Sr. Merchandiser to Brand Mfgr's (a.k.a. Sr. Account Manager to Brand Mfgr's)

Posted February 21, 2014

Title: Sr. Merchandiser to Brands (a.k.a. Sr. Account Manager to Brands)
*  Leading global resource of 1,600+ brands & products 
*  Clients include popular brand manufactures in sportswear, uniforms, organizations, plus more.
*  No bureaucracy
*  Lively, safe, suburb of Baltimore MD with an attractive cost of living and lower taxes (not city of Baltimore taxes!)
*  Greater job security. Not prone to lay-offs.
*  Position coming available due to growth, not turnover.
Highly competitive salary, attractive 401K w/Co match, comprehensive healthcare benefits, skills growth & promotional opportunities, relocation pkg., & friendly, supportive, work atmosphere
Involves: merchandising & account management activities. Interface between BRANDS & our company. manufacturing/sourcing, development, costing, sample coordination, quote development, follow-up, order processing, coordination of delivery requirements. Identify opportunity for account growth.
Other responsibilities include: documentation/validation of customer requirements, utilize product configurator & art templates that standardize methods of manufacture to meet customer demand (i.e., performance characteristics, cost parameters, material selection & stitch techniques).
Processing art requests, new product sample requests, quoting, order placements, delivery, order management (credit, billing, quality) resolve customer issues & complaints. Travel to account locations, trade shows, programs & events.
Experience as a Merchandiser to retailers is fine but applicants must have recent experience working directly with brand manufacturers.  Must be a US Citizen or Perm Res with outstanding communication skills.
Contact: Michele Smythe
614-352-1453 cell