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Senior Merchandiser – Hybrid (TGN4962) – Excellent Salary DOE

Senior Merchandiser – Hybrid (TGN4962) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Lancashire

Type: Permanent

Industry: Textiles

Job Ref: TGN4962

The Company:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Merchandiser to join a market leader in the Textiles industry working with some of the biggest names in the UK retail and contractor sector. Reporting into the Head of Customer Operations, this role will give you a great opportunity to take ownership of your own areas, you need to be able to work well under pressure and manage your own priorities. The backbone of this role is having the ability to work at a fast pace and produce timely analysis and reporting based on the customer and business needs. You’ll need a strong analytical ability and have excellent relationship building skills, with the customer at the forefront. Retail experience is an advantage

Benefits:

  • Flexible hybrid home working, min 2 days in the office
  • Early Friday finish   

Main Responsibilities:

  • Managing key customer accounts
  • To compile and deliver all the relevant reports to the customer as well as internal reporting, mainly in Excel with large data sets
  • Building reports to generate efficiencies
  • Forecasting demand and placing rebuys based on lead times/ MOQ’s
  • Working to achieve a 98% stock availability with forward forecasts
  • Responsible for purchasing of all new lines/rebuys for designated customers, in line with target delivery dates in order to meet specified service levels and stock holding targets
  • Responsible for implementing and managing the Critical Path process for initial orders and rebuys
  • Completion of customer New Line Forms/product codes and barcode set up
  • Keeping the customer updated on any changes to the critical path, stock levels, availability dates
  • Liaising with National account manager/ QC/ Warehouse/ Customer/ Suppliers
  • Raising and maintaining purchase orders to ensure on time delivery by working with Far East/ Europe suppliers, taking into account MOQ/ lead times/ holidays
  • Dealing with customer stock enquiries and liaising and building relationships with other areas like the warehouse
  • Managing DTC orders and queries
  • Review supplier performance through weekly order status reports checks
  • Implement sustainability changes on packaging in line with changing guidelines
  • Understand and use customer portals to upload/ download product data
  • Supporting the Head of Customer Operations
  • Customer/ Store visits as required.

Essential Skills & Qualifications

  • Knowledge of demand planning principles and Inventory management principles
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office, particularly with Excel (lookups, pivots, macros etc)
  • Working with large data sets to process and interpret data.
  • Evidence of well-practised communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Ability to record information in a concise, accurate and legible manner, as appropriate
  • Ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload
  • Proven ability of organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Supply chain experience
  • Own car and full driving license
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