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


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!


For confidential discussion about this role, please contact Felicity McNichol via 07788413588 or email at

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