Merchandise assistant / Key Account Assistant – Durban North

Successful clothing manufacturer seeks a Merchandise assistant / co-ordinator who is extremely organised and administrative and has good people skills.  Previous clothing manufacturing experience is preferred otherwise a similar administrative internal sales role for a minimum of 3 years is essential. Work within a great team but be able to handle pressure dealing with retail buyers, assist with costings, liaise with production, follow up on the production process ensuring deadlines are met. Experience dealing with major clothing retailers is preferred.  DRIVERS LICENSE AND OWN CAR ESSENTIAL TO RUN ERRANDS. NOT NEGOTIABLE.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist account executives with admin, co-ordinating of orders, ensure paper trail is updated
  • Ensure that the account executive / merchandiser is assisted in every possible way to ensure customers are kept happy.
  • Assist with costings
  • Submitting and following up on approvals
  • Liaising / developing relationships with buyers and suppliers
  • Liaise with production / factories – following up on production progress and due dates
  • Updating production update reports
  • General admin and back-up and support to the Merchandiser


Desired Experience & Qualification

A diploma/degree in clothing management preferred

Min 3 years clothing manufacturing experience or min 3 years internal sales administrative experience essential
Experience dealing with retailers is preferred
Strong computer skills (excel essential) –    some graphics knowledge/experience would be an advantage (using photoshop and illustrator)

Strong admin and co-ordinating skills essentail


OWN CAR AND DRIVERS LICENCE ESSENTIAL (The role involves running errands)