Senior Merchandiser, Raw Material

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10 May 2022
29 Jul 2022
Full Time

Fabric Development and Sourcing:
  • Develop and source new material & circular knits qualities focus on innovation, sustainability and circularity
  • Ensure the availability of materials, which support the strategic marketing & design direction to enable commercial; 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.


• Embrace PVH's core values: Individuality, Partnership, Passion, Integrity, and Accountability.


Education & Experience:
  • Diploma or above Textiles & Clothing or related disciplines
  • Minimum 7 years relevant industry experience in circular knits Raw Material Sourcing
  • Textile/Sourcing Office background is preferred
  • Experience in circular knits product categories and Europe market is a must and experience in
  • Thorough knowledge of knits, yarn, dyeing and finishing. Extensive knowledge of raw materials, construction, costing, macro-economic trends, and capacity planning.
  • Needs to have understanding of total supply chain from concept to Consumer.
  • Detail oriented, creative, and innovative in approach
  • Ability to synthesize: take complex issues and draw valid actionable fact based conclusions
  • Strong negotiating skills in diverse cultural environments
  • Ability to balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Deadline-driven with a strong sense of urgency and accuracy.
  • Must process strong English communication skills and the ability to manage through influence.
  • Literate in Microsoft office programs