• Merchandiser

    Location HK-Hong Kong (Asia Headquarters)
    Job ID
    2018-3130
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Supply Chain
    Brand
    Pentland Asia
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    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

     

    Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

     

    We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

     

    We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

     

    We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

     

    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

     

     

    Job Purpose:

     

    Reporting to the Senior Merchandiser, this role is responsible for supporting sourcing activities and merchandising operations.

     

    Needs to Do:

     

    • Support the implementation of sourcing strategies;
    • Manage and execute all merchandising operations including capacity, stock holding and on-time delivery;
    • Perform monthly vendor performance review and follow up corresponding actions for continuous improvement;
    • Manage and execute all SAP system-related transactions and data governance;
    • Plan and perform seasonal costing negotiation with vendors;
    • Work cross-functionally with the UK-based team and Asia colleagues to deliver divisional goals and objectives;
    • Support sourcing new vendors where gaps are identified;
    • Manage vendor relationships for day-to-day operations in terms of service level agreement and calendar milestones;
    • Maintain sound awareness of specific market intelligence in terms of product category as well as global supply chain and sourcing;
    • Support end-to-end product development for product launch.

     

     

     What you need to have

     

    • 4-5 years’ merchandising experience, preferably in garment, textiles industries;
    • Sound knowledge of supply chain management on global basis;
    • Effective calendar management in an International Brand, Retail or FMCG environment;
    • Experience in working directly with vendors and ability to drive performance;
    • Knowledge of product costing, SAP or other ERP systems;
    • Sportswear/ Outdoor product knowledge (Preferred);
    • Strong communications skills in a multi-cultural environment;
    • Good analytical skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail;

     What we need to see in you

     

    • A good team player;
    • Proficient in written and spoken English and Mandarin;
    • Prepared to have occasional travel to China and overseas when necessary.

     

     This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.

     

     

     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    

     

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