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Merchandiser Manager (TGN4445) – Excellent Salary DOE

Merchandiser Manager (TGN4445) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Homeware

Job Ref: TGN4444

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

The Role:

  • 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 workload 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 about 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
  • 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.
  • Due to the nature and seniority of this role, occasionally you will be required to be away from the office, visiting factories.

Key Responsibilities

  • Merch experience essential
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Prior experience of decision making & achieved results
  • Excellent attention to detail and level of accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritise and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Advanced Excel Skills
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