“We’re perfect for individuals who thrive working in a team, and are willing to pull together to support their colleagues in order to get a job done.” Karina – Merchandise Planner
- There’s a lot of employers out there... What made you choose us?
I love cycling and I have great experience as a merchandiser, but the fact that the company features in the top 25 companies to work for was the driving force behind my application.
- Tell us a bit about your role…
My main accountabilities are ensuring we maximise sales by managing the stock we take into the business to service our customers, both in store and online, for cycling accessories and bikes. I work closely with the buying function, marketing and our digital team.
- What do you get up to on a typical day?
My main accountabilities are reviewing orders and forecasting future demand of what stock needs to be bought into the business. I review reports monitoring daily sales performance to ensure our warehouse and stores don’t go out of stock of all cycling accessories. I work in a fast paced environment which is varied - answering telephone queries from stores and suppliers to resolve stock queries, liaising with colleagues, and the odd meeting or two.
- What’s the best thing about working here?
The head office is a great place: working together with 25 colleagues, we don’t go through a day without having fun and lots of laugher. I also get a real sense of achievement watching the sales come in.
- What challenges have you faced and how did you deal with them?
Every day I’m faced with challenges such as stores chasing deliveries or having not enough/too much stock. My role is about juggling a balance of this, but I always keep the customer at the heart of everything I do and strive to resolve queries in a calm, quick, and efficient manner.
- Tell us about the training and development...
I had great support from my colleagues with hands on experience using the system. I was also astounded after joining the company with the wealth of training opportunities and workshops that are available to suit everyone’s individual needs.
- What's been your biggest achievement?
The successful roll out of our new store/growth program.
- What do you think makes someone successful at Cycle Republic?
Individuals need to be very flexible, with a positive, can-do attitude, which is really important. We’re perfect for individuals who thrive working in a team, and are willing to pull together to support their colleagues in order to get a job done.
- And, to anyone thinking about applying, what would you tell them?
Come and join the team - it’s a rapidly evolving and exciting place to work where there is never a dull moment. There are always new adventures around the corner.