Buyer/Merchandiser

Recruiter
GB Solutions
Location
Gloucester
Salary
£25k - 28k per year
Posted
18 Jul 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Buyer/Merchandiser - Gloucester - £25,000 - £28,000

One of our key clients is looking for a commercially minded merchandiser or buyer to manage a range of suppliers of PPE and lifestyle footwear. Responsible for managing supplier relationships, stock levels and communicating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders this is a great opportunity to build on your experience in a strong commercial environment.

Key Responsibilities

* Accountable for product and stock management for a range of suppliers, ordering within agreed stock levels whilst maintaining availability targets, using a range of analytical tools and sources of data
* Continually reviewing supplier terms including negotiating commercially viable rebates, discounts etc., monitoring SLA's, quality and the performance of products in the range
* Managing the communication of critical data and information from suppliers, sales and range builders to ensure product and pricing data is kept up to date and relevant
* Contributing to the development of sales and gross margin budgets including the reduction of terminal stock levels
* Monitor sale activity on the range including occasional visits to suppliers and customers. This will include the management of MTO requirements

Key Skills

* Analysing supply, availability and sales data to ensure purchasing and delivery schedule decisions are based on accurate and up to date information
* Continually monitoring the relationships with suppliers and updating company information on pricing and availability variations
* Attending meeting with key customers and sales staff to inform and collect sales and demand requirements
* Producing regular performance reports on products price, stock levels and predicted availability
* Producing weekly factory updates and management of orders due reports including the update of delivery dates
* Liaising with key stakeholders in the supply and demand of the products, both internally and externally
* Assisting at trade shows and company promotional events

Key Skills

* Good GCSE Pass in Mathematics & English
* Good all round knowledge of Microsoft Office
* Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
* CIPS or other recognised qualification an advantage
* Ability to analyse and organise large amounts of data
* Strong ability to prioritize and organise workload
* Ability to work independently and act on own initiative
* A confident communicator, both written and verbal
* Is adaptable to the needs of the department/business
* Knowledge of Critical Path & Project Management

GB Solutions are a leading employment agency for jobs in Gloucestershire and beyond. As a member of the REC we are committed to working to the highest possible standards for candidates and clients.

Due to the high volume of responses that we receive for our advertisements we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you have not received a response within 5 working days of forwarding your CV to us, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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