Merchandiser, Ready To Wear / Apparel (6-month Temp)

Recruiter
Tapestry
Location
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted
25 Aug 2022
Closes
29 Oct 2022
Ref
103108
Level
Manager
We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what's possible.

At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands - Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman - was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We're always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Make a Lasting Impression. Join Tapestry, the first New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands.A successful career at Tapestry is built on hard work, determination and a genuine passion for what you do. At Tapestry, you are part of a global house of brands that is built around our shared values of optimism, innovation and inclusivity. We believe anyone from anywhere can have the best idea, and with creativity and perseverance, anything is possible.

Whether it be Coach, Stuart Weitzman or Kate Spade, each of our great brands around the world helps people express themselves in their own unique ways.

Primary Purpose

The Merchandiser is responsible for driving execution of all RTW garments to the desired quality, cost and delivery. Assisting the Merchandising Manager, the position covers daily communication and follow-up for all fabrics, trims and garments from development through to final bulk production. He/she is a key member within the Regional Support Team and a critical extension of the NY RTW team, serving as the primary communication link between internal RTW teams and external Service Providers (SP's).

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Merchandising to...
  • Manage RTW development and production with SP's ensuring execution to design intent, quality, cost and delivery
  • Communicate and drive calendar milestones in partnership with NY RTW team
  • Daily communication and follow-up with NY RTW Team, Asia RTW Team and SP's for all Asia-sourced RTW product
  • Partner with the Technical Design Team, RTW in sample evaluation during development and bulk production
  • Support the Raw Materials Team, RTW in anticipating any material risks and developing solutions during development and bulk
  • Support onboarding of new SP's
  • Work with SP's in providing inspiration and innovation to elevate RTW product


Tactical
  • Partner with NY and Asia based RM's Teams to support trims and embellishment sourcing
  • Process sample and trim orders at all stages of development in conjunction with NY RTW team
  • Manage sample invoicing process
  • Preview styles and costing to ensure accuracy prior to submission to NY RTW team at all stages of development and production
  • Host the Weekly WIP call with factories - NY/Vendor
  • Conduct Seasonal Line Review Meeting with Merchandising/Vendors/Compliance at bulk adoption
  • Support and facilitate NY team trip planning
  • Visit SP's as necessary


The accomplished individual will possess...
  • Bachelor's degree in Fashion or equivalent industry experience
  • 2+ years' experience in apparel industry with a concentration in RTW merchandising, product development, & multi-region garment manufacturing
  • Strong communication skills in written & spoken English
  • Luxury brand background a plus
  • Experience in working with sample rooms, patternmakers and factories
  • High attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Web PDM, PLM, Illustrator and Outlook
  • Ability to undertake frequent travel, throughout Asia
  • Knowledge of AQL and quality control systems
  • Key Competencies
    • Ability to work in a collaborative multi-cultural team environment
    • Initiative/Pro-activeness
    • Analysis/Decision Making
    • Customer focus and Ownership
    • Working knowledge of PLM systems


Our Competencies for All Employees
  • Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.


Our Competencies for All People Managers
  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
    and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/