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UK & Ireland Business Support Exec & inventory Assistant

UK & Ireland Business Support Exec & inventory Assistant

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Position Type 
Permanent Full-Time
UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
Sales and Business Development
Pentland Brands

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


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To assist the Pentland Inventory Manager in delivering breakthrough results & performance within our key clearance channels across Pentland Brands. This role will support the PIM in the delivery of the customer plan working with key functions of Commercial, S&P, Marketing, Customer Finance and The Pentland DC. Working across all Pentland brands this role is responsible for delivery of sales, profit, efficiency targets, execution of initiatives and brand presence to agreed KPI’s of our annual business plan.

The role will allow us to build a long term, sustainable, harmonious and profitable business within this key channel across our portfolio of brands and effectively manage our inventory levels.



  • Have a clear understanding of all Pentland’s inventory levels across Active and Footwear divisions.
  • Complete order upload tools, ensure accuracy on all orders,
  • Work closely with Customer services on order entry.
  • Efficient management of order book conversion.
  • Know and understand brands/ranges/product lifecycles measuring inventory in weeks cover and work closely with demand planning on product lifespans.
  • Solution focussed adaptability in an ever-changing landscape. Keep abreast of the adapting off price channel, new entrants and alternative routes to market.
  • Must take responsible approach to managing our Brands and their equity within this sensitive environment.
  • Some shared responsibility for ‘emerging’ brands within ‘emerging’ customers.
  • Demand planning and forecasting on a brand by brand, product by product basis.
  • Procurement, organisation of and despatching of samples when necessary.
  • Creating a uniformed dashboard of stock holding across the brands with consistent KPI reporting.
  • i.e. Transparent Free-Stock lists.


Needs to have:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid analytical and admin skills
  • Understanding of Microsoft excel program
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to work cross functionally
  • Drive for results
  • Ability to work unsupervised with ‘can do’ attitude
  • A high customer focus
  • Commercial and financial acumen

Needs to be:

  • Hard working, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proactive and creative in making it happen.
  • Energetic, driven and determined
  • Honest with the business and themselves.
  • Prepared to learn, and keep sharpening the saw.
  • A BIG team player, but single minded on getting the right result for the business.