Supply & Logistics Merchandiser

Supply & Logistics Merchandiser

£ dependent upon experience + benefits
REF: 12226AA
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Job Description

Our client is a market leader in apparel brands and is recruiting for a new opportunity for someone with a confident background in supply chain management. 

Supply & Logistics Merchandiser – The Job Outline

Your role will be to ensure all aspects of the production process are adhered to, internally and externally and are in line with critical path. Ensuring product is available to maintain agreed customer service levels, requirement and launch dates.

To also co-ordinate inbound freight to UK and USA distribution centres. Ensuring finished goods are moved, and delivered, in line with cost targets and agreed lead times.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers (raw materials) and production factories through daily communication and online meetings
  • Negotiate costs/surcharges and delivery dates when necessary
  • Place and manage seasonal and core purchase orders for the group through to receipt in the UK and USA distribution centres
  • Collate and update work in progress reports on a weekly basis
  • Monitor surcharges from factories, address and resolve surcharges when required
  • Place production priorities with factories based on availability/required dates.
  • Advise ship modes for purchase orders based on customer requirements.
  • Work with the design team to find solutions to any raw material/production issues
  • Liaise with Demand Planner to communicate shipment shortages/issues, production priorities and core availability information
  • Liaise with the Warehouses to advise any shipment delays/problems with shipments
  • Highlight potential problems to management providing information and advice to ensure satisfactory resolution.
  • Work closely with the China team to directly address issues with factories and Far East suppliers
  • To co-ordinate inbound freight UK and USA distribution centres. Ensuring finished goods are moved, and delivered, in line with cost targets and agreed lead times.
  • Liaise with the other Merchandisers, factories and freight forwarders to ensure shipments are booked, and released, as planned in line with Critical Path.
  • Prepare and maintain goods in transit schedule and communicating to all relevant departments globally.
  • Verify and approve all freight invoices
  • Maintain records and accurate filing of all import documents
  • Set up supplier information including factory costs, landed cost details and lead times on ERP system ensuring information is kept up to date
  • Infrequent travel (e.g. every 2 years) to visit the factories in Asia may be required in the future

Supply & Logistics Merchandiser – The Job Outline

  • Experience within a similar supply chain role – min. 5 years– we are open to applications from a non apparel background.
  • Proven ability to build strong working relationships externally with material suppliers and factories and internally with all departments.
  • Highly numerate, accurate and attentive to detail.
  • Exceptional organisation and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate (written and verbally) clearly and concisely at all levels, to be diplomatic and with good negotiation skills.
  • Advanced EXCEL and IT competency
  • Proximity to work from office in Sheffield and travel offshore in the future, as and when required.

To apply please forward CV and contact details to, quoting reference 12226AA.  If the email address is not displayed in this advert, please contact People Marketing directly on 0115 922 3335.

We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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