Senior Merchandiser - Raw Material (Apparel)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
24 Nov 2021
03 Dec 2021
Full Time
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES (Describe the major responsibilities and accountabilities of the position. Clearly and concisely indicate the end result(s) a person in the position is expected to accomplish.)

Fabric Development and Sourcing:
  • Develop and source new materuial/woven & circular knits qualities focus on innovation, sustainability and circularity
  • Ensure the availability of materials, which support the strategic marketing & design direction to enable commerica; success
  • Find and develop the right materials according to calendar timelines, target prices, sourcing policy and quality standards
  • Risk assessment and precaution to ensure materials meet the brand specification and testing requirement
  • Manage and train Mills across defined region such as Vietnam, Thailand etc..
  • Pushes newness within region
  • Owns communication with mills, Hubs, Cross Function Team and HK R&D team
  • Create connections with applicable innovation suppliers in chemical finishes and yarns. Strategically bring suppliers into the office in order to drive future innovation
  • Perform periodic SWOT analysis of mill performance and alignment to strategic sourcing needs. Identify gaps, propose ideas to close gaps and work with mills to elevate
  • Partner with mill on creative solutions to drive to the shortest lead times
  • Educate the supply chain on PVH brands and create vendor matrix
  • Provide macro trend information available from mill that may impact the negotiation strategy
  • Negotiate price, timeline and T&A
  • Partner with mills on creative solutions to drive the shortest lead time while balancing cost and quality
  • Negotiate to eliminate fabric liabilities wherever possible
  • Collaborate with across brands to find out the cost leveraging opportunities
  • Actively research textile industry trade journals, seminars and trade shows to be informed of emerging technologies, fiber, yarns, materials and methods
  • Oversee fabric testing and ensure mills understand expectations and communicate as needed to QA to ensure final garment quality
  • Resolve any fabric related issues on the escalation review
  • Utilize technical expertise in collaboration with the mill to meet quality expectations. Proactively resolve quality issues
Strategy and Process:
  • Proactively initiate support of strategic initiatives identifying where the overseas team can add the greatest value
  • Proactively monitor and meet calendar deadlines for approvals and mill execution. Ensure capacity to meet deadlines and manage resources as needed
Review and manage the process by analyzing metrics to determine effectiveness of current process. Surface ideas for improvement and identify any threats.