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Recruitment at an American Company in Nairobi Kenya

Career Opportunities PVH, American Clothing Company - Nairobi

Our client, the leading US Apparel brands company with brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, IZOD, Arrow, is looking to establish an office in Nairobi to support the growth of its Africa sourcing base.

We are looking for vibrant, passionate individuals with excellent communication and presentation skills to join our highly professionals to fill the following positions based in Nairobi with regional travel.

1. Merchandiser - Apparel

Job Purpose: We are looking for highly enthusiastic graduates, graduated from textile/design college with a passion for fashion.

The job entails one to manage and effectively execute product promotions and merchandising activities; offer efficient customer support services in order to grow volume profitability, direct selling and promote customer satisfaction. 

  • Vendor follow-up
  • Product Development, sampling, Time and Action Planning, Costing, Production on time delivery
  • Develop supply base within Africa to increase sourcing capacity
  • Develop and maintain business relationships aimed at securing repeat business
  • Continuously monitor competitor activities and report to sales team
  • Identify opportunities for new product introduction and communicate to the sales team
  • Follow up on all customer complaints, queries etc. and ensure that these are resolved in a speedy and satisfactory manner.
  • Manage and train promoters and merchandisers.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly sales reports and highlight problem areas

Skills and Requirements:
  • Highly enthusiastic graduates, graduated from textile/design college with a passion for fashion
  • Held similar position with an apparel export manufacturing company or buying office.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience with American Apparel brands
  • Relationship building, customer service, negotiating and problem solving skills

2. Finance and Administration Officer

The position holder will primarily manage the financial resources and effectively manage all administration and operations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Create and maintain the accounting plan.
  • Create, apply and control financial procedures and forms, ensuring that each transaction and payment has the necessary approval and justification.
  • Prepare and maintain monthly the cash flow projection for the period of time for which funding is available.
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly financial reports.
  • Prepare and maintain up to date the accounting system, ensuring that all transactions are duly recorded.
  • Prepare payrolls for the organization every month.
  • Keep and manage petty cash and be prepared for surprise cash counts.

Skills and Requirements:
  • Degree preferably in Accounting or Finance; Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K)) or equivalent accounting qualification
  • 5 years working experience; budgeting and budgetary control; Book keeping and accounting skills; Financial reporting and cash flow management skills.
  • Must have Knowledge in accounting software, preferable QuickBooks/Pluriform. 
  • One must have knowledge of international travel management.
  • Knowledge of financial management including but not limited to Account Receivables and Payables.

3. Quality Assurance Inspector

Key Responsibilities:
  • To carry out quality inspection, to assure the shipped products conform VF quality requirement and timely execution.
  • Set up quality standards for the factory following buyer’s requirements and guidance for each departments and processes. 
  • Establish SOPs for production and preparatory processes to get right first time quality from each process. Develop MIS for quality measurement and recording quality.
  • Provide quality guideline to all QA & Factory Assigned QC.
  • Liaise and facilitate problem solving and decision making in any technical related issues in garment production.
  • Establish and deliver functional excellence through providing high level support and expertise in manufacturing processes.
  • Monitor production closely and provide technical support when needed to ensure quality meets specifications.
  • Develop clear understanding on brand requirements and close partnership with the factories. Coach factories and liaise their understanding of the brand to elevate product & service standards.
  • Proactively foreseen and resolve any potential production issues, balance cost effective production approach and brand’s requirements.
  • Timely follow-up, monitor process and progress of product approval to hit deadlines.

Skills and Requirements:
  • Minimum 5 years experience in inspection of fabrics and garments.
  • Must have inspection experience for end-markets which include US and Europe
  • Must be very familiar with international standards of fabric inspection and sensitive when comparing original standards or requirements against strike off, lab dip, handlooms, hand feel and bulk production
  • Equipped with good product technical knoweldge
  • Understanding and capable to manage quality auditing procedures
  • If there are problems with the fabric, QC is to be effective in negotiating with the garment factory and come up with solutions /alternatives to solve problems
  • Effective communication skills including speaking, writing and presenting in English as well as excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to plan and follow through and a team player.

Your application should include a covering letter indicating why you want to join PVH and why you are best suited candidate, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees. 

It should reach the address below by close of business Friday, 31st January 2014.

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Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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