Deramores Merchandising, Buying and Supply Manager

Deramores Retail Limited · Peterborough, UK


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Merchandising, Supply & Buying Manager

Core Responsibilities

Buy and managing the stock and intake plan ensuring availability and budget targets are met.

Ensure availability is maintained in line with rate of sale and the activity plan.

Ensuring product set up in line with the plan and each SKU is correctly set up to maximise conversion.

Manage the trading plan and critical path. To ensure product launches and new content are fully implemented in line with the critical path. To liaise in the creation of the Deramores roadmap.

Buy and manage product ranges ensuring product set up, and stock ordered in line with requirements of the business.

Manage accurate communication with Suppliers, Warehouse and Marketing offering escalation route if problems arise and ensuring improved ways of working.

Communicate with the warehouse and act where necessary to assist with an efficient goods in process

Determine and undertake all key merchandising and supply reporting requirements.

Manage TV Shows bundling process with the warehouse.

Manage product lifecycle and model stock inventory levels are adjusted as required (twice a year).

Duties & Responsibilities

Manage team to ensure stock requirements and purchase orders are raised to maximise availability and in line with stock replenishment levels daily.

To accurately assess stock needs and buy accordingly liaising with Marketing where necessary.

Work with warehouse management to ensure we are in stock of key lines, issues are resolved, and stock is managed efficiently.

Managing and maintaining the stock levels to ensure maximum availability within budget, and model stock inventory levels are adjusted as required.

Managing the relationship with the suppliers to ensure they are aligned to our stock and product set up requirements.

Manage team to ensure they are effectively communicating with suppliers and warehouse on deliveries and status updates.

To manage all promotional activity, including creating categories, price rules, cost price adjustments and stock orders.

Ensure cost/retail prices are monitored, updated and reviewed.

To support the merchandising & supply team with data manipulation and report generation in a timely manner.

Develop a thorough knowledge of the market, product ranges and the competitive environment including pricing information to ensure competitively priced sourcing.

Ensure all new suppliers and products are set up on Linnworks/Shopify and maintain all product and order related information in a timely manner.

To be responsible for all product set up, ensuring accuracy, correct templates are used, and all appropriate information is included for a customer to be able to buy that product.

Manage the product lifecycle ensuring data is correct on both Linnworks and Shopify. Plus, a process is managed to ensure ranges are both launched and discontinued effectively.

To provide effective key point of communication with the Marketing, Warehouse, Suppliers, Designers and with other teams as appropriate.

Resolve all issues with both internal departments and external suppliers as necessary and required by the General Manager.

Manage all Merchandise and Supply reporting, ensuring accuracy, effectiveness and delivered on time. Develop and maintain appropriate systems (reports/files/spreadsheets) for the effective running and performance of the area.

Maintain the Sales data & Pattern sales reports and ensure this is being actioned to Designers and Suppliers.

Ensure Customer Questions are being actioned daily.

Assist Marketing Manager in planning for TV Shows and working closely with Designers and Ambassador to make sure stock is available.

Manage Rework forms for TV Shows and making sure Inventory Teams are all briefed, and bundles are actioned on time for TV Show.

Make sure stock is arranged for the TV Show ahead of time. Work closely with C&C Buying teams to ensure products have been set up for TV correctly.

Essential Skills

Effectively manage and motivate a team

Excellent attention to detail and enjoys looking for ways to continuously improve the commercial process

Superb excel skills to take responsibility and work on own initiative

Strong communication skills

Ability to manage within tight timescales and hit deadlines.

Ability to manage multiple projects and requirements simultaneously.