Mpeople recruitment have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Import Merchandiser to join a thriving manufacturing business based in Oldham, on a full time, permanent basis.
Our client is looking for someone with an inquisitive, analytical mind and strong communication skills. If you have forecasting experience this would be advantageous.
Role: Import Merchandiser
Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 DOE
Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
Import Merchandiser duties:
- To be responsible for forecasting and sales analysis for given range.
- Review historical sales figures and record lessons learned through the season
- Liaising with factories and Quality department to ensure shipment dates are met for ongoing and new lines.
- Heading up weekly at risk meeting for own areas
- Recognising when issues need to be flagged up with the business to a senior management
- To manage your products and report any potential issues to the Merchandise Manager in a timely manner.
- Manage the intake of stock within given stock turn targets.
- Manage own stock to maximise availability, whilst reducing discontinued exposure.
- Assisting with range planning through Ranking meetings.
- 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 Merchandise Team.
- Collate and manage potential discontinued products.
The successful candidate will possess the following 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.
- Excellent Excel skills.
- Excellent forecasting skills.
- CRITICAL PATH – use and knowledge is essential for this role.
- Advanced Excel skills.
- Experience of working with Far East factories.
- Confidence to carry out one to one Meeting on and off site with senior people
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