A fast growing online fashion retailer is currently looking for a talented Import Merchandiser (Clerk) to join their team located in Leeds. My client is looking for an Import Merchandiser (Clerk) to work closely with suppliers, managing the critical path from start to finish on sea freight, container loads and shipping and liaising with internal departments.
" Responsible for ensuring smooth running of the critical path for the brand from order placement through to delivery
" Working to internal critical path deadlines and liaising daily with factories overseas
" Liaise with the other in-house teams to meet customers' specific requirements
" Build strong relationships with suppliers and freight forwarders, including holding regular face to face meetings
" Liaise with factories and internal business customers on a daily basis or as required
" Negotiate the pricing of freight forward rates
" Ensure the timely arrival of product orders
" Raising purchase orders, checking delivery notes and follow up product samples
" Closely monitor and manage deliveries ensuring shipments are on time and flagging any potential delays
" Solid understanding of sea freight, process costs and timelines
" Manage costings with freight forwarders
" An understanding of importing goods, shipping containers and foreign currencies including duties and taxes
" Monitor and report any issues which may affect the timely delivery of product orders
" MUST have a minimum of 3 years' experience working in a similar role
" Experience building strong relationships with suppliers
" Must have experience of managing the critical path, price negotiations and range building
" Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
" Ability to manage a busy work load with targeted deadlines
" Strong knowledge of Word and Excel
" Attention to detail
" Read reports and interpret data
" Knowledge and experience of shipping documentation, ATR's, BL's
" Good communication, negotiation and influencing skills
This role would suit a team player with a positive attitude who is prepared to roll their sleeves up and lead by example, as well as encompassing the brand.
What they offer:
" Competitive salary
" Fun fast paced working environment!
" Strong team ethos.
" Stakeholder pension scheme.
" Life insurance.
" Up to 60% discount on new ranges.
" An extra day's holiday for your birthday.
" £100 welcome voucher to spend on products when you join.
" Free onsite parking
" Free fruit (or pie!) on Thursdays!
" 2 fantastic staff parties a year
" Free thinking encouraged.
If you have the relevant skills and experience then please apply now!
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