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Merchandiser (strong stock control and forecasting experience essential)

On behalf our client, we are looking to recruit an experienced Merchandiser for a rapidly expanding retail account. This is a head office based position in North Manchester area.

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.

Contact: Lynne Townsend

01706 869444

  • Location: Manchester, uk
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Areas: Manchester
  • Sectors: Commercial
  • Reference: NES: LT-MSCF
  • 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.

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