Are you passionate about the fashion industry and have experience in development & cost merchandising? We are seeking an experienced professional to join our client, one of the world's leading fashion brands in the global apparel industry. Based out of their location in Egypt, this permanent role offers exciting opportunities for growth within an innovative and dynamic company.
- Collaborate with the design team to understand product requirements, specifications, and target costs.
- Source and evaluate potential suppliers and materials based on quality, cost, and production capabilities.
- Negotiate pricing, terms, and delivery schedules with suppliers to achieve cost targets without compromising quality.
- Conduct regular cost analysis to identify opportunities for cost reduction and process improvement.
- Work closely with suppliers and internal teams to ensure timely and accurate development of prototypes and samples.
- Monitor and track the progress of product development, providing updates and recommendations as necessary.
- Conduct competitive market research to stay informed about industry trends, pricing, and product innovations.
- Collaborate with the finance team to develop and manage product cost budgets and forecasts.
- Ensure compliance with company policies, ethical sourcing standards, and quality control guidelines.
- Stay updated on relevant industry regulations, sustainability practices, and social compliance requirements.
Qualifications/ Skills Required (not limited to):
- Extensive knowledge about various aspects like material sourcing quality control etc., gained relevant experience preferably within either retail/fashion sectors.
- Strong organizational abilities; ability to multitask effectively while maintaining high attention levels on details
- Good analytical skills capable enough not only spotting issues but also putting forward possible resolutions.
- Excellent written/oral English language proficiency