30 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Clare Hackman
Job Type

This fast-growing business is recruiting for an experienced Merchandiser to join this well-established retailer in the idyllic city of Bath.

The retail business has a wide and varied product offer, available to customers globally. Growing rapidly they are seeking to expand their commercial product team further and create a team focused on the management of stock.

Client Details

Based in the city of Bath, this well-established online retail business is looking to introduce a Merchandiser into its existing team, due to continued business growth and development.

With a global online presence, the business has expanded across the globe, catering to a large number of international markets, with its highly commercial and in-demand product offer.


The key responsibilities of the Merchandiser, working for this retailer based in Bath will involve:

  • Manage the intake of stock globally in line with agreed stock level KPI's
  • Plan and manage global stock availability for new and core products, in line with KPI's
  • Identifying methods of replenishment which are the most cost effective, driving change and developing new processes and practices
  • Develop detailed assortment plans to achieve sales revenue, units and profit targets identified and implement an agreed department strategy
  • Create a range plan to maximise sales and profit, planning full price and promotional plans
  • Analyse range performance, looking at potential range gaps and overbuys/discontinuation of styles
  • Monitor performance against plan, taking appropriate action to meet the correct stockholding KPI targets
  • Drive increase in margin through new sourcing strategies and methods to build profit
  • Analyse and monitor suppliers delivery performance and, in conjunction with the Buyer, take appropriate actions
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers to ensure on time deliveries
  • Create and manage the accuracy of all delivery systems/spreadsheets, recommending new processes and practices
  • Manage the performance of your team, setting objectives and KPI's, giving regular feedback and addressing poor performance
  • Provide training and development to staff, coaching staff in core merchandising skills


The successful candidate will need to possess the following key skills and experience:

  • Experienced Merchandiser or a Senior Junior Merchandiser looking for a career step-up
  • Must have a solid background in retail merchandising, including inventory planning, stock management, data analysis and forecasting
  • Highly analytical with strong excel/spreadsheet knowledge
  • Extremely adaptable and used to working in a fast paced environment
  • Comfortable with a fast growing company
  • Ability to identify best practise, recommend new processes and ideas
  • Experience in motivating and managing a team
  • Strong problem solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve issues quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills including experience using database systems

Job Offer

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, a wide remit and great opportunity to grow and progress, in addition, they will receive a competitive pension and annual bonus eligibility.