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Merchandiser

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Areas: Greater Manchester
  • Sectors: Professional Services
  • Reference: NES: JDP-MCHR
  • Company Overview:

    Northern Employment Services are looking to recruit a Merchandiser on behalf of our client. Working on a key customer account, this is a busy and demanding role in the interior textiles industry as such we require someone with a strong merchandising background.

  • Role Specification:

    • Forecasting and sales analysis.
    • Ensure shipment dates are met for ongoing and new lines.
    • Heading up weekly at risk meeting for own areas
    • To manage your products and report any potential issues to the Merchandise Manager.
    • Manage the intake of stock within given stock turn targets.
    • Manage own stock to maximise availability, whilst reducing discontinued exposure.
    • Assisting with range planning.
    • Managing ‘At Risk’ report weekly.
    • Plan initial buys for new lines.
    • Managing the system to ensure products are set up correctly and factories have sufficient information.
    • Regular meetings/conference calls with the customers Merchandise Team.
    • Collate and manage potential discontinued products.

  • Person Specification:

    • Previous experience in a similar role is crucial, along with forecasting and critical path management.
    • Inquisitive, analytical mind and strong communication skills.
    • Enthusiastic & able to work cooperatively with different departments.
    • Able to work in a busy environment and meet deadlines whilst attention to detail is paramount.
    • Must be a strong intermediate/advanced user of Excel.
    • Confidence to carry out one to one meetings on and off site with senior people.

  • Any Other Business:

    Upon applying for this position, please state current / expected salary details.
    Due to the volume of applications received, we regret to inform you that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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