Retail Merchandiser (Menswear)

Retail Merchandiser (Menswear)

£30k - 35k per year
REF: 12219AA
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Job Description

Recruiting for an experienced retail Merchandiser to join this premium apparel brand, based within either their East Midlands or London offices.  Your role will be to plan, trade and analyse the menswear range across e-commerce and retail stores.

Responsible for managing the stock levels within stores and warehouses to potentialize on any sales opportunities and reduce markdown risk.

Reporting into the Head of Merchandising, you will support junior members of the team.  Working closely with Design, Production, Retail & E-com team and to build strong relationships with the Finance, Marketing and Wholesale teams.

Travel will be required within the role.

Menswear Merchandiser – The Job Outline

  • Forecast sales budgets at seasonal and category level, support by analysis and present to directors.
  • Range build – Collaborate with design, hit agreed buy budgets, balance historical data with the latest trends.
  • Excellent communicator - Share insightful analysis with the brand, presenting to the senior leadership team and influencing the commerciality of the range.
  • Control stock levels within the business - Forecasts stock required to hit sales plans within each channel, ensure critical path deadlines are followed, agree timescales and delivery dates with production, complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Manage the distribution of stock, ensure the allocation strategy achieves the company’s objectives, oversee stock consolidations of fragmented styles.
  • Use specialist in-house computer software to oversee sales statistics, produce sales projections and present spreadsheets, graphs and other data when required to do so.
  • Profile customers seasonally, share this information with the wider business.
  • Challenge current ways of working, bring new ideas and processes to make us as efficient as possible
  • Trade – Focus on the best and worst styles, collaborate with all teams within the business to optimize or improve performance.
  • Manage promotions and sales – Help define the discounting strategy, select lines to reduce and depths.

Menswear Merchandiser – The Job Outline

  • You will have at least 5 years’ experience in merchandising and be operating at senior AM level or above.
  • Experience of strategy creation and execution
  • Experience of clothing merchandising essential
  • Experienced in range planning
  • Experienced in forecasting & managing OTB
  • Excellent PC skills
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Have a good understanding of working to critical dates and deadlines.
  • Passionate about your work with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and manage own time.
  • Excellent IT skills, Microsoft Office, and Excel.

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