Junior Merchandiser

Recruiter
Gardiner Bros
Location
Gloucester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1243148258
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Gardiner Brothers is a long established family-owned company, with over 150 employees, 5,000 product lines and an 100,000 sq. ft operational facility. Gardiners is one of the largest UK footwear and clothing distributors to the trade.

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our Buying Department. The successful candidate will support the Buyer to maximise the Gross Margin Profit and sell through of allocated brands, minimising end of season left over stock and right downs.

The main duties and responsibilities of the Junior Merchandiser will include:
  • To achieve agreed kpi's for the suppliers you are responsible for:
  • Availability
  • Profitability
  • Stock Days
  • Mark Downs and Clearance
  • Working closely with the Merchandiser/Buyer you will be expected to accurately forecast trends, plan stock levels and monitor performance for a range of suppliers to achieve agreed kpi's around profitability, availability and stock days for the company.
  • Review & report weekly your stock & sales position and recommendations as required.
  • Review on a regular basis your list of suppliers and where applicable propose orders to the merchandiser for sign off.
  • Responsible for the administration involved in raising supplier orders, preparing invoices for sign off and ensuring all records are accurately recorded and maintained in all systems.
  • Report and feedback to relevant parties stock and order position
  • Maintain good communication with the supply base, identifying any issues and ensuring they are effectively communicated to the team to be resolved and ensure order deadlines are maintained and achieved.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of processes which ensure all product information, prices & delivery dates are kept up to date in all systems
  • Preparation, production & posting of product labels for customers and suppliers as required to ensure deadlines are achieved for all parties.
  • Monitoring & updating customer portals, specifically to ensure order & delivery information is kept up to date and delivery targets are achieved.
  • Recording & filing of deal sheets & invoices.
  • Visiting suppliers as required with the merchandiser
  • Undertake any other administrative tasks as required

Knowledge, skills and experience required include:
  • Good GCSE (or equivalent) pass in Mathematics and English
  • Good all round knowledge of Microsoft Office Package
  • CIPS or other recognised qualification an advantage
  • Experience in a merchandising or Buying team
  • Working knowledge of Critical & Project Management techniques
  • Worked in a commercial or retail environment
  • 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
  • Able to adapt to the needs of the department/business
  • Understanding of forecasting and seasonal differences
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • General office administration skills
  • Negotiating skills

Salary on application

Hours per week 37.5.

If you are passionate about using your experience and skills please forward your CV and a covering letter outlining your salary expectations

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