Category Merchandiser

Recruiter
Arlington Recruitment
Location
Manchester
Salary
From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
09 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

CATEGORY MERCHANDISER

Manchester

SALARY: up to £30,000 subject to experience

SNAPSHOT: Working for a fast paced company supporting the Category Manager with the provision of category Management and merchandising services to key FMCG customer accounts

REPORTS TO: Category Manager

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

This is a broad commercial role working closely with external customers, and internal stakeholders from the company’s buying, marketing and operational functions.

Key responsibilities will include

·Product File Management - Maintaining stock file accuracy

·Forecasting - updating customer forecasting models using various data sets

·Inventory Management -projecting requirements and planning intake with the buying team to meet them

·Operational Planning – to formulate detailed plans by SKU for in and outbound

·Management Reporting - producing weekly management reports using Customer databases and internal data

·Range Planning - assisting with the analysis of customer sales data in order to formulate future ranging proposals

·Engaging with Customers by email, phone and face to face

The role is pivotal in the delivery of services to key accounts. You will be a key member of staff and have to build strong internal relationships with buying, marketing and operational teams, whilst also supporting the Senior Management Team. You will need to forge excellent relationships with the Customer’s Buying and Supply chain teams to deliver exceptional customer service.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 years Minimum experience in retail / supply which could encompass Core Merchandising, Business reporting, Supply Chain Management and Operational Planning
  • Relevant degree
  • Microsoft office including excellent Excel skills [formulas, conditional formulas, V Lookups and pivot tables]
  • Highly numerical and analytical with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent planning skills with the ability to lead through various tasks
  • Organisation, motivation and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A team player with flexibility
  • Strong Customer facing skills