Merchandising Assistant

Recruiter
Nadine Merabi
Location
Manchester, UK
Salary
£20,000-22,000
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 £20-22,000 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 Merchandising Assistant Fits:

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Product and Design team and report directly to the Product Manager. You’ll 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 hours.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support and assist the Merchandiser and the wider product & design team with all responsibilities.
  • Assist the Merchandiser to maintain the production tracker, critical path, ensuring we are working to and hitting set deadlines.
  • Send a Monthly review of all Off-Shore Suppliers which includes strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement.
  • Form & nurture strong working relationships with our Off-Shore supply base to ensure they all meet and maintain delivery schedule, quality and margin expectations.
  • Create agendas and type up notes and action points from key meetings.
  • Advise on issues with stock in transit and updating relevant trackers
  • Send key updates to advise the business of stock leaving the factory and in-stock as it arrives.
  • 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 the Merchandiser with ad-hoc duties, reports and general admin tasks.
  • Support with any additional tasks to fit with the needs of the business.


Skills & Experience  

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • A confident and resilient person who can build relationships with ease.
  • Organisation & multi-tasking skills are crucial as this is such a fast-paced environment.
  • Commercial and analytical with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to negotiate & pitch.
  • -Ideally have 2 plus years' experience as Merch Assistant
  • -Experience with liaising with factories in China and India
  • Strong knowledge of the manufacturing process and raw materials to develop samples and ranges effectively and to cost and have a comprehensive understanding of production methods, manufacturing processes and garment construction.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects from concept to launch.

 

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.