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A rapidly expanding FMCG business based in Leeds with hybrid working options are looking for a Merchandiser to join their team on an initial 3-6 month contract with a very strong likelihood of it going permanent. As Merchandiser you will be a part of a newly developed merchandising function and work collaboratively with the markets to ensure a robust forecast is submitted in line with the S&OP process.

You will ensure an accurate demand signal is passed to procurement to drive availability whilst maintaining optimum inventory levels

About the role:

  • Own forecasting for your given areas by applying key account data and adjustments in alignment with commercial needs
  • Place enhanced focus on new product/ key product initiatives; align and coordinate core carryover seasonal items with retailers, core planning and supply teams
  • Interpret changes in buying process into product investment – both increases and decreases to optimise balance of inventory in support of corporate revenue and turn goals
  • Complete monthly OTB forecasts and influence inventory policy decisions at channel level
  • Propose seasonal and in -season stocking strategies to commercial leads to balance margin / revenue generation with optimal working capital levels

About the person

  • Available for an imminent start
  • Previous experience working in a forecasting based role
  • Analytical mindset with excellent communication skills
  • Experience using Power BI would be advantageous
  • Strong Excel skills

To apply for the role please send your CV to susannah.meadows@robertwalters.com

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Supply Chain

Industry: Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

Salary: £38,000 - £50,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Leeds

Job Reference: RABEZU-D49A46D0

Date posted: 22 May 2024

Consultant: Susannah Meadows

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