Merchandiser

Recruiter
Nadine Merabi
Location
Manchester, UK
Salary
£25,000-£28,000
Posted
27 Nov 2021
Closes
10 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Location: Manchester, UK
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: From £25-28,000 pa
Closing Date:  10/12/21 

Who We Are

NADINE MERABI is Luxury Ready To Wear, unmistakable pieces to inspire lasting moments. Based in the heart of Manchester, UK - experiencing huge global growth, we are now searching for the best talent in the industry as Team MERABI grows. 

NADINE MERABI was designed out of necessity and created by a woman with a vision. Nadine Merabi is a self-taught seamstress, driven by the desire to create luxury, forward-thinking and conscious fashion where she saw a space in the industry. Partnered by Blue Wilson, an innovative International Business graduate, Nadine and Blue are trailblazers for the future of fashion.

From the initial spark of inspiration to the very final stitch, the team ensures that every woman in MERABI looks and feels her finest. Today their collections are adored by clients, celebrities and dress some of the most influential people in the world. 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to make their mark at a fast-paced, luxury global fashion brand.


Where the Merchandiser Fits:

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Product and Design team and report directly to the Product Manager. You will be an important part of driving global sales for the brand through the development of all products and collections, Daily communication with our supply base to see product through from order stage to delivery into the warehouse.

You will be responsible for ensuring our critical path is up to date from sampling through to shipping and ensuring the full team has visibility on each and every stage of production. You will be helping manage budgets, hit targets and take a lead on your own projects within Product. You will work closely with all teams within the business, ensuring any relevant updates are communicated and there is full awareness of any reorders and new launches we are planning.

Due to the global nature of our brand, you’ll have to have a flexible approach to your working hour times.
 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Raising Purchase Orders
  • Maintain the critical path, ensuring we are working to and hitting set deadlines.
  • Managing your factory base to make sure production schedules are being followed
  • Ensure all stock received in the warehouse is coordinated with QC checks, added to site for launch
  • Liaising with the deliveries department, ensuring that goods arrive are processed and are delivered on time
  • Working closely with the QC and design teams.
  • Send a Monthly review of all Off-Shore Suppliers which includes strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement.
  • Advising business of key dates and issues in stock into the business
  • Negotiate sample and order costs for re-orders and with new factories on current styles
  • Providing team leadership, problem solving and guidance for junior merchandisers of the team.
  • Form & nurture strong working relationships with our Off-Shore supply base to ensure they all meet and maintain delivery schedule, quality and margin expectations.
  • Keep up to date with fashion trends with a strong commercial awareness.
  • Help to identify new product opportunities to support the growth and expansion of the business.
  • Support with any additional tasks to fit with the needs of the business.

Skills & Experience  

  • An excellent knowledge of Excel, Word and e-mail applications is required.
  • Be an organised individual who is eager to learn and progress within the industry.
  • Someone with a detailed eye and likes to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ideally have 4 plus years' experience as an Import Merchandiser
  • Experience with liaising with factories in China and India
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Naturally confident with strong communication skills - both written and verbally.
  • A people person with the ability to build relationships and negotiate with ease.
  • Independent but enjoy working in a team and have a flexible approach to working.
  • A target driven mindset.

Values & Behaviours

We know that the right people are our most valuable asset. We strive to hire excellent people to nurture and develop within our business to grow with us for the long run. We hire, invest and promote people that demonstrate our values through their daily behaviours. 

- You generate positive energy and energise others.
- You are a problem solver, are always solution orientated with a can do attitude.
- You’re a grafter - no task is too big or small for you, you’ll get stuck in whatever you need to.
- You drive your projects forward with intensity and are committed to driving-results collaboratively, we bring ideas to life in weeks rather than months.
- You get, give and encourage candid feedback so we can get better at what we do.
- You interact with mutual respect, cooperative, caring and helpful behaviour.
- You don't live in a world of good enough - you live in a world where we can do better and expect excellence from yourself and your teammates every day.


What’s in it for you 

- Regular team socials
- Opportunity to travel with work
- Weekly free P.T and Meditation sessions
- Flexible working opportunity
- Generous staff discount on all MERABI products
- Dedicated days to furthering skills and personal development
- Work as a part of a unique and rapidly growing team
- Opportunity to make your mark in a globally known and expanding company

*To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter to careers@nadinemerabi.com *


NADINE MERABI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, where all of our employees have equal access to opportunities and everyone’s voices are heard. We respect and value all differences (seen and unseen) and strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, which will be considered regardless of race, colour, religion or belief, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy and maternity, disability or age.