Junior Merchandiser / Supply Planner

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Liverpool, Merseyside | Ref: BBBH21621

£24000 - £28000 per annum

Role Title
Junior Merchandiser / Supply Planner
Up to £27k depending on level of experience

Role Profile
Our client, a market leading retailer based in Merseyside, is looking to appoint a Junior Merchandiser to join their growing head office team. Playing a key part within the merchandising supply chain team, you will be responsible for the accurate forecasting / maximising availability of a specific product range across the store portfolio. You will be an excellent communicator, liaising with internal contacts including the buying team, DC / warehouse, store managers and external suppliers. This position will ideally suit a quick thinking and experienced Assistant Merchandiser / Supply Planner / Analyst, ideally with experience working with FMCG, who thrives on working in an incredibly fast-paced environment. Your experience in strategic planning and forecasting will allow you to hit the ground running in this fast-paced role and drive category sales growth, contributing to the continuous expansion of this already successful retailer. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading retailer growing yoy, and to be part of a dynamic team.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Monitor / forecast the size of range for each grade of store
  • Suggest what lines to in / exclude in lower graded stores
  • Work with Buying to understand product ranges
  • Agree and set minimum and maximum trigger levels
  • Ensure new lines are going to all stores
  • Conduct store visits to understand space / sales / option dynamics
  • Liaise with store managers to understand trading opportunities

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • You must have experience in a similar merchandising / supply planning role
  • FMCG experience would be advantageous
  • Strong forecasting / analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Can cope with multiple tasks retaining a high level of accuracy
  • Planning and organisational skills - able to prioritise workload
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hardworking and flexible attitude to work
  • Commercial awareness

Our client is a market leading retailer based in Merseyside

Client information
Up to £27k depending on level of experience

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