Duties and Responsibilities of a Senior Apparel Merchandiser
Duties and 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 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:
- Order collection,
- Product development,
- Order confirmation,
- L/C opening,
- Material sourcing,
- Material collection,
- Production planning,
- Quality Assurance,
- Final inspection,
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.
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 clothing 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.
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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