Merchandise Controller

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in the Housewares Industry in a new position.  


Job Title – Merchandise Controller

Location – Based Worcester – some hybrid working

Sector – Housewares/Homewares

Salary – £30000-£35000

Reference: SV/86289


We are looking for an experienced, commercial professional to take ownership of this newly created role and set up the merchandising function for the UK and European branded and private label ranges.

You will need to demonstrate successful application of appropriate forecasting and monitoring techniques along with examples of driving service and cost improvements.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with our sales and operations teams to analyse historic sales data, customer forecasts and seasonal promotion plans to create demand forecasts.
  • Take ownership of delivering line fill targets and driving stock turn
  • Partner our retail customers to optimise forecast accuracy and minimise end of line / discontinued stocks

  • Identify risks and commercial opportunities within the inventory
  • Manage relationships with forwarders
  • Track shipments and proactively reduce lead times
  • Audit stock anomalies


You will be an experienced merchandise executive with experience of Far East trading and private/own label.


You will be a skilled forecaster and used to tracking merchandise sales against customer levels.


Contact: Shelley Velati


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If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.


Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.  If you do not want us to do this please call us to advise.


In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine.







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About Cavendish Maine

Cavendish Maine is a team of expert, straight-talking, and talented recruitment professionals with a shared passion to connect employers with the candidates they need to grow their business. With 30 years of experience, we adapt each recruitment process to meet the needs of our clients, through a blend of the very best recruitment practises, delivered with committed focuss on quality, understanding and integrity at every stage.

Whilst we are all very different, we share a set of values which is at the heart of what we do.