Merchandiser – Furniture

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Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

The Merchandiser is the liaison between the San Francisco based team and the factories, managing seasonal developments, vendor relations, Time & Action (T&A) and key communications. They work in conjunction with WSI QA to support the US based team and factory needs.

1. Product Development:
• Fully versed on Time & Action (T&A) master calendar and all key dates for product development samples.
• Monitor Testing of products with factories and protocol adherence
• Communicate target costs and sample ETD’s to vendors, and follow up on weekly progress.
• Work together with Furniture Engineer team on new developments, making sure with vendors on prices are according to WSI Standards
• Communicate program approval to vendors and ensure that the factory has the correct approved sample before they go into production
• Daily update & track product development status, testing status, photo sample status, Master Control Sample (MCS) and perform follow ups to make sure everything runs as planned. Update Furniture Engineers & Brand Managers with the schedule accordingly.
• Work with Furniture Technician to prepare all information for blue file such as testing reports (quality, Environment Moisture Content - EMC, packaging), Product Data Sheet (PDS), Approved CAD, Assembly Instruction (AI), Product Change Information Sheet (PCIS)…
• Create Expedite Request Form (ERFs) for sending samples and correspond with forwarder for sample pick up schedules. Update Sourcing & Product Development Team with the tracking details.
• Working with Furniture Engineers & vendors to provide correct information to Product Information Specialist (Vendor Fact Sheet - VFS, hangtags, labels, Assembly Instruction - AI and other information needed).
• Troubleshoot any issues that come up in production and work with factory to ensure on-time delivery and notify Merchandise Manager if there are any major delays.
• Monitoring drop/approval rate for each development seasons

2. Vendor relations and capacity management
• Facilitate On-boarding of new vendors
• Create strong relationships with all of our key vendors
• Stay on top of factory issues (strikes, holidays, etc) and report to Merchandise manager as needed.
• Monitor vendor performance (scorecard) and work closely with vendors to improve the grading if needed
• Monitor Preliminary Purchase Order (PPO) / Purchase Order (PO) process to ensure our order quantity is not exceeding capacity and communicate the changes if needed to avoid peak and valley in volume.

3. Sourcing
• New products /factories via trade shows and market contacts
• Understand the capabilities of all of our factories
• Monito annual retest and shipping schedule, work closely with vendors and QA team to ensure on time shipment. And if there is any delay, troubleshoot the problem and clearly communicate with SF team about all potential/at risk of delay.
• Work closely with vendors to facilitate all push out/pull up/cancelation to support the sale
• Keep record of all cost changes/ Minimum of Quantity (MOQ) changes over the year across factories

4. Development Trips
• Prepare all documents and samples for team’s visit

5. Liaise with QA team
• Arrange Pre-Production Meeting (PPM) schedule across factories
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Job Requirements

• Product Development:
• Fully versed on Time & Action (T&A) master calendar and all key dates for product development samples.
• Monitor Testing of products with factories and protocol adherence
• Communicate target costs and sample ETD’s to vendors, and follow up on weekly progress.
• Work together with Furniture Engineer team on new developments, making sure with vendors on prices are according to WSI Standards
• Communicate program approval to vendors and ensure that the factory has the correct approved sample before they go into production
• Daily update & track product development status, testing status, photo sample status, Master Control Sample (MCS) and perform follow ups to make sure everything runs as planned. Update Furniture Engineers & Brand Managers with the schedule accordingly.
• Work with Furniture Technician to prepare all information for blue file such as testing reports (quality, Environment Moisture Content - EMC, packaging), Product Data Sheet (PDS), Approved CAD, Assembly Instruction (AI), Product Change Information Sheet (PCIS)…
• Create Expedite Request Form (ERFs) for sending samples and correspond with forwarder for sample pick up schedules. Update Sourcing & Product Development Team with the tracking details.
• Working with Furniture Engineers & vendors to provide correct information to Product Information Specialist (Vendor Fact Sheet - VFS, hangtags, labels, Assembly Instruction - AI and other information needed).
• Troubleshoot any issues that come up in production and work with factory to ensure on-time delivery and notify Merchandise Manager if there are any major delays.
• Monitoring drop/approval rate for each development seasons

• Vendor relations and capacity management
• Facilitate On-boarding of new vendors
• Create strong relationships with all of our key vendors
• Stay on top of factory issues (strikes, holidays, etc) and report to Merchandise manager as needed.
• Monitor vendor performance (scorecard) and work closely with vendors to improve the grading if needed
• Monitor Preliminary Purchase Order (PPO) / Purchase Order (PO) process to ensure our order quantity is not exceeding capacity and communicate the changes if needed to avoid peak and valley in volume.

• Sourcing
• New products /factories via trade shows and market contacts
• Understand the capabilities of all of our factories
• Monito annual retest and shipping schedule, work closely with vendors and QA team to ensure on time shipment. And if there is any delay, troubleshoot the problem and clearly communicate with SF team about all potential/at risk of delay.
• Work closely with vendors to facilitate all push out/pull up/cancelation to support the sale
• Keep record of all cost changes/ Minimum of Quantity (MOQ) changes over the year across factories

• Development Trips
• Prepare all documents and samples for team’s visit

• Liaise with QA team
• Arrange Pre-Production Meeting (PPM) schedule across factories

Notes:
• This role will be based in Binh Duong, Viet Nam.
• Open to applicants not requiring visas or work pass sponsorship only.

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171M / 3 Street N6, Quarter 2, An Phu Ward, Thuan An City, Binh Duong Province

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States and Canada. Our brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry; and we successfully market them through all three major channels — retail stores, catalogs, and the Internet.
We operate nearly 600 stores located in 44 states of the United States; Washington, D.C.; Canada; Puerto Rico and Middle-East.

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171M/3, Street N6, Quarter 2, Thuan An, Binh Duong 820000
100-499 staffs
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