RECRUITMENT

Are you looking for jobs and careers in Gloucestershire? We are always looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our team at our Head Office in Hardwicke, Quedgeley, Gloucester. Here you will find our current opportunities. For more information contact recruitment@gardinerbros.co.uk

 

FINANCE ANALYST
 
DESCRIPTION:
  • Analyse margins by product and brand to identify trends and to improve profitability
  • Work with the sales team to analyse customer profitability and discounts and to improve margins per customer
  • Work with the senior management team to manage customer special pricing and develop/maintain dashboards to improve visibility of the pricing structure
  • Work with management accountant to report on monthly management information packs across the group, commenting on variances and trends in performance
  • Work with heads of team responsible for budget areas to support and understand results against forecasted performance
  • Develop financial models, conduct benchmarking and process analysis
  • Providing creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance
  • Understand, report on and validate monthly cost of sales and gross profit percentage figures
  • Drive ongoing development of key live management information to allow other departments to understand and control performance
  • Work with Buying department to manage and understand stock turn performance by brand, category of product and individual supplier
  • Provide insightful analytical support on a range of ad-hoc projects and strategic initiatives
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Proven working experience as a finance analyst
  • Proficient in spreadsheets, databases, MS Office and financial software applications
  • Hands on experience with statistical analysis and statistical packages
  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills
  • Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance and information analysis
  • Well informed in current financial subjects, accounting, tax laws, money market and business environments
  • BSc degree in Finance, Economics or related field

Salary on application

Job Type: Full-time

If you are passionate about using your experience and skills please forward your CV and a covering letter outlining your salary expectations to recruitment@gardinerbros.co.uk

 

Merchandiser

Gardiner Brothers is a long established family-owned company, with over 150 employees, 5,000 product lines and an 100,000 sq. ft operational facility. Gardiners is one of the largest UK footwear and clothing distributors to the trade.

Job Purpose

To maximise Sales, Gross Margin Profit and sell through of allocated brands, minimising end of season left over stock and right downs.

Principle Accountabilities

  • To achieve agreed kpi’s for the suppliers you are responsible for:
  • Sales
  • Availability
  • Profitability
  • Stock Days
  • Mark Downs and Clearance

Key Activities

  • Drive sales, stock turn, profit, availability and mark downs through planning and delivering commercial ranges.
  • Working with the range builder to create and propose commercial ranges suitable for the customer base, covering costings and profitability and ensure timescales are achieved in bringing product to market.
  • Review sales top and bottom sellers to manage stocks, repeat buys, propose markdowns and help plan range reviews.
  • Forecast trends and plan stock levels accordingly
  • Manage pricing, costs and setting budgets
  • Review & report weekly your stock & sales position and recommendations as required.
  • Review on a regular basis your list of suppliers and where applicable propose orders for sign off.
  • Administration involved in raising supplier orders, preparing invoices for sign off and ensuring all records are accurately recorded and maintained in all systems.
  • Maintain good communication with the supply base, identifying any issues and ensuring they are effectively communicated to the team to be resolved and ensure order deadlines are maintained and achieved.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of processes which ensure all product information, prices & delivery dates are kept up to date in all systems
  • Preparation, production & posting of product labels for customers and suppliers as required to ensure deadlines are achieved for all parties.
  • Monitoring & updating customer portals, specifically to ensure order & delivery information is kept up to date and delivery targets are achieved.
  • Visiting or meeting suppliers and customers as required
  • Assisting at trade shows and company promotional events
  • Undertake any other administrative & company tasks as required

Key Contacts

  • External – Suppliers & Customers
  • Internal – Buying Team, Accounts, Sales Teams, Customer Services, E-Commerce, Warehouse Team.

    Salary on application

    Job Type: Full-time

    If you are passionate about using your experience and skills please forward your CV and a covering letter outlining your salary expectations to recruitment@gardinerbros.co.uk

 

 

 

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