Your new company are a manufacturing business producing luxury products and are located in an easily accessible location in West Sussex. With a small, close-knit and friendly team the UK offices pre-dominantly manage head office functions such as operations, sales, product design, customer service and similar. The business believe in doing what they are experts in and outsource other services who are experts in what they do i.e. the manufacturing of the products.
Your new role
Your new role will report directly to the managing director and will act as 'right hand man'. You will take responsibility and ownership for Buying, Supply Chain, Operations, Stock Management and Merchandising with responsibilities including;
Strategic purchasing and stock flow management responsibility for multiple-category merchandise
Development of the purchasing and merchandising initiatives to develop overall business and cut costs.
To be responsible for sourcing ranges for retailers (3rd party product vs own manufactured brands).
Far East & UK sourcing of innovative products and merchandise them expertly to build customer base and exceed profitability targets.
Take overall operations management responsibility and to work closely with the MD to ensure best business practices are carried out and strategic business direction is planned and executed.
Management of companywide process of gaining ISO9001:2015 accreditation
To be successful in this you will be experienced in a range of responsibilities that include managing purchasing, stock management, sourcing of innovative products to take to the retailer market, merchandising & product management and operations management.
You will demonstrate a successful background driving profitability to a business by successfully sourcing desirable products and the category management of product ranges.
To be successful in this role you will have a strong business acumen with a focus on operations management and business profitability.
You will demonstrate a proven ability to work closely with senior peers (e.g. MD's) of a business to set business & notably product and purchasing strategy and will have personally executed these.
Experience of managing teams will be extra beneficial.
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