• Merchandiser

    Location CN-Shanghai
    Job ID
    2018-3240
    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

     

     

    We are a global business

     

    Pentland Asia is the Asia-based subsidiary of Pentland Group managing our brands in terms of business development and sourcing. Our head office is in Hong Kong, with offices in China (Shenzhen), Vietnam (HCM City), Thailand (Bangkok), Indonesia (Jakarta), India (Chennai), and Japan (Tokyo).

     

    Pentland Group is a privately owned third-generation family business, and the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands. We own Berghaus, Canterbury, Speedo, Boxfresh, Brasher, 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 Butterfly Twists and Hunter Boot. With sales coverage across 200 countries, our brands are loved by people over the world.

     

    The Group is also the majority owner of JD Sports Fashion plc, which operates over 800 sports, fashion and outdoor stores across Europe.

     

     

    We are family

    We are a global and diverse family, having more than 19,000 employees worldwide. Our state-of-the-art global headquarters is based in North London (UK), and in the UK alone, we have people of 17 different nationalities, speaking 23 languages. Our global teams are united in a mutual respect and a desire to move the business forever forward.

     

     

    A great place to work

     

    In 2014, the Great Place to Work® Institute named us one of the top 10 Best Workplaces in the UK and one of the top 20 Best Workplaces in Europe. We were placed higher than any other retailer, brand owner or marketing company and were the only sports, outdoor or fashion brand-owner to make the 2014 UK list. In our global employee survey, over 80% of our employees said Pentland is a great place to work.

     

     

    Specialties

     

    Brand Management, Fashion, Apparel, Footwear, Business Development, Licensing, Retail, Supply Chain, IT, Finance, HR, Creative, Marketing, Communications, Sport, Outdoor

     

     

    Awards

     

    We have won a number of prestigious international awards in recognition of excellence, best practice, innovation and outstanding business achievements, so whether you’re a customer, partner or a potential employee, you can be sure that you’re in safe hands:

     

    - The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for 2013

    - Top 10 Best Workplaces in the UK for 2014

    - Top 20 Best Workplaces in Europe for 2014

    - Top European Family Business of the Year 2014

    - ‘Overall Winners’ of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) People Management Awards 2014

    - ‘Best Employee Engagement Initiative’ of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) People Management Awards 2014

     

     

     

    Company Website -

    http://www.pentland.com/

     

    LinkedIn (ID: “Pentland Brands”) -

    http://www.linkedin.com/company/pentland-brands

     

    Facebook -

    https://www.facebook.com/PentlandBrands

     

    Twitter -

    http://www.twitter.com/pentlandbrands

     

    Weibo -

    http://www.weibo.com/pentland

     

    WeChat -

    ID: “PentlandAsia”

     

     

     

    Please visit:

     

    - JobsDB.com and search "Pentland Asia" for our vacancies in Hong Kong.

     

    - 51job.com & ShoesHR.com and search "攀岭" for our vacancies in Mainland China.

     

     

    Key Purpose of Job:

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • 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
    • Monitor production status, input updated price, quantity, delivery and shipment details into SAP
    • Plan and perform seasonal costing negotiation with vendors
    • Work cross-functionally with the UK-based teams and Asia colleagues to deliver departmental 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 the calendar milestones
    • Liaise between UK and factory on sample and branding development to ensure the timely delivery of quality samples and meet customer expectation.
    • Follow up bulk orders, ensuring thorough understanding of products, materials ordered on time and on-time shipment
    • Collaborate with cross teams for issues resolutions if any production and/or quality issues arise.
    • Update and monitor seasonal leftover materials data from vendors and communicate with UK counterparts.
    • Work with vendors/nominated trims suppliers on Corporate Responsibility documents
    • CR factory audit follow up and input data into system
    • Support the implementation of sourcing strategies
    • Manage vendor relationships for day-to-day operations in terms of service level agreement and the 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

    • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role
    • Effective calendar management experience in an International Brand, Retail or FMCG environment
    • Knowledge in SAP or other ERP systems
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong numeracy skills & Good MS Excel skills
    • Very strong command of written and spoken English and Mandarin Chinese
    • Sound knowledge of global supply chain management
    • Experience in working directly with vendors and ability to drive performance
    • Knowledge of product costing

     

     What we need to see in you

    • Proactive with a high level of self-initiative & well-organised
    • Detail-oriented and customer focused
    • A Good team player with strong communications skills in multi-cultural environment

     

     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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