Assistant Merchandiser

  • Job Reference: 00000390-1
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2024
  • Recruiter: Supply Chain People Ltd
  • Location: Flitwick
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Retail, FMCG, Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Barbara Robertson
  • Email:

Job Description

Assistant Merchandiser

Salary £25k - £30k Office based.


This is a dynamic and innovative company dedicated to delivering high-quality products to their customers. They are committed to excellence in every aspect of our business and are looking for a talented and motivated individual to join their team.


As the Assistant Merchandiser, you will play a crucial role in optimising the supply chain operations. You will be responsible for analysing trends, forecasting demand, and developing strategies to ensure the availability of products while minimising excess inventory and freight costs.


The ideal candidate will possess a strong analytical mindset, exceptional communication skills, and a proven track record in supply chain planning.


Key Responsibilities:

· Develop and maintain accurate demand forecasts through the analysis of historical data, market trends, and customer demand patterns.

· Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, product development and warehouse operations, to gather relevant information and insights for demand planning.

· Monitor inventory levels, sales performance, and market changes to adjust forecasts and optimise inventory levels.

· Work closely with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of components and products, while managing costs and maintaining high-quality standards.

· Identify and mitigate potential supply chain risks and disruptions, proposing solutions to ensure continuity of supply.

· Utilise advanced planning tools and systems to improve forecasting accuracy and overall supply chain efficiency. Experience with MRP systems e.g. SAP / Oracle / Navision


We are looking for:

  • Experience in supply chain forecasting / demand planning / merchandising within an ecommerce, consumer products, FMCG or retail environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across different departments.
  • Familiarity with supply chain management software and forecasting tools.
  • Detail-oriented, organised, and capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities.


Benefits include a competitive salary, pension, professional development opportunities and a collaborative and inclusive work environment.


If you are a dedicated professional with a passion for supply chain planning and enjoy working in a dynamic and collaborative environment, we invite you to apply for the Assistant Merchandiser position.


Commutable from Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Leighton Buzzard, Hitchin, Biggleswade, Letchworth Garden City.


Other similar job titles: Demand Planner, Supply Chain Planner, Supply Planner, Buyer, Merchandiser, Supply Chain Analyst, Forecaster, Import Analyst, Import Co-ordinator


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Supply Chain People Ltd are an employment business.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000.00-£30,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Bedford: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person