Product Development & Merchandising Assistant

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Marketing, PR
South West
Salary Description:
From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum Pro Rata
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Fantastic opportunity has come available to work for a established family business based in Exeter. This is a maternity cover role (29 &1/4 hours) starting immediately. Main Role: · Daily communication with oversees Supply Chain · To be helpful and decisive by working with the Managing Director, and Business Development Director to ensure these people and departments are running efficiently and professionally. · Liaise with the sales team to ensure the correct development information is passed on to our partner factories. · Control sample processing and labelling · Work with factories and offices oversees to keep on top of ongoing design and development program. · To co-ordinate the relevant information from company departments for meetings and take minutes. · Ensuring that Companies Exhibition Stands are organised, including planning, restaurant bookings, accommodation and all product and promotional material for the show itself. · To take an active and enthusiastic interest in the companies’ industry and competitor activity through websites, trade and consumer magazines – home and abroad. · To be totally flexible and helpful in assisting all departments in the business where and when necessary. · To build ongoing relationships with all staff, factories, distributors, agencies and customers, in order to gain their trust and confidence. · Maintain the filing system · Critical Path management · Liaison/negotiation of availabilities with customers and factories · Working to achieve agreed delivery dates · Managing internal processes and structuring action plans · Keeping accurate records of sample orders placed and ensuring timely delivery Key Tasks cont: · Keeping accurate records of sample orders received · To receive, unpack, check, label and despatch/distribute as required all samples from factories · Keep all required schedules up to date. · Prepare all invoices and packing lists as required for customers · Maintain harmonious relations with customers and staff and show a polite and professional attitude at all times

Contact Details:
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Contact: Kris Clare

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