Product Merchandiser - Fixed term contract

The Southern Co-operative
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

There’s something special about working for The Southern Co-operative. Not only because we are a successful, growing business but because we work together to make a positive difference to the local economy, environment and our local communities.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Product Merchandiser to join our team on a 6-9 month fixed term contract. You’ll support the Product Managers, utilising specialist knowledge and experience of systems and processes, in delivering product ranges to our customers

Key Responsibilities;

  • Utilise specialist knowledge of systems and processes to deliver additional support to the Product Managers and resolve complex issues
  • Accurately maintain category ranging, planograms, floorplans, promotions and all product attributes on a day to day basis and the appropriate escalation of any issues, internally, to FRTS and external suppliers
  • Accurately maintain product and pricing databases and to ensure accurate retail and accounting information
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Product Specialists who will be instrumental in setting workload
  • Accurately maintain product promotions database and associated files to ensure that promotions are effective in the correct timescales, have point of sale information as appropriate, and can be fully accounted for
  • Operate the stock management system, order review and logistical processes for current, new stores and refits including scheduling, orders and delivery changes
  • Process all allocation requests, to include the forecasting and calculations for Promotional & Seasonal allocations in line with the strategy set by the Product Managers.
  • Collate and process orders to local suppliers to ensure accurate and timely procurement of locally sourced items to assist in achieving maximum availability in stores. This will also require regular liaison with suppliers and stores to help solve ad hoc issues
  • Ensure accurate delivery of stock information to the relevant Hub to facilitate delivery scheduling to stores
  • Produce regular or ad hoc reports and analysis as require
  • Ensure that all incidents assigned by our customer support team are responded to and resolved in line with agreed timescales

Key Experience, Knowledge and skills;

  • Experienced user of in house systems and processes
  • Experienced in using JDA, Galleria, GSM or equivalent would be advantageous
  • High attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Computer literate and confident in using Excel
  • High level of accuracy and ability to follow instructions
  • The ability to work within a team to achieve team/department objectives
  • Good prioritisation skills, with the ability to work within set timescales and organise own work accordingly
  • Ability to carry out basic analysis on information, and forecast allocation volumes following a set strategy
  • Good knowledge of product categories

If you’re passionate about merchandising and have a background in a fast-paced environment then we would loveto hear from you.In return, we will offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to develop your skills and grow your career.