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  • Location:

    St. Albans, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

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  • Salary:

    Up to £29500 per annum + free car parking ,pension,staff discount

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    about 1 year ago

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Job Description

Are you looking for a new role within Merchandising ,have a background in forecasting and seasonal trends ? Due to expansion my client is looking for an experienced merchandiser to join their team.

They are an independent family owned local business based in St Albans. They offer quality products and a traditional service as well as a multi channel offering and they supply into 500 schools across the UK.
You will be joining an experienced and growing team in a busy and varied role where your forecasting skills will be key.

Key responsibilities:
Dealing with all back order and replenishment requests accurately and promptly to ensure the required levels of stock are available for transfer in good time.
Understand seasonal trends to forecast accurately whilst taking into account supplier lead times and potential upcoming sales events.
Limiting potential stock issues and phasing accurately to avoid over/ under stocks.
To have the ability to react to changes in demand and logistics.
Raising manual orders where required.
Monitoring new schools sales closely and logically top up ordering to meet predicted demand.
Understanding the sales trends to manually fine-tune automated forecasts.
Maintaining good relationships with suppliers, branches, colleagues and other internal departments.
Maintain up to date knowledge of suppliers prices, promotions, and products and making sure the system is up to date.
Providing up to date information for customer services, branch management and deal with all queries and complaints in a professional manner.
Ensure returns are carried out within the required time frame and all the necessary paperwork is completed.
Confirm orders will arrive within our agreed supplier lead time and chase up any orders which have exceeded their delivery date and update the system accordingly.

What the my client is looking for:
A Minimum of 12 months experience gained within a Merchandising role
Highly numerate with excellent forecasting skills and experience
Able to plan forward and rationalise previous performance
You will be working to tight deadlines and work well under pressure
Resilient and able to work in a team environment
Analytical and computer literate (a thorough understanding of Excel is a necessity as majority of work is spreadsheet based)

What's in it for you?
Salary: £29500 21 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing to 24 days after 4 years holiday at 1st April.
4 times salary life insurance staff discount on uniforms etc and pension
Rapidly expanding company ,Family run business,Fantastic training and progression opportunities as the company continues to grow

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 -5.30
So not to miss out please send your CV
Alternatively call Sonia on 01727 812212


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