Assistant Merchandise Manager

Job ID: 3905


Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation.


We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.


We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, Boxfresh, SeaVees, KangaROOS and Red or Dead. We’re the global licensee for Karen Millen footwear and Kickers in the UK.  We also have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear.


All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,400 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.


We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.


At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:


  • Success is a team game
  • With clarity and courage
  • Better as standard
  • In good conscience


To find out more go to or follow @pentlandbrands on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook. 


What you need to have:


+    Understand and interpret the overall active / apparel industry market intelligence, including supply chain and sourcing trends, imperatives, forward-thinking initiatives and all these implications thereof, so as to contribute and support the build of the sourcing strategy.


+    Understand and expose in sourcing selection process framework, and engage potential vendors and the network thereof to build up the corresponding and viable business case recommendation for sourcing opportunities.


+    Lead a team responsible for hard goods sourcing for our brands including Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury and Mitre, as well as merchandising operations for Endura.


+    Lead and participate in workstreams to develop and implement specific objectives according to sourcing strategy, such as strategic costing management and negotiation, vendor commercial management and intervention.


What we need to see in you:


+    Degree holder.


+    Sound knowledge in sourcing strategy interpretation, business case build and its implementation in active / apparel industry.


+    Diversified knowledge in sourcing (multiple tiers) for areas in Asia and beyond.


+    Grasp of supply chain and sourcing market intelligence in global scale.


+    Work experience in global scale company, preferable brand management related, with strong cultural sensitivity and awareness.


+    Work experience in matrix organization environment, and be able to work with internal cross functional teams and external vendors.


+    Thorough understanding of typical merchandising operations.


+    Proficiency in English.




This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.                                                               


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