Import Merchandiser


Equip Outdoor Technologies own and operate two leading aspirational outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine. 

This is an exciting opportunity to take a first or second career step in an import merchandising role with two of the leading outdoor brands.

Reporting to the Senior Merchandiser, the Import Merchandiser will be given the opportunity to take the next step in their career progression and develop “in house” alongside experienced colleagues. 

The role would be ideal for someone who has a keen interest in the supply chain aspect of a business, an aptitude for working to high levels of detail, a dedication to providing a good service, and a real desire to learn. You could be in a Junior or Assistant Merchandising Role already, or you have the desire to make the first step into the sector.

Equip can offer you experience in a real, fast paced, dynamic environment, which has experienced substantial growth in the past years. The chance to work hard, gain the valuable experience that is needed in a Merchandising role and to be part of a strong and dedicated team that can offer you support and guidance on your journey.


Key responsibilities will include:  

  • React to changes in demand and logistics in such a way as to minimize the impact on the business
  • Analyse trends and liaise with internal parties to predict future patterns and buy responsibly and with budgetary           factors, inventory levels, and the factory relationship at the heart of your decisions
  • Maintain and develop relationships with the supplier base
  • Develop a close relationship with other departments to ensure supply is kept as efficient as possible
  • Raise purchase orders with suppliers as well as being responsible for tracking progress

    To join us you must have:

  • Previous experience in a merchandising position is essential from a retail or import merchandising background
  • Intermediate/Advanced level of Excel and other Microsoft packages
  • Ideally educated to degree level or hold a relevant qualification
  • Experience of using Navision or a similar ERP software would be an advantage
  • Knowledge or previous experience of working within a Supply Chain environment is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent organizational, communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet tight       deadlines
  • Conscientious and self-motivated and must be able to work within a team and on own inititative, with mimimal             supervision 
  • Experience of dealing with Far Eastern suppliers would be an advantage

    What we can we offer you in return:

    A competitive salary, company bonus scheme, pension and life assurance, flexible working schemes and an early finish on Fridays.  Great staff discounts on our products and we offer a wide range of reciprocal trade discounts on climbing, bikes, camping, sailing and running equipment.  We have a casual dress code and we operate an open and friendly company with a relaxed environment but we work hard to get the job done.  We have great modern office facilities and free on-site parking. 


    About us:

    Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd based in Alfreton, Derbyshire specialise in the design and marketing of technical outdoor clothing and equipment. Our experienced and enthusiastic team develop innovative designs, manufactured to the highest standard and brought to market throughout the world.  Equip Outdoor Technologies own and operate two leading aspirational outdoor brands Rab and Lowe Alpine.  For further information on Equip please visit our website at


    The closing date is 15th August 2019

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