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Import Merchandiser

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

Location: Oldham

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
  • Organised

Please note that Mpeople cannot respond to all applicants due to the high volumes of CV's received on a daily basis. Should you not receive a response within 5 working days please accept that on this occasion your application hasn’t been successful. Mpeople wishes you all the best in your job search.


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