Merchandiser

Merchandiser

£ Dependent Upon Experience
REF: 11194 JJ
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Job Description

A very exciting opportunity has arisen to come and join one of the UK’s fastest-growing womenswear brands in North London.

They are looking for a bubbly, enthusiastic, IT savvy Merchandiser to come and join their ever growing business. You will hold excellent numerical and analytical skills, combined with great organisation and strong commercial awareness. You will also need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of Excel and be able to produce regular weekly and monthly stock and sales reports.

You will currently be working as a Merchandiser or Junior Merchandiser (looking for the next step up) in a fashion environment.

Merchandiser- The Responsibilities

  • Formulating a commercial Internet strategy that will deliver choice to the customer and dovetail into the category range building process.
  • Working with head of buying closely based on Internet performance analysis, you will construct a balanced commercial Internet range which includes taking responsibility for Internet buy quantities.
  • Building annual internet budgets and creating weekly phased plans for sales, margin and markdown.
  • In season, creating and managing forecasts for sales, margin and markdown. And communicating Internet expectation to the category merchandisers.
  • Via critical paths, managing Internet launch, ensuring appropriate initial hidden stocks are set up.
  • Ensure performance is reported appropriately and recognize opportunity/risk, instigating stock adjustments to drive sales and margin.
  • Responsible for sales and profit planning own seasonal range planning meetings with the
  • Buyer and present plans with clear rationale
  • Provision of weekly reporting pack to include WSSI information
  • Monitor stock positions and trading performance of all options
  • Input into weekly Stock and Sales meeting to discuss relevant issues
  • Provide ongoing analysis of the buy, price point, colours, margin, etc
  • Manage gross and net margin through markdown management
  • Team management - responsible for coaching and development of MAA
  • Act as a role model to junior members of the retail team and lead by example.
  • Ad hoc projects

Merchandiser- The Role

  • Confident and self-motivated
  • Excellent organisation skills and forward planning, prioritisation and communication skills
  • The ability to negotiate and build relationships easily both within Merchandising and cross-functionally.
  • Experience of coaching and managing a team
  • Ability to be agile and multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to be able to work in a top line manner as well as support at a more detailed level
  • Strong numerical ability with advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Passion for the product

This is a great opportunity that does not want to be missed. Please send your CV to m.coote@peoplemarketing.co.uk

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We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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