Stock Controller

Mpeople Recruitment are currently seeking a Stock Controller to join a rapidly growing and well-established business based in Oldham.


Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday

Salary: £25,000 - £28,000

Location: Oldham (OL8)

Other benefits: Advanced holiday allowance and hybrid working (3 days working in the office, 2 days working from home)


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-moving stock/merchandising team for a leading home textiles company. Our client are looking for somebody with experience in trend and forecast analysis within a retail or wholesale environment, the ability to interpret information & make decisions to maximise sales and stock efficiency.


Key Responsibilities:

Forward Planning Stocks for all customers:

  • Analysis weekly/monthly/yearly sales to identify trends.
  • Working with Key Account Execs/Managers to ensure their customer forecast/requirements are met.
  • Distributing stocks efficiently between forecast channels to ensure all customers’ requirements are met.
  • Keeping forecast channels on internal system accurate and up to date.
  • Checking and reviewing lines which have flagged as exceeding forecast quantities (PA Hold) analysing and decision making to release stock to fulfil or not.
  • Work with internal departments to co-ordinate stock orders for promotions.
  • Monitor and report on under performance and or clearance.
  • Raising Factory orders and collaborating with them to manage minimums/dyed fabric/Greige.
  • Consulting with overseas factories to ensure purchase orders are manufactured within the agreed lead-time.
  • Maintaining accurate lead times and minimums from factories.
  • Working closely with the shipping department & warehouse to optimise container fills and deliveries into our warehouse
  • Working closely with the warehouse to optimise correct stock in the correct location.


New Lines:

  • Using current/historical sales data/ratios to plan buys for new product ranges.
  • Keeping track of forward sales orders.
  • Planning rebuys based on forward sales orders.
  • Working closely with Product team to review the weekly Critical Path to ensure new season launch dates are met.



  • Month End Sales reports.
  • Issue Weekly Delivery schedule to the team, fully updated with most recent status
  • Issue Out of stock lines to the team, fully updated with most recent status
  • Highlight slow moving or aged stock.
  • On demand reports – as and when Managers/Directors require.


Month End Commercial Meeting:

  • Meeting with senior management to review sku/design performance
  • Reviewing/analysing stock turn.
  • Identifying over stock/under stock and good sellers/bad sellers



Skills & Attributes Required:

  • Advance Excel skills (e.g., VLOOKUP/Pivot Tables/If Functions/SUMIF)
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage changing priorities
  • Work under own initiative
  • Ability to communicate to different levels in the organisation



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 as not been successful. Mpeople wish you all the best in your job search

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