Apparel Design Manager (Key Accounts Manager)

Job Description

The Apparel Design Manager (Key Accounts Manager) is responsible for meeting strategic objectives through effective leadership and through the effective management of a team, for optimising the Business Units profitability and sales targets in line with objectives.Responsibilities will include:Responsible for achieving all financial and operational targetsManage Raw Materials process, purchasing, utilisation and stock managementManage processes and workflow to ensure optimum efficiency from concept to deliveryCommunicate to retail regarding new opportunities and style on orderManage and influence all stakeholders via the workflow process from concept to deliveryManage Design and Product Development critical path, ensuring deadlines are metResponsible for managing the team and ensuring a good team dynamic is maintainedManage product flow through Supply Chain (critical path management), including workflow from concept to deliveryEnsure team KPI’s and Scorecard targets are metEnsure a good Customer relationship is maintainedBuild strong and effective relationships with both internal and external SuppliersResponsible and accountable for meeting QR objectivesManage CMT capacity availabilityEnsure delivery dates are aligned with weekly targets

Responsibilities + Skills

Problem solving skillsGood people management skillsDecisive Decision Making AbilityExcellent influencing and communication skillsSound understanding of factors influencing net profit


Matric (Diploma advantageous)


Must have 5 years experience as a Merchandiser5-8 years experience as a Manager in a Design Centre that services a retailerMust have a very good understanding of both production and retailStrong planning & organisation skillsMust be analytical

Job Summary

  • Published on: Saturday, 29th February 2020
  • Designation: Apparel Design Manager (Key Accounts Manager)
  • industry: Retail
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Saturday, 29th February 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: The Foschini Group.
  • Address: Non-SA: + 27 21 938 7666
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • Customers may know The Foschini Group (TFG) by one of its many different brand names. The company, with more than a dozen trading divisions, is one of the largest apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings specialty retailers in South Africa, operating more than 1,500 stores. TFG's retail businesses include Foschini, Donna-Claire, Markham, Exact!, @home, and AmericanSwiss. The company also operates sports apparel and jewelry retail stores, and issues credit cards. Its Markham (men's apparel) and Foschini (women's apparel and accessories) retail outlets account for most of the company's revenue. Beyond South Africa, the company in recent years has expanded to Botswana, Namibia, and Swaziland.

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