Our client is a rapidly expanding European business and they are looking for a merchandiser to join their team. This is a newly created position and will be reporting to the sourcing manager.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Conduct market research and factory audits to source new suppliers.
- Negotiate pricing, MOQs, lead times and other terms with suppliers.
- Manage the RFQ/RFP process and evaluate supplier proposals.
- Ensure new supplier onboarding and maintain quality and compliance standards.
- Drive cost savings initiatives through negotiations and consolidating orders.
- Plan production schedules and monitor order fulfilment timelines.
- Address any delays, quality issues or other shipment problems.
- Maintain supplier performance rating system and conduct periodic reviews.
- Keep updated on market trends, competitor prices, sourcing best practices.
- Generate savings reports and meet annual sourcing targets.
- Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain/Business Management or equivalent.
- 5+ years experience in sourcing/procurement role within consumer goods.
- Candidate with solid small domestic appliances background is required
- Excellent negotiation and relationship building skills.
- Strong analytical skills for cost analyses, budgeting and reporting.
- Proficient with ERP systems, comfortable reviewing technical specs.
- Ability to multi-task and manage multiple suppliers successfully.
- Solid UK experience is highly preferred.
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