• Inventory Manager - Contemporary

    Work Location UK-LND-London
    GBG Europe - Footwear & Accessories
  • Specific Responsibilities

     To manage the inventory for the Footwear and Accessories division, ensuring the right stock is in the right place at the right time.
     Maximise the realisable value of the company’s stock




    Strategy & Innovation:

    • Reporting to the Head of Merchandising and working closely with all departments to support the company strategy, business priorities and targets
    • Develop a strategic relationship with the Senior Sales Managers to liquidate stock efficiently, taking action as required to clear in season overstocks, through wholesale, outlet or web channels
    • Provide weekly reporting to management on the company’s stock position
    • Producing and presenting a range of financial/non-financial reports for Department Heads and the leadership team as required


    Operations & Results:
    • Allocate stock upon receipt liaising with Senior Sales Managers on customer priorities
    • Provide regular free stock reports across all brands and seasons
    • Manage each phase slow selling products and release overstocks as required, paying particular attention to seasonal stock banks


    Customers & Relationships:

    • Develop relationships with key partners to maintain a collaborative working approach


    Leadership & Teams:

    • Carry out month end stock takes, liaising with finance to ensure stock levels match across all locations and systems
    • Manage annual stock take with 3PL’s

    Skills and Requirements

    • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written to include report writing and group presentations
    • Influencing and negotiation skills
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills
    • Commercially competent and able to produce and understand financial data
    • Excellent organisation skills, able to prioritise
    • A collaborative team player – concerned with the team success as well as individual performance
    • Visible leadership skills – can motivate others to achieve
    • Solution-orientated, decisive by nature
    • Must be able to use MS Office applications – Word, Outlook, and Excel to an excellent standard

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