MERCHANDISER

MERCHANDISER

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Job Description

LOOKING FOR MERCHANDISER - PLEASE READ THIS JOB DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING, THANKS.

Currently we are looking for Cubic Zirconia Jewelry Manufacturers in three categories. Bridle Jewelry, Animal charms and pendants and enamel jewelry we are looking for vendors with at least 5 years of experience. A good place to search for vendors is on Alibaba.com however we are open to your suggestions or methods of finding reliable vendors, with exciting and beautiful designs.

We are looking for someone who has a flair and understanding of style. The Cubic Zirconia (CZ) jewelry you will find for us would be aimed at young girls from 10 to 25. They are going to be produced under our brand Cali Gali for young hip girls or Luxa Belle for the older more conservative.

Pricing is very important, so the buy costs are critical. We are going to produce in volume so we cannot pay “boutique prices”. So the vendors must be very economical. We want to find vendors that already have developed many styles. You will use your feel for style and pick out existing styles that will make sense for the USA market of young girls in our target age group or the older group. The emphasis is more on the younger group.

A lot of manufacturers in China have thousands of designs. If you are really good at what you do and if you understand fashion (current) in USA for young girls, you will go through all the available styles (could be 5 or 10,000 on their website) and boil that down to 50 or 100 of the suitable styles.

We would like for you to contact the vendor and get sample pricing for 5 or 10 styles, and enter the information on the template provided to you. If the pricing is approved by us, then you would ask for pricing on the ALL items that you think would be suitable for our target market.

In order to save time, we would always want information to be organized as per our template. In addition, when you get to sampling stage, you would make sure the vendor puts each item in a reseal able plastic bag that would be numbered 1 thru the number of items they are sending. This would follow the worksheet so it would be easy for us to identify each sample.

If you are presenting us with 5 vendors samples, you can apply color stickers one for each vendor, again this would make our job of identifying the item/vendor for all samples obtained.

Another aspect of this job would be to go out and buy current items that are HOT. We would give you funds to buy these items. The focus would be to find the top 5 or 10 items for each season. We would use this market information to develop trendy, current items.

With Cubic Zirconia jewelry, animal pendants are very hot so we want this to be a focus. We also want you to find out if the vendor can put one very small diamond in the design for example any eye of a cat. The cost should not be too high, however it is now a diamond accent, which would be helpful for us marketing wise.

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Skills: design, marketing, outsourcing