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Merchandiser Full Time

at May and Stephens in United Kingdom (Published at 16-05-2018)

Would you relocate for the next step in your career? ... if so read on

My Client is a leading Retailer that sell toys, gifts, stationery and arts & crafts

I am seeking a merchandiser based in the Birmingham head office

About the Role

Working closely with the Buying Department to achieve the targets set for the company on core availability, you will analyse and control the intake of specific ranges of stock and manage warehouse stock levels to maximise the sales, profit and stock availability of our Core product.

In addition you will:

  • Work closely with the Buying Department to plan and maintain the core product range in line with company guidelines
  • Liaise with the Buyers on the selection of core lines, and will plan and monitor the sales and stock of these, maintaining optimum stock levels in stores and warehouse to drive sales
  • When an internal or external customer contacts the Trading Department, you will handle their query or concern
  • Liaise and build good working relationships with suppliers regarding the core stock, and, as required, place repeat orders and re-phase the intake in line with projections
  • Maximise sales on core product through analysis of product performance, and taking appropriate commercial decisions relating to this, and will also complete the forecasting and optimisation of stock levels
  • Optimise our core offer with use of line flow and load plans and take the appropriate commercial decision
  • Manage the placement of orders in line with core requirements in a timely manner
  • Strive to improve margin through negotiation with suppliers and working closely with the buyers on alternative sources as required
  • Generate core reports for the business on a weekly basis to ensure everyone is fully informed on the status of core products
  • Work cross functionally with Retail and Marketing to drive sales of core product

About You

  • Strong administration skills along with analytical and numerical skills
  • Be flexible in approach whilst working under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to use interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work as part of a team, whilst being self-sufficient and self-motivated
  • Exceptional commercial awareness

To hear more send your CV to Sam at May Stephens Recruitment

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