Wholesale Merchandiser

Location
London
Salary
£31000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
04 Nov 2016
Closes
02 Dec 2016
Ref
RC WM
Contact
Rebecca Cannell
Function
Merchandiser
Sector
Accessories
Job Type
Temporary
We have partnered with an exceptional British Accessories brand, seeking a Wholesale Merchandiser to join them on a 12-18 month basis.

Key Responsibilities/Role Purpose
*Attend sales meetings with key account managers when necessary and create strong relationships with customer merchandisers.
*Review line cards on a weekly basis and re-forecast and plan orders when required.
*Attending intake & dispatch / stock availability / shipping control / customer - channel trade meetings / customer meetings / account set up meetings / update meeting with sales team / ad hoc meetings
*To assist the Head of Merchandising to ensure maximum profit potential is achieved by managing inventory, delivering a product offer that exceeds customers' expectation through effective supply chain management, i.e. the right stock, right place, right time.
*Inventory management - keep tight controls of UK warehouse inventory to ensure the brand stock holding is kept to optimum levels.
*Liaising with factories to maintain production space.
*To monitor the sales/stock levels across 'By Channels' within the business to ensure there is always the right mix and orders going forward are reviewed and amended accordingly.
*Identify order requirements for both catalogue and customer specific lines and work with the Assistant Merchandiser to ensure that orders are raised to meet the required delivery dates.
*Work with Sales Teams to identify opportunities to improve sales performance.
*To contribute to profit management through forecasting and recommendations on actions.
*Be aware of slow selling lines and suggest actions.
*Update Imports team regularly and ensure necessary information is passed to all other areas of the business by communication at all levels.
*Work closely with the Merchandise Team on critical path management and product planning.
*Liaising with UK and International sales teams to forecast quantities required for the global market and ensuring buys are in-line with their budget.
*Maintain planning calendar dates and ensure deadlines are met.
*Effectively communicate with the Shanghai Office in order to maintain critical path dates.
*Manage production planning with factories.
*Manage the Assistant Merchandiser on a daily basis and ensure that they are given the required training and support.