Merchandiser - #1133726

Bayman Atkinson and Smythe


Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Salary: £27,000 - £35,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Bayman Atkinson and Smythe

Paying up to £35k + Benefits + Hybrid Working - Based in Manchester city centre, our client is a highly successful and expanding ecommerce business that are seeking an experienced Merchandiser to join their fast-expanding business. This is a full-time hybrid permanent job opportunity with a flexible start/finish time Monday-Friday

THE JOB

Reporting into the Head of Finance as Merchandiser you will take ownership of the sales and stock planning activities for their product portfolio sold globally through their e-commerce platform and Commercial/ Wholesale channels.

As Merchandiser this role will work with key stakeholders across the business and lead on implementing best in class processes and systems to drive and optimise profitability.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Sales forecasting to account for E-commerce and Commercial/ Wholesale customers
  • Evaluating financial factors including assumptions and suitable contingency plans across portfolio
  • Stock allocation requirements to deliver the business targets whilst minimising stock exposure and gaining operational best-in-class
  • Sales and GP trading analysis for trade updates and forward planning and identifying risks & opportunities
  • Facilitating the optimum range selection process through analysis and insights
  • Developing strong cross functional relationships to ensure all interventions / activities are delivered in the most effective & profitable way
  • Driving efficiencies, improved ways of working, and increased profit across the business
  • Using various merchandising and analytics tools to provide insights on customer behaviour which lead to improvements in the customer journey, product ranges and offers, UX and KPIs working closely with E-Commerce team
  • Conducting competitor research to identify and propose opportunities to improve UX, product ranges & merchandising
  • Arranging all freight with non-landed suppliers and deliveries of landed stock, working closely alongside Operations and NPD/ Buying to manage intake at the different warehouses

THE PERSON

The ideal Merchandiser will already be working in a similar role and environment with 2-3 year’s experience. The successful applicant will need:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency with statistical and forecasting fundamentals
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to demonstrate resilience when working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Good proficiency with software systems – including ERP systems
  • Must be proactive with a flexible approach but be able to meet tight deadlines with high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Positive attitude and desire to grow personally

THE BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Hybrid working
  • 50% discount on products
  • Free onsite parking

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