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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH16014

£18000 - £22000 per annum

Role Title
£18-22k depending on level of experience

Role Profile
Our client, a global home textiles business, is looking to appoint a Merchandiser to join their UK team based in Manchester where you will report into the Merchandise Manager. The UK arm of the business trades via their own website as well as supplying trend-led and quality home textiles such as bedding into some of the UK's largest retailers including Tesco, Shop Direct and Primark. Due to rapid expansion, the business is moving into brand new larger offices and are keen to employ a number of bright and enthusiastic Merchandisers to join their close-knit and friendly team. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a similar role with strong stock management skills and have a genuine interest in the product area as well as exceptional Excel skills. Graduates with strong Excel skills and placement experience in a similar role, who can also demonstrate a desire to work in merchandising and a willingness to work hard and learn will also be considered. This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated, self-starter who can demonstrate initiative and drive, to join a growing business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accurate forecasting of stock within the designated product range based on business trend analysis and research
  • Agreeing estimates for new launches of products with retailers to ensure that all items are received in time
  • Placing orders with the mill in a timely manner to ensure that customer delivery requirements are met. Orders placed by either sea or air freight depending on delivery time scales
  • Regularly communicating internally to clarify priority products for shipment and where required tracking until delivered, where crucial delivery dates apply
  • Working as part of a team to ensure that all deliveries arrive at the specified time, being fully aware of any delays or stock shortages. Liaising with customers as and when required
  • Keeping up to date with all reports requiring completion including retailer stock reports, comments reports, at risk reports, new range forms and sales reports

Skills & Experience

  • Experience working in a similar role is essential although strong graduates with a good understanding of this role and a determination to work hard and learn will be considered
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel
  • SAP experience would be advantageous as this is soon to be implemented
  • Professional and well-presented with excellent communication skills
  • A genuine interest in the product area
  • Exceptionally organised, methodical and efficient
  • Strong time keeping & ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • Eager to work as part of a team as well as using own initiative
  • Flexible and willing to work outside core hours (9-5) when necessary due to business demands (deliveries etc.)

Client information
My client is a global home textiles business.

£18-22k depending on level of experience

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