Essense of Australia

Merchandising Logistics Coordinator

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Merchandising Operations


Essense of Australia is a dynamic international bridal wholesaler and retailer with key offices in Lenexa, Kansas (US), Perth, Australia and Zug, Switzerland.  Our growing organization also operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, and New Zealand. A global leader in bridal fashion for more than 25 years, Essense continues to build a steady, reliable and exciting presence in the U.S. and across the globe, with our designs sold in more than 1,200 stores and counting.  Our success can be attributed to our exquisite gown designs, strong partnerships with our stores and unwavering commitment to our brides.


About the Job


We are looking for a Merchandising Logistics Coordinator to join our growing team in Lenexa, KS.  The Merchandising Logistics Coordinator acts as the Shipping Lead and takes ownership of the receipting and shipping of gowns and sample inventory management.

The individual in this position must be meticulous with details, as they will have tasks and responsibilities within the department that include a high degree of detail when working with sample gown receipting and inventory organization, preparing, shipping and tracking of gowns to and from factories, stores, markets and photoshoots. This position will also be responsible for completing sample checks on gowns being received, and working closely with our internal Design teams to coordinate samples to ship on a tight timeline. This role will also assist leadership in project management of logistics projects and documentation of processes.


What You’ll Do

  • Pull and organize gowns to ship out, coordinate gown movement between design teams, and plan out the timing to be completed prior to the daily FedEx pickup deadline.
  • Coordinate the domestic shipping of sample gowns to trunk shows, photoshoots, markets, influencers, and other locations.
  • Coordinate the International shipping for the design team such as toiles, fabrics to the factories as well as items to our other global warehouses.
  • Proactively liaises with traveling Sales Representatives to hand carry sample gowns to shows.
  • Assist with barcoding and tagging gowns as well as quality control checks of sample gowns.
  • Locate missing gowns and accessories throughout the testing lifecycle as needed.
  • Maintain inventory spreadsheets.
  • Plan and action the gown movement, gown check outs, and logistics of all Essense photoshoots.
  • Willing and able to be on photoshoots to assist in shipping gowns directly from the photoshoot.
  • Assist leadership to ensure all projects are time lined, managed and completed to meet deadlines.
  • Seasonally update process documentation as processes evolve and are created to better streamline department functions.


What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree required; equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • 2 years’ professional office experience in product lifecycle or logistics, preferably in fashion or apparel related environments preferred.
  • Apparel wholesale / retail distribution or order fulfilment experience helpful.
  • Must be self-driven, work well under pressure, and be successful in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated and driven to achieve goals through individual contributions as well as teamwork in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be a nimble problem solver and negotiator with strong prioritization skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization and the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging, dynamic environment where multi-tasking and adaptability are a requirement.
  • Microsoft Excel experience with basic functions such as VLOOKUP, INDEX, and other basic formulas.
  • Ability to lift 25-35 pounds on a regular basis along with the ability to work on your feet for much of the day during a 40+ hour work week.
  • Must be able to place gowns on rolling racks and frequently push and pull racks into appropriate position.
  • Must be able to squat, bend and kneel to load and unload boxes.
  • Must be able to sort stock according to style number and accurately pull orders for shipment.
  • Have the flexibility to work overtime as needed.


What We Offer


We look forward to welcoming the successful candidate to our fast-growing global team! In return for your skills, we offer you the opportunity to join an international industry leader and be part of a creative and collaborative culture that empowers its people, promotes teamwork and embraces sustainability. We recognize and reward excellence, innovation, and loyalty. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for talented individuals to thrive. As such, we provide competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, with significant opportunity for exceptional team members to grow with us as we continue to expand. 


If you have the skills and drive to help us further our growth, please follow the prompts to submit a cover letter, resume, and online application.  Please note:  We believe cover letters are important to help us understand why you are interested in this position and your unique story and qualifications.  If you sincerely desire to work with us, please take this into consideration when submitting your materials.  





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