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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • African Management Services Company (AMSCO) is a pan-African private sector development Group that provides bespoke human capital solutions. Our core focus is partnership-driven capacity and skills development to assist African SMEs in becoming leaders in their field. We offer a comprehensive integrated service package including tailor-made development pr...
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    Heritage Supply Chain & Merchandising Manager

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Be the company’s brand ambassador in the hub (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Speedo, Van Heusen etc)
    • Recruit and build a capable, fully functional apparel supply team.
    • Manage the driving of the garment development process from inception to sales and the importation of fabric, trims & packaging material from the origin to destination through Time & Action calendars.
    • Manage the efficient running of the team in line with the company’s requirements.
    • Building transparent and collaborative relationships with the company’s partner garment production factories in Kenya.
    • Drive collaboration with internal business partners ensuring close alignment with fabric and trim development, fit evaluation, sales and capacity planning and seasonal demand loading teams.
    • Drive the implementation of compliance as it relates to government regulations, health & safety and employee rights as well as to drive sustainability goals of the company with our partner factories.
    • Deliver against the garment production service level agreements and cost objectives for the company.
    • Work with Supply counter-parts including operations, sourcing, Raw Materials, Technical and Design team, Quality Assurance team, logistics, Corporate Responsibility team.
    • Work with external contacts; Vendor i.e., Garment production factories, Fabric, trim and packaging suppliers, service providers i.e. shipping lines, freight forwarders, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Labor, NITA, EPZA, Ken Invest etc.
    • Ability to influence internal and external resources for exploring newness for the brand. Being initiative to offer new ideas and provide options for brand solutions.
    • Ability to manage a team for the brand, needs and collaborate with multicultural, multi-lingual, multi-time zone business partners and get execution of brand strategy in line.

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum 8 years brand management experience,
    • Deep understanding of garment construction and operations within a garment factory,
    • Successful onboarding of a new garment factory,
    • Successful launch of new apparel product categories in existing manufacturing platforms,
    • Apparel cost negotiation,
    • Production plan validation and follow up
    • Leading, managing and development of garment supply team
    • Experience in a global apparel and garment manufacturing environment
    • Master’s degree in apparel or fashion technology or related field.

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