Title:  Sourcing Merchandiser


Key Function:

  • Source and develop new suppliers & products at the lowest end to end price in the right time frame by using various tools like TPR study, market trend analysis and market intelligence.
  • New Categeory exploration and new supplier exploration.
  • Explore new suppliers for various categeories currently being shipped from China with a view to expand the non-China supplier base.
  • Business Review, Interpretation and delivery of sourcing strategy.
  • Work with Quality team, Suppliers and buyer to ensure right quality of products.
  • Supplier negotiation on price, MOQ, delivery and other aspects.
  • Supplier base monitoring and optimization.
  • Monitor and manage the orders execution and system update thereof at different stages of critical path.
  • Work on developing strong and effective team.
  • Early identification of problem and relevant escalation to stakeholders and Line Managers as required.
  • Accountable for a safe site for everyone, everyday by implementing and evaluating safe work practices, improving safety performance
  • Adhoc assigned by Line Manager


Primary Requirement:

  • Should have skills to use basic MS office.
  • Should have experience to use the software applications like similar to DSS, etc.
  • Should be good in both oral and verbal communication.
  • Should have experience of handling both sourcing and production.
  • Should have experience in handling product categories falling under leisure. Some of the product category examples – Toys (both hard and soft), camping products, luggage and tote bags, easter, party dept products like party table ware, paper boxes and bags, etc.  
  • Should have basic understanding of complete merchandising process including production and sourcing.  
  • Should have basic understanding about testing requirements.
  • Should have understanding of production and sourcing processes and time lines.
  • Should have negotiation skills.
  • Should be able to check costings of the products.
  • Should have experience of handling multiple categories and multiple vendors.

Experience Required: 5-7 years