Far East Merchandiser

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South London, London | Ref: BBBH16568

£32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Additional benefits

Merchandiser- Health & Beauty- Far East
£32-35,000 + Additional Benefits
Role Profile

  • Own and control the Far East stock management process, ensuring full availability that delivers sales and margin growth whilst controlling terminal stock.
  • Improve forecasting accuracy and work with the supply base on appropriate levels of buffer stock.
  • Build and manage the Far East WSSI ensuring full visibility to all key stakeholders
  • Help plan the product range with the buying team challenging listings and distribution decisions
  • Develop plans to ensure that stock is in the right stores, maximising the commercial opportunities for the product.
  • Work with the buying and merchandising teams on all relevant range reviews
  • Ensure space decisions reflect own brand merchandising strategy and stock already committed to.
  • Work with the own brand team on new product developments and ensure stock is on track to critical path
  • Manage the discontinuation process, monitoring effectiveness of auto discon in order to reduce mark down spend
  • Forecast at line level all Far East sourced departments
  • Monitor actual performance vs. forecast and take pro-active action to deal with any under/over performers
  • Ensure range and promotional plans are factored into forecasts by liaising closely with relevant merchandising and buying teams
  • Turn sales forecasts into order volumes for the supply chain team
  • Work closely with the supply chain team to ensure orders are placed in a timely manner and deliveries are on track
  • Build an effective weekly sales stock and intake plan
  • Ensure that category stock holding is in line with budget and forecast and manage intake and open to buy accordingly using the WSSI
  • Recommend and take appropriate action where under/over plan
  • Report regularly on position vs., budget across all KPI's
  • Make commercial recommendations on supplier performance and ensure that the business is in line with stock targets at a supplier level

Skills & Experience

  • Attention to detail but aware of the bigger picture
  • Numerate and Analytical with experience in forecasting long lead time departments
  • Ability to introduce new systems and process
  • Proactive - Using analytical skills to seek solutions
  • Aptitude to challenge the status quo and figures
  • Team focussed/ Able to work collaboratively with other departments
  • Positive Attitude
  • Flexible

Client information
My client is well known Health & Beauty retailer looking for a Merchandiser to join their far east team (UK based). The ideal candidate would have been working within a similar role for the past 1-2 years and would be passionate and eager to join a fun, exciting and vibrant work place.
Up to 30% annual bonus
7% matched pension
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Life insurance
Generous staff discount

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