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Merchandise Manager

Employer
Flair Rugs
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen due to internal progression for an experienced Merchandise Manager to lead a well-established, high functioning merchandise team.

You will provide leadership, coaching and direction; manage all aspects of stock control, supplier management, ordering and replenishment. You will drive improved performance and customer experience through exceptional stock management.

Key aspects of the role are:

People;

  • Manage a small team of merchandisers including a team in our offshore office, monitoring performance and setting KPI's


  • Managing the team to ensure the right stock is in the right place, at the right time.


  • Supporting the team to help prioritise work load to ensure goals are achieved.


Commercial Stock Knowledge

  • Working with our buying teams to support and facilitate new product development whilst maintaining range planning techniques


  • Take a proactive and lead role in the recommendation and decision making with regard to product launch and life cycle stages.


  • Manage purchases and stock levels, in line with stock targets


  • Guidance & Input around Forecasting process and category management


  • Availability analysis: Create and track range performance, whilst monitoring stock levels and ensuring availability for customers


Relationships;

  • Inter- Departments: Be a team player and work across departments within the company to achieve the same aims and goals.


  • Supplier management: working with the buying and technical teams to ensure our suppliers are consistently meeting our expectations and growing with us


  • Develop and maintain relationships with Freight forwarders. Have a sound understanding of freight logistics, shipment paperwork and customs.


Essential Criteria

  • Experience of managing a team
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and level of accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritise and work in a fast paced environment
  • Advanced Excel Skills


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing, diverse and dynamic organisation which is the largest in its sector during a very exciting period of growth. The right candidate will have the opportunity to experience personal growth and development
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