SENIOR MERCHANDISER - Food/Ambient

5 days left

Location
London
Salary
£50000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted
05 Sep 2016
Closes
03 Oct 2016
Ref
DWSMHB34
Contact
Diana Wheeler
Function
Merchandiser
Sector
Luxury
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Manager
As the Senior Merchandiser for this luxury retailer, you will be accountable to:

- Manage all aspects of inventory management and supply chain activity to ensure excellent availability within the Open To Buy Constraints

- Maximise availability and provide statistical analysis to determine the optimum range to achieve YOY growth and full sales potential

- Ensures all KPIs are meet for the respective departments responsible for

- Identify potential future issues and take corrective action before an issue

- Heavily influence the strategic direction, department strategy and ranging architecture

- Development and coaching of immediate team

- Project Management of Ad Hoc events / pop-up shops / opportunities / etc. related to respective area

Key Role Responsibilities:

- Production of statistical analysis of previous sales, brands, price points (etc.) to propose generic range architecture of future ranges
- Significant input into the range sign off process
- Check if the products proposed are commercially viable to range
- Sign off sales forecasts
- Sign off Intake plans to be created from the signed off sales forecasts
- Authorise all orders for respective departments
- Track if sales are performing as forecast. If not propose correcting actions
- Monitor and understand and issues with expedited orders
- Drive relationships with Suppliers / Depot / Retail and Ecommerce Teams
- Drive commercial actions
- Propose lines to drop and those requiring price cuts
- Compile and communicate proposed sale lines
- Monitor and suggest appropriate further action during sale if required
- Ensure excellent Order Management - i.e. the orders on the system reflect exactly what stock is due and when
- Analysis of failed deliveries and take corrective actions
- Ensure Supplier Compliance Charges are raised as necessary.
- Compile statistical data regarding volume of Supplier Compliance Charges
- Work with Suppliers to address and improve Supplier Non-Compliance
- Check if allocation parameters make commercial sense
- Maintain availability within defined parameters - highlight future potential issues. Resolve before they become issues
- Maintain and report against KPIs (e.g. stock holding, weeks cover, availability, sales forecast accuracy)
- Ensure warehouse is performing as expected
- Highlight any performance issues from warehouse and work with key stakeholders to resolve
- Coach and Develop Assistant Merchandisers and Merchandisers

The ideal candidate will be either an established Merchandiser or current Senior Merchandiser with experience in CONTINUITY LINES.
A passion for food, or luxury goods is also essential.
You will possess strong analytical skills, drive change, strong influencing skills and of course great leadership and communication skills.


**Please note that unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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