Gap Inc. Senior Merchandiser, Woven Outerwear in Hong Kong
Senior Merchandiser, Woven Outerwear
JOB#: 9572945 DATE POSTED:Jul. 10, 2017
Senior Merchandiser ,WovenOuterwear
The Senior Merchandiser, Vendor Development (VM) will be responsible for execution of vendor development strategy, production activities at the vendor and facility level. S/he would be responsible of tracking the processes and timely delivery to meet the RDC & the quality expectations. S/he would additionally work to ensure that all commercial decisions and standards are met.
Train vendors on conducting capacity planning using SAM/SEU. Perform capacity monitoring on a regular basis.
Support and drive lean initiatives (e.g. workflow, line layout, combining operations)/deployment plan with our strategic vendors
Support establishing efficiency baseline/man-machine ratios and guide vendors to achieve their longer term strategic targets
Continuously improve and create internal and external processes and procedures
Execute strategic key vendor development strategy as requested by Hub including management of new vendor onboarding
Manage number of vendor facilities and new approvals
Work with Technical, QA and Mill management team to ensure all commercial decision and standards are met
Partner with Mill management, QA and technical teams to resolve fabric or quality issues
Manage bulk production tracking processes to meet RDC expectations
Track & manage embargo alert to ensure timely delivery with quality products
Ensure fabric is up to standard and make sure they have gone through proper testing (WWD/P/S not applicable)
Negotiate with factories on major/critical order/production details, such as delivery date.
Facilitate Merchandiser to solve order tracking problems.
Be sensitive and alert proactively on high risk potential order problem to ensure production on track through regular production meeting and cc mail.
Provide recommendation on claim settlement options
Travel to vendor and factory locations to resolve production issues
Resolve issues within a timely manner while working to continuously improve and create internal and external processes and procedures
Review and evaluate vendor performance
Higher Diploma or above in textile, merchandising, supply chain management, or related discipline with 7 years of experience in factory management and factory development
Experience in sample development and with offshore production exposure is preferable
Proficient knowledge of manufacturing processes and innovative production management systems to influence vendor production efficiency
A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to manage, motivate and develop others
Strong planning and negotiation skills including the ability to influence at all levels
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Good written & spoken English
Working experience in sizable garment buying office or trading company
Proficient in MS Office Suite
Flexibility to travel to vendor and factory locations as required
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