OVERVIEW:

Gymshark is a fitness Brand with Regional Offices across the globe. The Mauritius Office sources products from over ten countries in the Near East Region. As a Production Merchandiser, you are be required to have a sound knowledge of supply chain management on a global basis, with experience of product calendar management in an international brand or sports retail environment. You should have experience in working directly with vendors and the ability to drive performance.

Strong communications skills in a multi-cultural environment internally and externally, willing to travel globally is the key. Knowledge of product, production process, critical path and use of PLM or other ERP systems is critical.

You will report to the Senior Merchandiser and would require excellent analytical, problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
  • Support the implementation of Production Critical path strategies – working very closely with the SM/MM for direction
  • Play a key role in dealing with vendors. Sustaining strong partnerships with suppliers with the intent of building a long-term business relationship
  • Be responsible for ensuring on-time delivery on each product post order confirmation to enable successful launch dates
  • Support end-to-end production of style for product launch until shipment
  • Execute all merchandising operations including vendor capacity managing, stock holding and on-time delivery for every confirmed style
  • Maintain critical paths to ensure approvals across all stages pre and post-production are on time and follow the Gymshark standards
  • Liaise with cross-functional departments; Garment Techs, Materials team and vendor, ensure product delivery on time
  • Assist SM/MM on ad-hoc projects
  • Perform monthly vendor performance review and follow up corresponding actions for continuous improvement
  • Have an analytical and logical mindset to arrange clear plans/reports
  • Prioritise various projects with attention to detail
  • Own the Production Critical path, liaise with cross-functional departments, PD, Materials, Trims and Vendor base
  • Works cross-functionally with the GSHQ based team and RO colleagues to deliver divisional goals and objectives
  • Liaise with nominated material and trim vendors
  • Manage vendor relationships for day-to-day operations in terms of service level agreement and calendar milestones
  • Sustain strong partnerships with vendors with the intent of building a long-term business relationship that aligns with Gymshark quality and value requirements
  • WIP: Develop work in progress (WIP) process for all styles in Production.
  • Planning: Work closely with teams to develop basic production planning schedule for all style
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
  • Secondary school level education; preferring graduated in Merchandising, Fashion, Textile or related disciplines
  • Experience in the apparel industry – especially in Jersey / Knits.
  • Substantial experience working in sports apparel brand(s) development & production areas; strong in production area is highly preferred
  • Substantial experience working in global/regional markets
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Mature, responsible, self-motivated, proactive and willing to face challenges
  • Fluent in written & spoken English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Knowledge of PLM and other ERP systems would be an advantage
  • Stable working records are preferred
  • Willing to travel