Import Merchandiser

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Company: Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd
Location: N/A (England), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

We’re hiring!  Great opportunity to join our Buying team as an Import Merchandiser!

Duties will include the efficient management of the company stockholding, in both the factories and warehouses, ensuring that stock is ordered, produced and delivered on time in full to meet both customer forward order demand and forecasted sales targets for the business.

Key responsibilities of an Import Merchandiser (including but not limited to):

  • Efficiently manage the stock-holding of the designated factories to ensure stock is available on time in the right quantities to service customer demand.
  • Work with the senior merchandiser to manage the confirmed buys/orders volume data in line with the buying critical path to ensure orders are placed in a timely manner to hit customer/seasonal delivery dates
  • Manage the order critical path from placement through to delivery ensuring suppliers are kept to the production deadlines so that stock is available on time.
  • Breakdown the monthly buys by territory to ensure that the right stock is sent to the right places at the right time and work closely with the Stock Control team to ensure that these volumes are reserved to secure the stock
  • Work with the freight forwarders to ensure stock is booked for onward transit in a timely manner, all paperwork and documentation is correct and comparable quotes have been obtained and authorized for any airfreight required
  • Build strong two-way working relationships with the factories by giving clear instructions and guidance of the business requirements, holding regular meetings and working together to solve any problems or issues that arise
  • Work closely with the fabric merchandising team to ensure that fabric required is in place to ensure no delays in production.
  • Communicate closely with the customer sales team to ensure they have full visibility of customer order delivery dates and that they are fully aware of any delays or issues that could impact these dates.  Ensure the delivery dates are accurate on the system at all times.
  • Work closely with the Design and Garment Tech Teams to ensure forward season ranges are confirmed and all product data information is available and up to date.

To join us as an Import Merchandiser you must have:


  • Previous experience in a Merchandiser position from a retail or import merchandising background
  • High level of IT competency across Navision & Excel
  • Conscientious and self-motivated
  • Able to work within a team and on own initiative, with minimal supervision
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise workload
  • Organised and methodical with an exceptional level of attention to detail
  • Able to provide the Buying and Merchandising team with excellent service


  • A passion for the outdoors and a working knowledge or interest in outdoor equipment/products

What we can offer you in return

A competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience, contributory pension scheme, 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance and Employee Assistance Programme.  There are great staff discounts on our products, and we offer a wide range of reciprocal trade discounts on climbing, bikes, camping, sailing and running equipment.

We have a casual dress code, and we operate an open and friendly company with a relaxed environment, but we work hard to get the job done.  We have great modern office facilities; free on-site parking and we are proud to be a climate neutral company.

Our team is based at our Head Office just outside The Peak District National Park off jct28 of the M1 corridor.

Closing date for applications is 14 June 2022

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Strictly No Agencies please

Our people are part of one team that is geared to achieving success for the company, and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff.  We are looking for people who are passionate about and can help live our values of Synergy, Ingenuity, Ambition, Determination and Integrity.