Merchandiser/Buyer/Stock Management - Fashion/Brands

Anderson Recruitment Ltd
14 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our well established and successful, growing client within the fashion industry have a new exciting permanent opportunity for a Merchandiser/Buyer to join the team within their Gloucester offices.

This is an ideal rare opportunity to join a progressive and reputable company that can offer future career opportunities.

Principal Accountabilities:

- 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.

Key Activities:

- 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.

- Being aware of changes in legislation in relevant areas of responsibility.

- Contributing to the maintenance of a safe working environment in compliance with company H&S policy and procedures.

Education & Qualification:

- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

- 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.

- Previous buying / merchandising / stock management experience.

- CIPS or other recognised qualification an advantage but not essential.

Hours - Monday - Friday - 8.30am - 5pm

Salary - £26-27k

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