Retail Senior Merchandiser

Competitive salary
13 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Job Type

The Company

Our client is a fashion business based in South West London.  We have an exciting opportunity to join their business as a Senior Merchandiser. 

Senior Merchandiser - The Role:

  • Create seasonal strategy and option plan alongside Buying team
  • Prepare Financial Plans, Department Plans and Sign Off Packs with attention to all major KPIs (Sales, margin, markdown and closing stocks)
  • Present in all sign off meetings with accompanying documentation/analysis to justify decisions
  • Manage OTB on seasonal and continuity lines
  • Work closely with Buying team to create cohesive and commercial range for the target market balancing price, fashion, colour and size in all stores
  • Oversee AM reporting process to ensure concise, accurate and timely information is received by team
  • Present to Buying and Merch team in weekly trade meetings, proposal of actions for following week highlighting areas of risk and opportunity
  • Take ownership of intake and stock levels with any significant delivery movements 
  • Accountable for stock allocations and replenishment to branches as required
  • Manage WSSI with quarterly reforecast
  • Manage stock in season to ensure all KPIs (Sales, margin, markdown and closing stocks) are achieved
  • Hold regular 1-2-1s with direct reports to review goals and drive performance
  • Delegate and prioritise team tasks
  • Conduct annual reviews with realistic but stretch goal setting in line with company KPIs
  • Demonstrate market awareness including competitor activity
  • Understand the target customer
  • Awareness of and works within Brand values
  • Positive attitude and adaptable to constantly changing retail environment 

Senior Merchandiser - The Candidate:

  • Formal qualifications: Educated to degree level or equivalent, GCSE Maths or equivalent
  • Commercial and product focussed
  • Demonstrably computer literate in spreadsheets
  • High level of numeracy required
  • Excellent team management skills

Senior Merchandiser - The Package: 

  • Competitive, dependant on experience 

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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