Import Merchandiser

Key responsibilities   

=        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 relationship with factory 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.

=        Maximise inventory availability whilst minimizing stock holding of both raw materials (in conjunction with the Fabric Specialist) and finished goods.

=        Raise purchase orders with suppliers as well as being responsible for tracking progress

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

=        Previous experience in a merchandising position is essential from a retail or import merchandising background

=        Intermediate/advanced level knowledge 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 organisational, 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 initiative, with minimal supervision.

=        Experience of dealing with far eastern suppliers would be advantageous.

 

In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package. 

 

The closing date for applications is Friday 18th May 2018