£50000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
22 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Diana Wheeler
Job Type
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.