To our office in Seoul, South Korea, we are looking for a Senior Merchandiser. At this position you will mainly focus on our clients’ needs and activities in the Beauty Korean market. You will act as liaison between the clients, our team and the market’s stakeholders – mainly local Korean cosmetics and beauty vendors. Most of our clients are foreign based companies, therefore you communication skills in English are important.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Achieve financial goals and objectives by collaborating with our clients’ directors and their sourcing teams, cross-functional teams and vendors
  • Maximize cross-functional partnerships to support the execution of sourcing strategies
  • Establish and maximize key vendor relationships, effectively manage vendor/factory matrix health
  • Coach and elevate vendors, assist in program execution and bring insights on product trends and business opportunities for assigned product categories and geographic markets
  • Execute production management from cost/lead-time negotiation, supply chain mapping, risk assessment to production planning and issue resolutions etc. to ensure our clients’ oversights are there, end to end
  • Manage in-cycle and off-cycle sourcing activities at the same time

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor or Master degree required
  • Strong beauty sourcing background is a must
  • 10+ years sourcing, merchandising and/or retail experience (Global or Brand experience is highly preferred)
  • Solid experience from large-scale US sourcing company preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of US retail industry is strongly desired
  • Proven project execution skill, including coaching geographically remote vendors
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, experience in working with dynamic, multiple & remote stakeholders required
  • Strong problem solving, negotiation, planning and organizational skills required
  • Korean – Native/Bilingual
  • English – Professional Working Proficiency (verbally and written)

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please send us your CV and cover letter by email to [email protected]