Merchandiser - High St Retailer

City of London
£40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus plus benefits
08 May 2012
05 Jun 2012
Freedom Recruitment Ltd
Job Type

We are currently looking for established Merchandisers from a sound retail and fashion background to work for some of the most exciting brands on the high street.

Key Responsibilities for the positions include:

*Planning and trading of the department, including forecasting budgets, managing markdowns, terminal stocks and OTB
*Experience of managing a team
*A proven track record in the Fashion market with strong decision-making and organisational skills is a must
*Forecast all budgets at top line level; create departments WSSIs and range plans; and provide the buying teams with stock, sales, sell thru and mark down analysis
*Demonstrate strong analytical & problem solving skills, outstanding commercial awareness, high attention to detail, well developed commercial and business acumen, excellent interpersonal skills, strong presentation skills, strong people management skills, the ability to be a team leader and the ability to perform under pressure
*Quickly analyse trading patterns with sufficient level of detail to ensure appropriate action is taken
*Identify promotional / marketing opportunities stock and sales implications of the proposed activity
*Demonstrate views on current key trade activity that potentially impacts the brand
*Work with Senior Merchandiser and Head of on top level strategy
*Lead company strategies and guides team
*Offer advice and helps find solutions to the wide range of issues encountered by the team – acts as trouble-shooter

Key Skills required:

Effective communication
Developing high performance
Maximises merchandising performance
Market and customer focussed
Strategic awareness and thinking
Manages change
Results focussed
Problem solves
Persuasive and influencing skills
Team leadership

If you fit the above criteria and are looking for a new opportunity please contact Rachael Shelmerdine at or alternatively call on 0207 758 4519