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Costings and Business Case Executive

Posted: December 2018

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Castle Donington

Salary: Negotiable

Closing Date: 31st December 2018

Job Description:


Costing & Business Case Executive

Role Summary

To attend project meetings, negotiate with suppliers, liaise with Purchasing, Technical and Commercial teams to produce accurate Business Case costs in a timely manner. Identify the optimum supply routes, giving due consideration to capacities, lead-times and any technical particulars and maintain relevant business systems.

Key Responsibilities

• Compilation of style level garment costs and conduct comparisons.

• Attending relevant project meetings and updating the group on progress.

• Contact manufacturers and stockists to obtain costs, and enter into price negotiations as required.

• Validation of any supply base capacity and lead-time considerations.

• Developing and maintaining spreadsheets, formulas and database applications, to present costs in relevant formats.

• Maintenance of the central supplier cost database.

• Generation of the initial critical path, to manage delivery of fabric developments, garment samples and costs to the required timeline.

• Presentation of alternative costing scenarios, given the requirements of the project brief.

Qualifications, skills and abilities:

Essential:

• A high level of Textile based Product/Technical knowledge.

• Experience in detailed Supplier negotiations.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Experience in communicating effectively with an international supplier base particularly in the Far East

• Confidence and ability to obtain appropriate information in a timely manner.

• A proven record in providing service excellence to internal customers.

• Problem-solving skills and decision-making ability

• Experience in costing product and building costs to a landed price including duty regimes.

• A high competence of Microsoft Excel.

• Excellent organisational skills.

Desirable:

• Knowledge of the Corporate Wear Industry

• An understanding of computer technology within the industry including but not limited to PLM/PDM.

• Graduate calibre