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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Children’s Place International is part of the Children’s Place Association, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization helping children and youth overcome health issues and poverty since 1991. Children’s Place International launched its first partnership to help children and youth in Haiti in 2008 - a program that continues today. We have since launched programs in Guyana, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia
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    Merchandiser, Greater Africa

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Serve as a key liaison for day to day global sourcing operations and work effectively with cross-functional partners across the globe
    • Manage WIP reports and closely monitoring bulk production to ensure orders are shipped on time.
    • Understanding of all TCP processes, systems and expectations
    • Adopt a robust process to understand the root cause of issues and work on a corrective action plan with the factories
    • Maintain seasonal production calendar to ensure deadlines are met
    • Follow up and advise the factory to plan things realistically so that they can work on achieving the set goals and deliveries.
    • 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
    • Resolve quality and Purchase order fulfilment issues, working with Quality Assurance, Merchandising, Planning and Retail / Wholesale departments
    • Understand thoroughly importing regulations for all regions, including classification
    • Manage supplier terms and conditions, including payment and shortage / overage
    • Assist the Senior Merchandiser and Merchandising Manager on any necessary tasks required
    • Implementing proper and efficient tracking mechanisms with which to effectively manage and monitor the business
    • Increase duty free penetration and by ensuring that the proper costings structures and mechanisms are in place in order to deliver the best prices to the business

    Skills and Behaviors:

    • Must be detail oriented
    • Ability to work on tasks and job functions independently
    • Ability to build cross-functional relationships and 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
    • Problem solving, organizational and leadership skills

    Education and Experience:

    • Degree or above credential in Fashion Design, Clothing/Textiles, or related discipline
    • 4 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
    • Previous experience in merchandising or retail preferred.

    Behavioral Competencies:

    • Drives Business Results through Communication and Collaboration
    • Plans sand Organizes
    • Exhibits and Drives Accountability
    • Is an Effective Team member

    Method of Application

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