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Import Merchandiser - Apparel

Leeds, Yorkshire
Job Type
13 Sep 2022
As an Import Merchandiser you will play a vital role within our Merchandising teams. You will provide essential support to your department and provide management support to the Merchandise Admin Assistant if applicable. Client Details A great opportunity for a Import Merchandiser - Apparel to join a leading fashion business in Leeds. The company are going from strength to strength and as a result of internal progression are seeking to add to their Merchandising team. The business has been around for more than 80 years and are known for their British Heritage. Description Assist the Merchandiser to ensure all account strategies are executed in line with the departmental budget Support the Merchandiser to communicate information effectively to all levels of the management team Support the Merchandiser with WSSI and cashflow submissions and ensure it is executed in line with departmental deadlines and budgets. Assist the Merchandiser in Trading meetings with essential business reporting and analysis Assist in training and supporting the departmental MA where applicable. Updating and maintaining the weekly sales and margin reports, identifying any anomalies, and highlighting these to the Merchandiser. Manage the department critical path which includes chasing suppliers to adhere to deadlines. Assist and update to the wider team in the CP meeting. Assist the Merchandiser with stock, sales, WSSI and cashflow. Provide the finance team with weekly supplier payment overviews to ensure alignment with cashflow plan. Provide the warehousing teams with weekly/monthly/quarterly intake updates to ensure an efficient flow of stock receipt and despatch. Managing the OTB with the buying team to ensure forecasted OTB sales are achieved for each account. Monitoring all stock intake and stock levels for the relevant brands/customer accounts and ensuring stock is processed in a timely manner and provide weekly updates to the customer accounts. Ensuring the right stock is in the right place at the right time whether this is for Wholesale, Ecommerce or BTT. Producing size-scales and raising; purchase orders (bulk and samples), barcodes and shipping labels (where appropriate). Maintenance of the buying minutes and other stock management system functions including activating products, entering price lists, entering production, amending quantities and delivery dates when required. Assisting the Merchandiser in seasonal planning and providing forecasts to the buyers/suppliers. Liaise with the logistics and shipping teams to ensure intake is delivered on time and in line with the critical path. Liaise with suppliers to ensure products are despatched to the agreed ex-factory date. Liaise with the sales team and customers to ensure that they are fully updated on all deliveries and answer any relevant queries. Attend key internal and supplier meetings alongside the Merchandiser. Complete all meeting minutes for the Merchandiser.Profile Relevant skills working within a B&M office - buying cycle, critical paths and stock management Financial awareness and understanding of departmental budgets and margins Commercial and competitor awareness Strong housekeeping and organisational skills Numeracy Effective communicator Ability to work on own initiative Team player Good visual presentation skills Time management skills Ability to work under pressure Self-motivated Job Offer Free Parking + Mix of Home & Office working + Progression Opportunities + 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays Import Merchandiser - Apparel Import Merchandiser - Apparel Import Merchandiser - Apparel
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  • Job Reference: 711159142-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Page Personnel
    Page Personnel
  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent