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  • Posted: Nov 15, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi, New Delhi, and in Ethiopia. CIFF works with a wide range of partners seeking to transform and empower the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries, with the ultimate goal of solving seemingl...
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    Senior Merchandiser, Apparel

    To support the successful transformation of the business in becoming a world-class sourcing organization by maintaining strong business relationships and executing business strategies at the operational level through core sourcing competencies. To effectively fulfill the pre-production and production elements of an assigned product category. To support Merchandising Manager in partnering with global counterparts to ensure that all business goals and objectives are met, including but not limited to AUC and on-time delivery targets.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Serve as a key liaison for day to day global sourcing operations and work effectively with cross-functional partners across the globe
    • Maintain seasonal production calendar to ensure deadlines are met
    • Develop negotiation and costing skills; responsible for achieving financial targets for a specific category for the Greater Africa region
    • Maintain product cost updates and communicate with overseas offices regarding requested costing options
    • Align tasks to achieve on-time delivery and quality product for the product approval process
    • Maintain commitment schedule for fabric reservations and long lead times based on direction from management
    • Maintain product tracking process for specific categories
    • Expedite and monitor sample development progress and alert appropriate partners if delays or problems arise
    • Identify opportunities to improve the efficiency of sourcing processes and present to manager
    • Assist the Merchandising Manager on any necessary tasks required

    Skills and Behaviors:

    • Must be detail oriented
    • Ability to work on tasks and job functions independently
    • Ability to build cross-functional relationships
    • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a strong sense of urgency
    • Must be able to work towards multiple deadlines with shifting priorities

    Education and Experience:

    • Diploma or above credential in Fashion Design, Clothing/Textiles, or related discipline
    • 3+ years of experience in related role
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel PowerPoint, and Outlook)
    • Good command of both verbal and written English skills and local language
    • Retail industry experience preferred

    Behavioral Competencies:

    • Drives business results through communication and collaboration
    • Plans and Organizes
    • Exhibits and Drives accountability
    • Builds effective team

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) on www.linkedin.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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