Import Merchandiser

Mpeople Recruitment are currently seeking an Import Merchandiser to join a well-established and reputable organisation based in Oldham within their Merchandise team.

Hours: 08:00 – 16:30 Monday to Thursday, and 08:00 – 13:00 Friday (37 hours)

Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 dependent on experience

Location: Failsworth, Oldham (M35)


Key Responsibilities:

  • Process purchase orders
  • Place P/O with the factory ensure instructions and details are clear and precise
  • Manage the critical path, ensuring the customer is updated regularly
  • Arrange labels and packaging to arrive at the factory timely for production
  • Arrange required samples: SMS, photoshoot, pre-production, pre-shipment
  • Create PPRA / Customer workbook and request relevant testing of the products
  • Check lab dip submissions and submit for approval
  • Arrange import freight if required, and liaise with factories and the freight forwarders to utilise container space efficiently
  • Arrange customer online booking if they are FOB
  • Process invoices of the bulk goods
  • Assist the account manager with development samples
  • Attend customer meetings face to face or online, take detailed notes and action samples
  • Liaise with the factories in China daily to monitor production status
  • Check and authorise related purchase invoices (labels, testing, samples, finished goods and any other possible additional costs incurred)
  • Read and absorb customer manuals


Skills & Attributes Required:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience within a similar role (essential)
  • The ability to make commercial decisions when faced with production challenges (essential)                                                                                          
  • Multi-tasking and prioritising you work-load accordingly (essential)
  • Thorough, attention to detail and efficiency (essential)
  • Technical background / knowledge is an advantage (desirable)
  • Experience using Sage Line 200 (desirable)


Please note that MPeople recruitment cannot always respond to all applicants due to the high volume of CV's received on a daily basis. Should you not receive a response within 5 working days please accept this has not been successful. Mpeople wish you all the best in your job search

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