Recruit Ref: L048646142
Posting Date: 2021-09-17
Next Sourcing Limited
Next Sourcing Limited

NEXT Sourcing is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEXT plc. We provide around 40% of NEXT Brand stock from our global supplier base, sourcing from 18 countries. From Istanbul to Shanghai, our sourcing teams live and work in some of the most iconic cities in the world. They're at the heart of finding, developing and delivering products our customers love. We currently employ over 3,800 talented individuals in 12 countries including 2,700 in factories which we own. And the roles we offer are as diverse as the countries we work in.

Product Manager - Womenswear Casuals

Job Responsibility Including But Not Limited To:

  • Work with the UK Buying and Design teams to understand the needs of the Customer
  • Stay updated with UK fashion trends and product directions within Next
  • Work closely with fabric sourcing to ensure that all key seasonal fabrics are delivered in season
  • Have a clear understanding of the product offer from the Country / Region to establish and implement strategies to achieve the sales target
  • Actively review supply base with Merchandising Manager and source new suppliers where necessary
  • Set sales budgets together with merchandise manager for each relevant product category / department
  • Monitor status of sales against the budget on a continual basis and make adjustments as necessary
  • Work with the Merchandising and Technical teams within the local office to ensure the Product Offer is backed-up by excellent service and quality. In particular, development samples and price quotes must always be fast and accurate
  • Manage customer visits to the Country / Region ensuring they are well prepared and that visitors are always impressed
  • Motivate and develop your team, evaluating and distributing workload to ensure this is balanced across the team members
  • Adapt to, and find the best way forward in new, changing or challenging situations while supporting the team to stay positive and motivated
  • Set impactful goals for your team that are aligned with the strategic directions of the organization
  • Perform duties as required by the company and according to company policy, to support the growth and prosperity of the business

Skills & Requirements

  • Preferable minimum 5-8 years with relevant experience in the product category (Womenswear Casual tops and bottoms)
  • Experience working with the UK market is highly advantageous
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge for all your departmental areas
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in design field is an advantage
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Strategic thinker to be able to offer a competitive edge
  • Strong design or product development background in relevant product group
  • Excellent planning skills, with ability to prioritize and achieve deadlines
  • Have strong Leadership skills and be an exceptional team player and a decision maker
  • Proactive, reliable and strong at multi-tasking
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Excellent people management experience

We offer good career prospects with an attractive salary remuneration including 5-day working week, double-pay, discretionary bonuses and medical insurance to the right candidate. Interested parties, please send your Curriculum Vitae with expected salary and availability by clicking hrdept@nextsl.com.hk.

To know more about NEXT, please visit www.next.co.uk.

(Applicants not contacted within six weeks should consider their application unsuccessful. Personal data provided by applicants will be strictly used for recruitment purpose only.)


Summary
Industry:
Apparel, Accessories & Textile Made-Up Articles 
Job Position Level:
Middle 
Employment Term:
Full Time / Permanent 
Min. Edu. Level Req:
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Total Working Exp:
5-8 
Salary(HKD):
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Location:
Eastern District / Tai Koo
Benefits:
  • Dental Insurance
  • Double Pay
  • Five-Day Work
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Performance Bonus
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