Kiabi K

Senior Merchandiser (Accessory) (BB-0F7D6)

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Company Description

In 1978 in Northern France, KIABI revolutionized off-the-rack clothing by inventing the concept of low-cost fashion for the whole family. As the Number 1 brand for spontaneous awareness, KIABI now has the largest community of social networks fans of any French off-the-rack clothing brand (close to 3.5-million). Key figures: - 449 sales outlet worldwide, 352 in France - 20-million customers worldwide - Countries with outlets France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Morocco, Portugal, Malta, Poland - 32 countries served by - Group sales: 1,558 Billion euros - 60 nationalities - Leader of the clothes market (0-14 years) in France.

KIABI has been awarded a GREAT PLACE TO WORK quality label since 2014, and now federates 8,200 "collabor'actors" at the heart of an ambitious development stratgey founded on a cutting-edge cross-channel model. KIABI creations are fun, positive, colourful and flaunt the French touch worldwide.

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Job Description


The Merchandising Managers / Senior Merchandisers are the leaders and key contacts for the

local/regional execution of the procurement strategy. They meet the requirements of Collection

needs locally by allocating products to vendors and negotiating prices, lead time and quality in

accordance with Technical service.

In the collaborative organization, they are co-leaders of the self-organized cell. Are responsible to

reach and exceed the cell objectives defined by the leadership team by developing efficiency and

competitiveness of the cell. They coordinate with other team members to deliver the best product

with the best quality at the best price. As team players, they share best practices within and across

cells and business partners.


- Decide supplier allocation locally based on procurement strategy

- Develop and populate fair business behavior keeping in mind social compliance and

environmental as a priority

- Manage the product development before Order Confirmation with vendors to meet

collection requirements

- Filter with “Kiabi Eyes”, propose one sample to GPM

- Negotiate final prices based on targets received from GPM

- Negotiate the claims with vendors

- Monitor capacity booking with vendors

- Lead buying trips execution with Collection (trip organization, showrooms preparations, price

negotiation during trip, vendor selection)

- Set and meet target for supplier performance

- Actively visit suppliers on a regular basis to keep abreast of their competences and activities

- Local/regional sourcing and market intelligence (look for and propose innovative products,

fabrics, facilities, etc.)

- Identify and source new supplier, visit the new supplier’s facilities

- Follow up with suppliers to update/sign MSA

- Distribute and implement the new norms and procedures to vendors and ensure the training

- Be responsible for defining, getting the validation and respecting the travel expenses budget

- Contribute and be actor in company projects to develop efficiency and support changes of

the organization

- Including but not limited to the previous responsibilities, the company can also require the

Senior Merchandiser to carry out other duties (tasks, projects, temporary missions, etc.) that

may be assigned by the Leadership on specific matters



- Relevant experience to the position (reference 4 years)

- Relevant technical knowledge for the position

- Fluent in English and local language, oral and written


- Higher Diploma in Textile / University graduate


- Fostering Teamwork

- Results Orientation

- Building Collaborative Relationships

- Customer Orientation

- Cross-cultural competence

- Initiative and Proactivity

- Demonstrating ethics and Integrity

- Influencing and Negotiating

- Decisiveness and Problem Solving

- Planning and Organizing


- Lead-time

- FOB / Landed price

- Quality

- Customer satisfaction (NPS)

- On time delivery

- Supplier compliance

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