Girlguiding is recruiting a Merchandise Planner, reporting to the Buying Manager, to work at our Trading Services.
The Merchandise Planner will be required to maintain, develop and manage the supplier base in order to achieve high standards of customer service for the membership, maximising stock availability, cash flow and profit requirements whilst undertaking product research and development as required including consultation with other Departments and volunteers. They will also be required to liaise with buying, marketing and publication colleagues to ensure that all promotional opportunities are taken, and information/ images for all promotional activities is provided as well as monitor slow selling lines and stock residues, taking appropriate action where required.
The post holder must ideally have experience of working in a customer focussed buying environment or hold a relevant degree in a business-related area of study as well as the ability to work under pressure and achieve deadlines and work as part of a team. They must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to build positive relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
Due to the nature of the work, 3 weekends in the year may be required, for which time off in lieu will be taken.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
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