Assistant Merchandiser Homewares

Date Posted: November 16, 2018
Closing Date: December 31, 2018
Ref No: MER1480
Location: South West
Job Type: Permanent
Category: Merchandising
Salary: £25 – 30,000 Annual

Description:

We have partnered with this luxury and ethical lifestyle brand who are looking for a Homewares Merchandiser to join their friendly head office based in the South West of England. Our client is entering an exciting stage of growth, so this is a perfect time to be  part of their journey.

Job Description:

Demand Planning & ordering:

  • Prepare multi-channel forecast for all SKUs
  • Propose future purchase order plan with respect to intake and stock budgets
  • Compile pack for S&OP sign-off meeting
  • Place Purchase Orders on the system
  • Approve POs to initiate production and agree ex-works date
  • Manage existing POs in light of developing sales trends
  • Approve orders to ship and sign-off relevant documentation to handover to Operations

Range Planning:

  • Work with Buying Manager to propose range changes
  • Establish pre-season estimates for all SKUs
  • Gain sign-off for seasonal budgets including impact of new and discontinued ranges
  • Deliver approved range changes on time
  • Liaise with Operations team to deliver maximum launch availability

Stock Management:

  • Own management and reporting of stock levels vs budget
  • Deliver optimum availability within stock budget
  • Manage store ranging and replen parameters
  • Ensure any specific wholesale customer requirements are delivered on time
  • Manage and maintain SKU level seasonal attributes on the system

Supplier Management:

  • Manage and improve supplier production process in conjunction with our Agent
  • Carry out supplier performance analysis
  • Improve supplier performance
  • Optimise any MOQ, MOV, container fill requirements
  • Communicate with suppliers to ensure OTIF delivery

 

Key Requirements: 

  • 2-5 years’ proven merchandising experience in a similar industry
  • Multi-Channel experience (B2B and B2C)
  • Asia factory sourcing experience
  • Be pro-active and use initiative to solve problems
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Ability to prioritise and adapt quickly to changing circumstances

If this sounds like the role for you apply today!


Contact:

For confidential discussion about this role, please contact Felicity McNichol via 07788413588 or email at felicity.mcnichol@thehubretail.co.uk

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