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Merchandiser (BBBH233) Bellshill, Scotland

Salary: GBP30000 - GBP35000 per annum + plus excellent benefits

**Are you a Merchandiser/Stock Controller with excellent MS Excel skills?**

MRD Recruitment is delighted to be recruiting a Merchandiser on behalf of our client. My client is a national leader in their respective field. Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Merchandiser role is based in Bellshill and features a hybrid working model.

The role includes owning pricing data and information on resources, sales, mix, and stock availability. The successful Merchandiser will have hands-on attention to detail and be comfortable working with large amounts of data.

Key Responsibilities;

  • You will provide support for everything from stock level reviews through to weekly, seasonal and adhoc reporting, with a view to maximising profitability.
  • Collate and report on sales and stock availability across multiple sales channels.
  • You will be comfortable working with a large amount of data and manipulating to provide accurate and presentable reporting for the team.
  • You will manage the data already on the system, proposing any improvements accordingly and be the owner of any new product data. With a large number of SKUs it will be important that each line is attributed correctly for reporting.
  • You will play a key role in forecasting sales, stock levels and margins and proactively identify opportunities and risks at category and line level.
  • Liaising with Stores to ensure that purchase orders are correct and sent to suppliers within the critical path deadlines.
  • You will play a key part in the new product set up process, ensuring all information regarding the new line is uploaded accurately to the system.
  • Support the team with system amendments, including the upload of month end price files for promotions and key strategic initiatives.
  • You will do regular competitor reviews, pulling together internal and external data to present back to the team and actively follow up on any actions.
  • Recognising when issues need to be flagged up to the senior team, with suggestions on how the issue can be rectified. For example, be responsible for monitoring slow sellers and proposing action to reduce prices or set promotions as necessary.
  • Manage the intake of stock across the business and make suggestions on improvements on the stock flow and ordering process to maximise availability and ensure we have the right stock, at the right time, for the right customer.
  • Analysing sell through data on a regular basis to ensure that accurate information is being used to control the stock availability and to ensure forward promotions can take place due to available stock

Knowledge, Skills and experiences;

  • Strong computer skills, advanced knowledge of Excel required.
  • A methodical, analytical and process driven approach with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to spot anomalies, suggesting course of action to mitigate issues.
  • Self-motivated, Strong communicator and excellent relationship building skills.
  • Use your initiative to run projects and identify opportunities through new tasks.
  • Able to work in a busy environment and meet deadlines whilst attention to detail is paramount.
  • Previous experience of stock management, with a large number of SKUs is preferable.
  • Previous experience of Sage software would be an advantage.
  • The ability to handle multiple priorities to meet tight deadlines.
  • The ability to present a plan and deliver.