Inventory Planning (Merchandising) Manager

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bulk™ is on an incredible journey, with a mission to become the only destination brand for active nutrition. 

We are shaking up the sports nutrition industry through disruptive marketing campaigns that help people think differently about our brand – and we need your help!

We want passionate risk-takers. We want people that like to challenge our thinking. We want people that live and breathe digital and have a passion for nutrition, health, fitness, and sports.

Inventory procurement and management is at the heart of everything we do and we’re looking for an experienced, passionate and driven individual to join Team bulk™as Inventory Planning Manager in a newly formed team. This data-enabled team will control our stock planning, purchasing, stock cover management and website product availability whilst operating within the budgeted stock level.

This is an exciting opportunity for a bright, ambitious, data-driven manager to join the business and take the lead in managing our stock throughput, cover level management and purchase order management. You will work with the Head of Inventory Planning & Procurement to scale and improve the way we forecast and report stock requirements, ensuring that we maintain a level of all product components available to our in-house manufacturing facilities as well as cover levels of third party stock. You will work closely with Trading, Finance and Production teams to ensure we achieve high, consistent availability, an efficient product catalogue and absolute clarity of future requirements and constraints.

What will you be doing?


  • Leading the Inventory Planning team to maintain targeted stock levels and availability in all of our locations and territories
  • Providing ownership and excellence in building and maintaining our inventory planning tools  
  • Managing the purchasing of raw materials, third party goods and sundries
  • Upskilling team members as the business continues to grow


  • Managing the throughput of stock across raw materials, third party goods and sundries, maintaining a steady and predictable flow of stock 
  • Putting the right approval and ownership policies in place within the team
  • Working with the Procurement Manager on supplier management and queries 
  • Supporting the evolution of the short and medium term purchasing strategies for key product lines


  • Managing the stock forecasting and planning models in the business, including the implementation of a data rich consolidated planning tool
  • Working with the Finance team on the Sku level demand plan and how that integrates into stock availability forecasts
  • Partnering with the Data Analytics team to drive change in the way we harness data to inform stock planning and reporting
  • Managing stock levels in line with production plans, catalogue changes and budgeted cover levels
  • Maintain the modeling tools and being the go-to person for stock queries and troubleshooting
  • Producing regular reporting and insight on stock performance and efficiency
  • Other ad-hoc projects and analysis as directed by the Head of Inventory Planning & Procurement or CFO

What are we looking for?

  • Management experience in supply chain / buying / merchandising teams
  • Experience in a D2C, ecommerce or nutrition business
  • A proactive self starter with a positive mind set
  • Ability to manipulate and model data in a clear and consistent manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities across a range of stakeholders
  • A team player, who is equally as happy to lead and to jump into the detail

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • 50% company discount
  • Company pension
  • PerkBox subscription
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Summer working hours

Location: London (Liverpool Street) or Colchester (Essex)

bulk™ takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your application for this role. When you apply, we shall process your details for this vacancy only and we will not pass your details onto a third party. We may contact you by email, text or telephone about the progress of your application. This processing is conducted lawfully on the basis of legitimate interests.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


1 Finsbury Ave
EC2M London Directions

Perks & Benefits

  • PerkBox Subscription 👍

    All our teammates have a PerkBox subscription which includes free coffees on the go and amazing discounts!

  • 50% discount 💰

    Our teammates love our products - so we give 50% discount!

  • Additional Annual Leave ⛱

    Rest & Recovery is important! Purchase up to 3 additional annual leave days.

  • Pension 💰

    We offer a workplace pension to all our teammates.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme 🚲

    The commute to work is just a cardio workout, right?

  • Happy Hour 🎉

    Grab a drink and enjoy our Happy Hour every Thursday and Friday afternoon.

  • bulk™ Pantry 🍴

    We know our teammates love our products so you'll find a pantry full of treats in our offices. All we ask is just for a small charity donation in return.

  • Summer Hours ☀️

    Because we all need that Vitamin D

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