JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Divisional Merchandise Manager – Furniture

VIETNAM – MERCHANDISING

Job Accountabilities

  • Familiarize with market attributes and understand clients’ preferences. Regular market research to collect data or information (e.g. competitor activities) to send to clients.
  • Track division’s monthly booking & shipment status to balance headcount and to ensure business is growing and moving forward.
  • Budget preparation – forecast business turnover monthly / annually; business initiation for the subsequent year.
  • Source new vendors for furniture category (or hardline, apparel) and identify other product opportunities for clients to help drive more business.
  • Plan business trip to visit clients for business promotion.
  • Educate and update vendors on company policies like Social Compliance, Country of Origin and buyers’ individual requirements to ensure legitimate working procedures, while satisfying customer’s needs.
  • Negotiate with vendors on price & delivery issues for best outcome in clients’ interests.
  • Settle disputes between clients and vendors on claims while maintaining strong business relationship.
  • Identify current problems, anticipate issues and advise resolution to subordinates to maintain smooth workflow.
  • Present problematic issues to client with proposed solutions.
  • Supervise and guide a team of merchandisers to meet clients’ needs and expectations.
  • Understand and interpret systems/policies laid down by senior management to subordinates to facilitate understanding and compliance.
  • Set goals and organize subordinates to accomplish them on time.
  • Develop and coach subordinates to reach a higher potential and recognize their ability and strengths.
  • Prepare periodic reports covering market trends and activities and missed opportunities to clients and senior management.
  • Consultation with senior management on manpower, merchandising strategies, and issues/claims from clients/vendors.
  • Coordinate with other supporting departments like Technical, QA, Shipping, Finance & Administration, HR, MIS to ensure smooth workflow.

Job Requirements

  • University Degree or higher.
  • 10 years experience in furniture industry with at least 5 years experience at managerial level.
  • Strong knowledge in furniture product manufacturing processes and proven skills in market and vendor management.
  • Knowledge in USA and/ or European market is required.
  • Fluency in spoken & written English is prerequisite; Vietnamese & Mandarin is an advantage.
  • Strong communication, leadership, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Additional qualities of interpersonal skills, commitment and result driven are definitely a plus.
  • Willing to travel frequently inside & outside Vietnam.

Connor provides excellent career opportunities to the right candidate. Further information about Connor and our career opportunities can be viewed on our website https://www.weconnor.com. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume with current and expected remuneration packages to Email: vietnamjobs@weconnor.com by MS word attachment.