Inventory Manager

The Advocate Group
London (Greater)
13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Inventory Manager

Based in London, this Fashion business perfectly blend a forward thinking, innovative approach with a collaborative, supportive and mature working environment that really rewards success. With a number of brands in their portfolio, the business is a very established & well recognised name with a deservedly excellent reputation as an employer!


- To manage the inventory for the Footwear and Accessories division, ensuring the right stock is in the right place at the right time.
- Maximise the realisable value of the company’s stock

Reporting to the Head of Merchandising and working closely with all departments to support the company strategy, business priorities and targets

- Develop a strategic relationship with the Senior Sales Managers to liquidate stock efficiently, taking action as required to clear in season overstocks, through wholesale, outlet or web channels
- Provide weekly reporting to management on the company’s stock position
- Producing and presenting a range of financial/non-financial reports for Department Heads and the leadership team as required
- Allocate stock upon receipt liaising with Senior Sales Managers on customer priorities
- Provide regular free stock reports across all brands and seasons
- Manage each phase slow selling products and release overstocks as required, paying particular attention to seasonal stock banks
- Develop relationships with key partners to maintain a collaborative working approach
- Carry out month end stock takes, liaising with finance to ensure stock levels match across all locations and systems
- Manage annual stock take with 3PL’s

Skills & Qualifications

- Commercial awareness, preferably a good understanding of Footwear
- Excellent communication skills – verbal, written to include report writing and group presentations
- Influencing and negotiation skills
- Well-developed interpersonal skills
- Commercially competent and able to produce and understand financial data
- Excellent organisation skills, able to prioritise
- A collaborative team player – concerned with the team success as well as individual performance
- Visible leadership skills – can motivate others to achieve
- Solution-orientated, decisive by nature
- Must be able to use MS Office applications – Word, Outlook, and Excel to an excellent standard

Please apply via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 7 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role.

Please note The Advocate Group is acting as an employment agency & business

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