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Import Merchandiser – Homeware – Hybrid (TGN4612) – Excellent Salary DOE

Import Merchandiser – Homeware – Hybrid (TGN4612) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Homeware

Job Ref: TGN4612

Growing, award winning and industry leading company seeks, Assistant Import Merchandiser to join an established team to cover a period of 12 months Maternity Leave. This position offers variety, development and the chance to be part of a fun and highly experienced team. Experience in a similar role is preferable however transferable skills considered. (E.g., Purchasing, Stock control, Imports). Candidates will report to the Merchandise Manager.


  • To contribute to all aspects of stock control, supplier management, ordering and replenishment.
  • Shipment planning, including import documentation.
  • Managing the critical path
  • Creating purchase orders
  • Liaising with Far East factories
  • Planning and controlling stock levels
  • Analysing sales and reacting to trends
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers.
  • Work alongside product teams to ensure stock arrival in a timely manner
  • Assisting with the major aspects of the supply chain critical path including merchandise, stock control, QC and the India office.
  • Manage purchase and stock levels, in line with stock targets, and budget requirement, be able to ensure stock budgets are controlled and sustainable particularly during periods of high sales growth.
  • Take a proactive role in the recommendation and decision-making regarding product launch and life cycle stages.
  • Planning discount & markdown activity to ensure optimum sell through.
  • Working with buying team to support and facilitate new product development whilst maintaining range planning techniques (to control width, depth, structure of range)
  • Availability analysis & forecasting: track forecasts for new lines, whilst monitoring stock levels and ensuring availability
  • Produce and analyse reports: to maintain stock levels according to business objectives.
  • Supplier management: working with the Merchandise Manager and buying team to ensure our suppliers are consistently meeting our expectations and growing with us.
  • Working cross departmental particularly with the buying & operations, finance, and sales, advising details of future plans and requirements.


  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee discount
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
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