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

 

Merchandiser/Buyer

Quedgeley, Gloucester

Salary - Competitive 

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.

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our buying team on a permanent full-time basis.

Job Purpose

A Merchandiser/Buyer role needing a commercial and analytical approach to managing a range of suppliers of PPE and lifestyle footwear and their products. Responsible for managing supplier relationships, stock levels and communicating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Accountable for product and stock management for a range of suppliers, ordering within agreed stock levels whilst maintaining availability targets, using a range of analytical tools and sources of data.
  • Continually reviewing supplier terms including negotiating commercially viable rebates, discounts etc., monitoring SLA’s, quality and the performance of products in the range.
  • Managing the communication of critical data and information from suppliers, sales and range builders to ensure product and pricing data is kept up to date and relevant.
  • Contributing to the development of sales and gross margin budgets including the reduction of terminal stock levels.
  • Monitor sale activity on the range including occasional visits to suppliers and customers. This will include the management of MTO requirements.

Key Activities:

  • Analysing supply, availability and sales data to ensure purchasing and delivery schedule decisions are based on accurate and up to date information.
  • Continually monitoring the relationships with suppliers and updating company information on pricing and availability variations.
  • Attending meeting with key customers and sales staff to inform and collect sales and demand requirements.
  • Producing regular performance reports on products price, stock levels and predicted availability.
  • Producing weekly factory updates and management of orders due reports including the update of delivery dates.
  • Liaising with key stakeholders in the supply and demand of the products, both internally and externally.
  • Assisting at trade shows and company promotional events.
  • Being aware of changes in legislation in relevant areas of responsibility.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of a safe working environment in compliance with company H&S policy and procedures.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Good GCSE Pass in Mathematics & English
  • Good all round knowledge of Microsoft Office Package
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • CIPS or other recognised qualification an advantage

Competencies

  • Ability to analyse and organise large amounts of data
  • Strong ability to prioritize and organise workload
  • Ability to work independently and act on own initiative
  • A confident communicator, both written and verbal
  • Is adaptable to the needs of the department/business
  • Knowledge of Critical Path & Project Management

 

 

 

 

 

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