Head of Merchandising

12 Oct 2018
09 Nov 2018
Jack Clements
Job Type

The role of Head of Merchandising is a fantastic opportunity to join a well established business who are one of the market leaders within there field. They are looking for someone with a background in Online Trading and Online Merchandising at a Senior Level.

Client Details

Our Client is a well established retailer in the South West they are looking for a Head of Merchandising with an 'Ecommerce first' thinking attitude to help drive growth.


The role of Head of Merchandising in Taunton will be -

  • Will lead the merchandising function across all trading platforms
  • Utilising category and market analysis to create a Supply strategy that will maximise long-term opportunities and competitive advantage
  • Planning and forecasting, trading, and team management
  • Establish and foster relationships to improve commercial partnerships, long-term flow of goods and product opportunities
  • Maximise long-term commercial opportunities and minimise areas of risk, acting on performance analysis and sound judgement and change management
  • You will lead the business functions to achieve Budget and Latest Estimate KPI's, Sales, Stock and Margin alongside leading and coaching the Merchandising team to maintain high levels of growth, performance and working practices


What the ideal Head of Merchandising looks like;

  • You will be a highly analytical individual who is organised, methodical and efficient, with excellent judgement, communication, confidence and decision-making skills
  • Proven experience and delivery of results within Merchandising as a Merchandise Manager ideally within a well-established blue chip retailer
  • Must have a strong customer, market awareness, as well as having a passion for the product
  • Innovative commercial thinker - supporting business efficiency, improvements, and growth needs
  • Pro-active problem solver and analyst through strong absorption of information and effective cooperation
  • Able to build and develop relationships with other internal teams for functional and personal development
  • E-commerce experience would be advantageous
  • Along with a background of Merchandising in a Retail space

Job Offer

£75,000 - £85,000 + Car allowance + benefits