Senior Merchandiser - Central London - Clothing

£55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
17 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
PB - 051082
Patrick Buckley
Job Type
My client seeks an established merchandiser to join their ever-growing ranks.

You will already be functioning as an established or experienced merchandiser, and be ready to take the next step towards the senior merchandiser title.

With over 150 stores through the country and a growing presence online, this client is experiencing great success in the current market, and is after someone from a reputed retailer to help cultivate their success.

As a senior merchandiser you will be responsible for overseeing one of the merchandising teams. Working closely with the Buyer, you will be responsible for trading the current range to maximise profit and minimise markdown, through sales forecasting, reviewing and balancing stock and developing strategic promotions.

Key responsibilities

*Responsible for planning future ranges, considering past, present and future trends
*Regular analysis of department performance to maximise commercial opportunities in order to identify key learns to optimise profit on the next season range.
*Formulating range strategy and building commercially viable ranges in collaboration with Buying and Design team.
*Leading the team, ensuring there is a balanced and correctly phased range at all times, offering cutting edge style without alienating the mass consumer.
*Managing department WSSI's. Reacting to performance, managing risk and potentialising bestsellers.
*Setting budgets, forecasting and management of OTB for all areas
*Developing and building strong relationships in the brand
*Managing and developing a high performing team

Skills/Experience required

*Currently working at Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser level for a fast paced fashion retailer.
*Excellent commercial awareness and a proven ability to drive profit.
*Commercially astute and confident decision maker with the ability to communicate across all levels.
*In depth experience in range planning.
*Established track record of managing the supply chain.
*Product focused with a strong interest and passion for the fashion industry.
*Proven experience of managing and developing a team.
*Highly numerate, analytical and have a high attention to detail.

With excellent benefits and package, this opportunity won't stay around for too long.

Please apply through the portal, or get in touch directly via for a confidential chat.