Retail Buyer / Merchandiser

Adecco Group
£23000 - £28000 per annum + 33 days AL, bonus, fantastic company!
21 Nov 2017
03 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Retail Merchandiser/Buyer
Salary £23,000 to £28,000 dependant on experience

I am currently representing a progressive company who are looking to expand their Buying team with a Merchandiser/Buyer. This is a fantastic opportunity to continue your career within the retail/distribution industry in a role that is not limited to purely either Buying, Forecasting or Analysing; and instead requires a combination of the three roles.

- You will be given a set of accounts and products to nurture and maintain, using a relationship/consultative approach. This includes well known UK footwear brands as well as the company's own branded products, which you will source from the Far East.
- You will manage supplier relationships, range management, ordering stock & sales & margin performance within specified categories, enabling the business to continue to grow and develop.
- You'll be fully accountable for the product and stock management for your suppliers, ordering within agreed stock levels whilst maintaining availability targets.
- You will manage the communication of critical data from suppliers, sales and range builders to ensure product and pricing data is kept up to date and relevant. You'll continually review supplier terms including negotiating commercially viable rebates, discounts, monitoring SLAs, quality and performance of your ranges.
- Additionally, you will manage the intake of stock and maintain/improve stock availability. You will be managing reviews for product ranges, suggesting products be discontinued where appropriate.
- You'll play a key part in representing the company externally at trade shows and promotional events, and liaise with key stakeholders concerning supply and demand of products. In addition, you will attend key customer meetings alongside sales staff to inform and collect demand requirements.
- You'll be producing reports on the performance of prices, stock levels, predicted availability. In addition you'll create weekly factory updates and management of orders due reports to include delivery dates.

We are looking for someone who has experience within a buying/merchandising role (specifically figure analysis using advanced Excel functions). Ideally you will also have had Buying experience, but my client can be flexible if you have at least had experience in supplier communication.

The successful candidate would likely come from a retail, wholesale or distributor background rather than a made-to-order industrial product background. You will ideally have experience of working with established brands, but candidates from all backgrounds are invited to apply.

If you possess experience within Buying/Merchandising and would like a varied position within a reputable company do not delay - click apply today and Trish Hughes will contact suitable applicants in due course.

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Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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