Merchandiser/ Senior Merchandiser - Central London - Fashion

Recruiter
Location
London
Salary
£52000 - £67000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
03 Oct 2016
Closes
31 Oct 2016
Ref
PB - 051036
Contact
Patrick Buckley
Function
Merchandiser
Job Type
Permanent
My client seeks an established merchandiser or senior merchandiser for their central London office!

You will have extensive experience within a high street retailer, be used to managing a team of up to five people, with full accountability for the forecasting and planning of a £10M department with control over all trading decision, WSSI and stock planning.

Tasks & Responsibilities

- Work alongside the Buyer, to run and develop a department, focusing all activity on meeting customer needs and achieving bottom line results
- Deliver with the Buyer, Designer and Technologist, a credible and balanced range and integrate previous season's experience into the new department strategy
- Manage profit performance through limiting risk, potentialising profit and managing departmental sales performance
- Utilise relevant internal and external information to support recommendations/proposals
- Manage the supply chain to maintain and improve the flexibility from suppliers
- Motivates the team and manages individuals to achieve results
- Able to make suggestion to contribute to the brand strategy and demonstrates commercial brand values.
- Drives a key project for the brand to drive trade. E.g. cross functional project for the Brand.


Key Experience, Skills & Abilities

- Good problem solving skills - can overcome issues, propose solutions and make commercial decisions
- Seen as a leader to support peer group and contributes ideas to develop skills of merchandising team.
- Confidently influences Senior Management and provides support for their manager.
- Works with others and influence and communicate effectively at all levels
- Commercially aware with a strong understanding of the high street
- Good people management skills
- Can perform under pressure and operate in a fast past environment

Paying up to £65,000 for the ideal candidate, this is an exceptional role within an established British retailer - a fantastic opportunity that won't stay around for long.

Get in touch today for a confidential conversation, or apply directly to patrick.buckley@rhr.co.uk