Job ref no.: CT3116348-01#0334


Wilko Asia Limited

  • 5-day week
  • 13-month pay
  • Medical plan

Job Purpose Statement:

To assist in launching (and maintaining existing) product ranges and to manage the day to commercial aspects of Wilko Asia procedures.


Job Description:

  • To assist in sourcing product ranges and supporting the implementation of business strategies
  • To project manage and undertake day to day merchandising duties at SKU level, providing product advice to UK colleagues.
  • To help develop products that meet Wilko’s customer expectations
  • To take responsibility for managing the ‘end to end’ sourcing process from Asia to the UK.
  • To visit factories in China on a regular basis to understand their product range capabilities and to build partnerships with the vendor base.
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure best value products are sourced whilst maintaining quality standards. Negotiate best cost on final quote sheets.
  • Evaluating offer samples to ensure they match the product brief in conjunction with Quality Technologist
  • To collate and action PO’s and ensure products are delivered  ‘on time’ and ‘in full’
  • Sign off artwork in conjunction with quality Technologists
  • Confidence to recommend new supplier and product opportunities.
  • Ensure appropriate product and supplier documentation is maintained and regularly reviewed for validity.
  • To fulfill health & safety obligations by ensuring that safe working practices are adopted at all times.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by your line manager. 


Education & Experience Requirement:

  • University degree or equivalent
  • min. 5 years solid experience in a merchandising role and experience of a UK/ European buying /sourcing office
  • Broad Hardline product / Stationary / experience is an advantage
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work in a small team
  • Excellent spoken and written English & Mandarin is essential.
  • Self-motivated individual with high level of integrity
  • Willingness to travel extensively in China
  • Strong IT Skills
  • The role involves travel to China in the UK and overseas – a requirement to stay away from home for period of time is expected


Candidate with less related working experiences will be considered as Merchandiser.

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Job ref no. CT3116348-01#0334
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 5 years - 10 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree