We are now on a hunt for a Global Product Merchandiser who plays a vital role in driving our fashion brand's success by ensuring that the product offerings are appealing, competitive, and aligned with the company's overall business strategy. The ability to analyze markets, develop merchandising strategies, and collaborate with various teams contributes to the brand's success in meeting customer demands across different regions is needed.
a. Market & Trend Analysis and Research:
- Conduct research to understand fashion trends, consumer preferences, and competitive landscapes.
- Monitor and analyze sales data, customer feedback, and market intelligence to inform product decisions.
b. Product Line Planning:
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including designers and product developers, to create a cohesive product line that aligns with the brand's strategy
- Determine product assortment, styles, colors, and price points based on market insights and brand positioning.
c. Assortment Selection:
- Select and curate products from the collection to create a balanced assortment for different global markets and retail channels.
- Consider factors like seasonality, regional preferences, and target demographics.
d. Demand Forecasting:
- Use historical data and market insights to forecast demand for specific products and categories.
- Collaborate with inventory and supply chain teams to ensure adequate stock levels.
e. Margin Management:
- Work to optimize product margins by balancing product cost, pricing strategy, and promotional activities.
- Identify opportunities to increase profitability.
f. Visual Merchandising:
- Collaborate with visual merchandisers to develop in-store and online product presentation strategies.
- Ensure that products are showcased effectively to maximize sales and brand visibility.
g. Supplier and Vendor Management:
- Manage relationships and coordinate product development processes.
h. Quality Control:
- Implement quality control procedures to maintain product quality standards and customer satisfaction.
- Address quality issues promptly and effectively.
i. Budget Management:
- Develop and manage budgets for product development, procurement, and merchandising activities.
- Monitor spending and make adjustments as needed to meet financial goals.
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, Management or a related field.
- 2-5 years of experience in fashion product merchandising is preffered.
- Fluent in English and Mandarin is a plus.
- Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
- Excellent communication, networking, and negotiation abilities.
- Proficiency in using merchandising software and tools.
- Global market knowledge and cultural sensitivity.
- Project management and leadership skills.
Torch is a rapidly growing startup company in the Fashion & Apparel Industry, specializing as a local brand enabler. Founded in 2015 by Ben Wirawan and Hanafi Salman, Torch aims to provide innovative and practical travel products, including bags and accessories, to solve common challenges faced by travelers. With functional features, stylish designs, and lightweight yet durable materials, Torch not only fulfills travel needs but also extends its reach to everyday activities such as urban commuting, studying, and work, offering convenience and problem-solving solutions.