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Job Type:Full-Time
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Leading Homeware Company is looking for an experienced Business Development, Sales & Sourcing â?? Management Level
Skills and Experience:




University degree / Tertiary education



5+ years’ experience in Product Development within the Homeware sector – supply or retail - essential



Management experience required



Far East factory and sourcing experience essential



Ability to travel to Asia - must have travelled multiple times previously



Fantastic organisational skills, highly analytical with strong excel skills



Process and procedures driven and an adherence to deadlines.



Project and people management skills, able to multitask at a high level



Strong communication skills



Comfortable with managing and communicating at an executive level



A passion and energy for trends, the products and a fast-paced and innovative working environment




Responsibilities:




Be involved in all stages of the product life cycle from new product concepts, range extensions through to overseeing the production, packaging, delivery and store merchandising



Product selection and presentation – you need to find the gaps



Staying up to date with trends and processes within the Homeware Industry.



Sourcing new factories to improve existing ranges as well as new products



Management of critical path for multiple products from costings to through production and customer delivery



Attending trade fairs and supplier visits in the Far East



Negotiating with suppliers and customers



Attending meetings with customers



Working with designers and marketing to ensure great packaging



Stock management and forecasting



Store merchandising – you will be involved at all levels of merchandising



Strong Business acumen






Job Reference #: JHB001357/MP

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