Duties & Responsibilities of a Senior Apparel Merchandiser

Duties & Responsibilities of a Senior Apparel Merchandiser:

A garment merchandiser is the main for ready-made garments business, where a senior apparel merchandiser plays an important role from its order receiving to shipment. A garment export order can be executed properly if senior merchandiser followed some responsibilities accurately, those responsibilities have discussed in this article.

Responsibilities of a Senior Garment Merchandiser

Responsibilities of a Senior Garment Merchandiser

Responsibilities of a Senior Apparel Merchandiser:

A senior apparel merchandiser has to maintain some important responsibilities during execution of a garment export order, which are mentioned in the below:

  1. Order collection,
  2. Product development,
  3. Pricing,
  4. Order confirmation,
  5. L/C opening,
  6. Material sourcing,
  7. Material collection,
  8. Production planning,
  9. Quality Assurance,
  10. Final inspection,
  11. Shipment.

All the above points have discussed in the following:

1. Order collection:

At first, a senior apparel merchandiser has to collect export order from the buyer. It can be done by using e-mail or directly from the buyer. In most cases, export orders are collected via e-mail.

2. Product development:

According to buyer’s instruction, a senior garment merchandiser has to develop the ordered item and approve from the buyer.

3. Pricing:

In the mean time, a senior apparel merchandiser should negotiate about the product price with the buyer and confirm the pricing of that.

4. Order confirmation:

Here, a senior garment merchandiser should confirm the order details from the buyer such as quantity, size etc.

5. L/C opening:

L/C opening is very important for an export order. Here, a senior garment merchandiser should confirm all the details about L/C with the help of commercial department.

6. Material sourcing:

Material sourcing capability is an important qualification for a senior garment merchandiser. He has to maintain strong relationship with the suppliers, so that any item can manage in timely.

7. Material collection:

Before going to the garment production, a senior apparel merchandiser must in-house all the necessary materials. In-time material collection will help him to respect the shipment date.

8. Production planning:

Production planning has a great importance for each export order. Accurate production planning will help a senior apparel merchandiser not only for achieving targeted production but also shipping the goods in its right time.

9. Quality Assurance:

Today’s ready-made garment business is totally related with right quality. Quality is the first priority here. In this case, a senior garment merchandiser should assure the products quality by using all possible ways.

10. Final inspection:

According to buyer’s instruction, here a senior apparel merchandiser should arrange final inspection for the order, which provides clearance for that order, whether it is perfect for shipping or not.

11. Shipment:

In this case, a senior garment merchandiser should ship all the goods with the help of commercial department, where commercial department submits all the shipping documents to the port.

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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send email:mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

2 comments

  • Pranab Kanti

    I much interested to learn about merchandicing and built relation with buyers and suppliers to have my own business

  • Niharul haque

    A senior merchandiser Must be know the above all point ,otherwise he/she can’t be man tent the senior merchandising job

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