Merchandise Planner - Womens Fashion!

  • Work in an inspiring office | onsite parking | central  location

  • Suits an industry apparel guru or production manager!

  • Fixed term maternity cover - 9 months

We are recruiting a highly organised, confident individual with previous experience in production, timeline management and the critical path process.  You will be responsible for co-ordinating and managing the production and garment ordering process to achieve delivery in full, is on time and accurate.  Our client has a solid reputation, produces quality garments and has a very systematic approach. 

The role will include, but not be limited to;

Having key relationships with many external and internal stakeholders; including  Suppliers/Factories, Merchandise Managers, Garment Techs, QC inspectors, shipping and customs.

1. Production management

  • Full critical path management ensuring suppliers have all information required for production ; ie samples, trims, specs, Pos and labelling.

  • Daily communication with suppliers to track and progress production

  • Highlight risks or critical path deadlines of concern and discuss with Merch Manager or GM.

  • Commercial decision making as part of the process

2. Order processing

  • Order placement to be monitored and received into system by season

  • Purchase orders raised in timely manner

  • Order updates to be made, delivery, price

  • Information to be collated into the order book processor – create pivot tables and distributor information. 

3. Sales support

  •  Provide sales support to the merchandise team in customer meetings; including selling tools, logistics samples

  • When required arrange and manage salesman sample process and assist in creating look books and photo samples.

To be successful in this role, you will;

  • Have a sound knowledge of garment construction and fabrics

  • Be technically orientated

  • Have good negotiation and problem solving skills

  • Be self-motivated with a strong work ethic.

  • Have a proven ability to work cross functionally with many different stakeholders

  • Be accountable for timelines and have a sense of urgency when required.

  • Have excellent written, verbal, presentation and public speaking skills

  • Be detail and action orientated.

If this role sounds like you, or you would like to have a confidential discussion about the role, then please apply now by emailing your resume to 

This role is based in CHRISTCHURCH.

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