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Burton McCall is a multichannel sales, marketing and distribution company managing world-class brands in the UK and Ireland. Independently owned by the Bollin Group.

We’re currently recruiting for several roles within the business: 

  • Inventory Stock Analyst
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Brand Manager

Please see below further information on each individual role.

To apply, please send your full CV and current salary details to vacancy@burton-mccall.com

 

Inventory Stock Analyst

The RoleOur Purchasing department are looking for an Inventory Stock Analyst to join them on a permanent basis in our Leicester office. Reporting into the Purchasing Manager. You will be a key member of the purchasing team, working closely with brand managers.Key Responsibilities will also include;

  • Ordering stock from allocated suppliers based on usage levels and forecasts to achieve the agreed KPI of 95% of goods supplied on first pick note, and 100% coverage on major lines at all times. Identify low stocks to Stock Control Manager.
  • Need to be familiar with freight importation methods including customs documentation and tariff/commodity coding to ensure that system records are compliant in relation to the Bonded warehouse.
  • Must gain knowledge of freight methods/industry with an understanding of costs and limitations of the methods (e.g. Air/Sea/Courier)
  • Analyse and amend individual products forecasts, taking into account demand history and product knowledge.
  • To quickly analyse stock-flow patterns and react accordingly after reviewing the sales and stock report information and present any stock shortages on top-selling stock lines to the Stock Control Manager and Purchasing Team.
  • Progressing allocated suppliers’ orders to the delivery date, communicating results and reporting problems that arise to the Stock Control Manager. Achieve the agreed KPI of receiving containers into warehouse within 6 days from arrival in port. Responsibility for typing correspondence, filing and maintenance of records related to suppliers.
  • Booking shipments in with the warehouse to ensure that the KPI is met and demurrage is avoided.
  • Updating computer records – booking in stock/stock adjustments, setting up new products, etc. and run the necessary processes in relation to the Bonded Warehouse.
  • Processing and posting of stock invoices for payment within prescribed limits and communicating and resolving any discrepancies.
  • Investigating stock variances and reporting findings to Stock Control Manager.
  • Set up price review files and ensure correct costs (duty rates and freight %) are attributed to products.
  • Providing monthly and ad hoc reports as defined by Stock Control Manager.
  • Effective inter-departmental communications, to include regular meetings with the Brand Owners for allocated suppliers.
  • Assistance in running purchasing department functions.
  • Analyse and review slow-moving inventory on a monthly basis.
  • Organise monthly review meetings with Brand Managers.

Key Skills and attributes;

  • Previous inventory analysis experience essential
  • Strong Excel and Microsoft access (not essential) skills
  • Must be able to communicate well with others in order to implement inventory control plans
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and being able to prioritize
  • Knowledge of Inventory management practices including proper forecasting, increasing turns, and slow-moving inventory

Accounts Assistant

The Role

To assist the management accountant in the day to day running of the accounting function for Burton McCall and other sister companies. (Currently, but not limited to Montgomery Outdoor Limited, Go Gas Limited, Satmap Systems Limited, Magic Mountain Limited.)

Key Responsibilities will also include;

  • Coding and entering onto Visual purchase invoices for all companies
  • Reconciling bank statements daily to excel cash book and Visual
  • Preparing purchase ledger payments
  • To maintain filing/archiving for all companies
  • Credit control duties on assigned customers including chasing payment and allocating receipts
  • To carry out above duties for any other group business that may be added to the Leicester finance function.
  • To carry out any other job-related duties which may be requested from time to time by the Management Accountant and Finance & Operations Director.
  • When appropriate you may be required to assist other Departments/Divisions, or Group Companies. For example, excess workload, sickness, holiday cover.
  • To take responsibility for contributing to own training and development.

Key Skills and attributes;

  • Minimum of 2 years office-based finance experience.
  • Able to demonstrate working experience in the key responsibilities
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Studying towards an AAT qualification would be desirable but not essential

Brand Manager

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Marketing this is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a dynamic team that manages a portfolio of global brands within the UK. The Brand Manager position is a diverse role which requires multitasking skills and an eye for detail. The role is full time (37.5 hours a week) and largely based around usual office hours, but you will be expected to be flexible around exhibitions, events, and brand visits.

The successful candidate will be a natural communicator, comfortable with presenting high-quality reports to all levels of seniority. They will be able to forge and maintain strong relationships inside and outside the business. They will implement marketing activities that are proactive, professional and create sales growth for their assigned brands, which may change over time.

You will need to be a team-player and problem-solver. You will also have excellent written English, strong analytical skills and show precise attention to detail. A driving licence is essential, as you will be expected to attend exhibitions and brand meetings, which can involve spending time away from home. Some international travel may also be required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement tactical plans for each assigned brand to deliver profitable growth in both core and emerging channels.
  • Submit an annual budget plan for each assigned brand and manage the allocated budget throughout the year.
  • Take responsibility for brand projects from initial brief to implementation and ensure it is measurable.
  • Undertake price and range analysis based on a detailed assessment of competitor activity, supplier costs, freight and duty rates, sales impact, and desired market position.
  • Work closely with the Purchasing team to approve stock orders, inventory management, and determine seasonal/yearly forecasts.
  • Work closely with other departments to resolve in-season challenges.
  • Speak with the Customer Services team regularly to help with enquiries for assigned brands.
  • Conduct frequent competitor analysis and stay informed of relevant market trends.
  • Gather information and communicate regularly with the Field Sales and National Accounts team to ensure they are kept in the loop with all updates from code changes to stock arrival.
  • Develop and present brand product training for internal and external personnel.
  • Create regular brand update documents complete with sales and stock analysis, marketing exposure and show attendance, and present this to the brands and stakeholders with detailed explanations.
  • Create an in-depth plan for stock within the business to ensure good stock rotation. This will include creating promotions, clearance pricing and promotion sheets.
  • Be able to use Microsoft Excel to navigate through range selection, pricing changes, stock plans, order approvals, product set ups etc.
  • Provide product information and assets to retailers when requested.
  • Manage brand portals to ensure all departments have the relevant, up-to-date information.
  • Set up and attend trade shows where necessary.
  • Be able to negotiate with brands to achieve the best pricing/shipping set up.
  • Work on product margins and discounts.
  • Keep on top of Amazon resellers where the assigned brands require you to do so.
  • Stay updated on government regulations to ensure your brands are complying with new UK laws.
  • Come up with content ideas for social media and support Communications Officer in implementing.
  • Provide product samples for events, charities, and sales team on demand, where necessary.

Manage relationships with primary contact within assigned brands and be the first point of contact on a daily basis for them.

To apply, please send your full CV and current salary details to vacancy@burton-mccall.com