A home textiles company in Greater Manchester with a new opportunity for a Merchandising Assistant
Your new company
You will be working with an award-winning home textiles company that has been long-established in the woven textiles market and are recognised as an industry leader for home textiles. They have a large and welcoming head office in Greater Manchester and they are now looking to recruit a Merchandising Assistant.
Your new role
You will be responsible for forecasting stock based on business trend analysis and research. You will manage delivery and shipment deadlines, identifying risk to ensure accurate intake of stock according to plan levels, provide weekly updates on critical path/intake issues. You will communicate daily with factories in the Far East and arrange orders to come by either sea or air freight depending on time scales. You will be in touch with factories by phone, email and video conference to ensure that all deliveries arrive at the specified time and to ensure you are fully aware of any delays or stock shortages. You will also drive sales through improved availability, forecasting, reducing mark down and maximising profit.
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role you will need some demonstrable experience in a Merchandising / Allocation / Stock Management role within a supply, retail or import environment. You will also need good Excel skills and strong communication skills and an understanding of forecasting and allocating.
What you'll get in return
You will work within a company that prides itself on its excellent company culture. In this role you will receive a salary of between £18,000 - £21,000 (Depending on Experience) and other benefits. This company takes their employees' health and wellbeing seriously and have recently introduced on-site exercise classes and mindfulness sessions.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, I look forward to reviewing your application!