Merchandiser – Home Accessories and Frames

3 days left

Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
21 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Nov 2018
Ref
1173835BR
Function
Merchandiser
Job Type
Permanent

About the role:

We have a brilliant opportunity for a Merchandiser to join our team across Home Accessories & Frames! This is a challenging Merchandiser role working across two product areas in George Home - one design led with frequent and high levels of change and the other core where driving volume and value is key. There is a mix of import and domestic suppliers and the role involves two buy trips per year. Merchandising is key to our success, and you’ll help us deliver the goods in this area – making sure that our customers get exactly what they want, when they want it. This is an exciting role for a current Merchandiser looking to broaden their merchandising & trading experience or a Merchandise Assistant/ Assistant Merchandiser ready for the next level.

The ins and outs:

· Working closely with the buying and design teams, understanding our customer needs & competitor activity to facilitate building the ranges for future seasons

· Analysis of sales data to provide recommendations for range control, budgeting & selection for future seasons

· Presentation of analysis supporting range selections and structure to Senior Managers

· Developing strong relationships with suppliers, both import and domestic to deliver the right products on time

· Working with supply team to ensure maximum availability and timely delivery of stock into warehouse within agreed inventory levels

· Driving the business to potentialise profit in-season through accurate forecasting of sales, intake margin and markdown across two separate P&L’s

· Managing product critical path and lifecycle to ensure launch availability and full availability on continuity lines

· Planning of markdown budgets in line with range changes and promotional activities

· Deputise for Merchandise Manager in meetings with senior colleagues when they are unavailable


What you’ll need:

· A proven track record in Merchandising

· Ability to thrive in a demanding, fast-paced environment

· Enthusiasm to take responsibility and progress in your career

· Good level of numeracy with an expert level of Excel

· A good feel for product and an interest in trend/ design

· Good interpersonal skills and strong communication to work with people at all levels – not just in our business, but also beyond it

· Flair for solving problems and making decisions This is an exciting role for a current Merchandiser looking for a new challenge or a Merchandise Assistant ready for the next level

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