To support the successful transformation of the business in becoming a world-class sourcing organization by maintaining strong business relationships and executing business strategies at the operational level through core sourcing competencies.

To effectively fulfill the pre-production and production elements of an assigned product category. To partner with global counterparts in ensuring that all business goals and objectives are met, including but not limited to AUC and on-time delivery targets.

Responsibilities : Key Accountabilities :

Key Accountabilities :

  • To support the execution of business strategies relating to the Company’s transformation initiatives
  • To effectively partner with the US Sourcing team in realizing sourcing strategies in Asia
  • To support capacity planning responsibilities for the assigned product category
  • To diligently monitor pre-production and escalate / rectify any issues in prompt and sound manner
  • To achieve the desired first and final costs for the assigned product category
  • To support vendor and factory allocation and carry out all product approval milestones (Development Submits, Fit, PP, Color Management, Submit Tracking, Approval Status, Risk Escalation)
  • To maintain close communication with vendors and US counterparts
  • Education and Experience :

  • 4 years of relevant experience in garment / textiles design, development and / or production
  • Supervisory / leadership experience
  • Diploma or above credential in Fashion Design, Clothing / Textiles, or related discipline
  • Strong background in developing and maintaining vendor and mill relationships
  • Experience in executing various sourcing strategies (e.g. country migration, vendor consolidation, etc.)
  • Background in commodity research & analysis
  • Exposure in fabric and trims management : R&D, Source, Negotiate, Initial Testing
  • Exposure in vendor scorecarding and remedies development
  • Experience in sample allocation, ordering & tracking, and product approvals
  • Experience in first cost, cost negotiations, and bidding
  • Familiarity of Product Safety / Technology standards for children’s apparel and / or products
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Great command of both verbal and written English skills
  • Technical Skills :

  • Ability to negotiate with confidence and effectively pursue the optimal cost
  • Awareness and understanding of Design intent
  • Proactive escalation approach to issues and risks
  • Strong adherence to T&A deadlines
  • Understanding of basic cost components (e.g., CM, Fabric, Yield, Consumption, Trim) in order to calculate accurate
  • Landed Cost

  • Understanding of cost components for negotiation and ability to leverage all cost opportunities
  • Appreciation of and eye for commercial viability
  • Identify and understand difference in print techniques
  • Analytical horsepower to generate, evaluate, remediate and articulate analytics
  • Identify and understand difference in dyeing and finishing techniques
  • Understanding of product safety requirements with ability to identify safety concerns and recommend alternative options
  • Understanding of yarn and textile manufacturing processes
  • Working knowledge of fabrication specifications (e.g., construction, yarn size and weight)
  • Understanding of and ability to strongly execute business strategies
  • make our PLACE yours

    WANTED : Really motivated people ready to work and learn.

    Being a part of our team takes collaboration and hard work. We want Moms, Dads, and especially the kids who are rocking our clothes, to connect with and be proud of our brand.

    As the #1 Children’s Specialty Apparel Retailer in North America, every employee is an integral part of our success. With over 1,100 stores in 19 countries spanning 5 continents, a booming 24-

    7 website, plus millions of active social media fans, we're always looking for passionate, talented people to grow with us.

    If you’re interested in making our PLACE yours, click apply!

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