Buying & Merchandising Manager

05 Dec 2018
02 Jan 2019
Melanie Mitchell
Job Type
Buying & Merchandising Manager, London


Our client is a fast-growing, London based start-up, changing the face of online personalisation; offering a sophisticated user experience and delivering beautifully designed products. As a result of continued expansion they looking to expand its Commercial team with a Buying and Merchandising Managers, reporting into the Commercial Manager. The ideal candidate will be creative and analytical with an eye for design; able to build and manage a subset of categories and products ensuring that specific ranges are coherent, on-brand and commercially successful. Comfortable in a fast paced and changing start-up environment the role offers masses of scope for a dynamic and entrepreneurial Buyer or Senior Buyer looking to step up.

About The Role…

Work with the Commercial Manager to build and deliver the product strategy, including identifying what categories and products should be on offer, the breadth and depth of the ranges and how to be successful

Support in defining product propositions by developing creative, customer-focused ideas and collaborating with other teams, including Marketing, Operations and Creative

Work with existing suppliers and Design partners to source new ones and develop new products and improve our existing range

Work with Creative and Marketing to identify design and product trends which are specific to each of our international stores, which will help to inform our range plans

Work with Operations to get products to market in the right quantity at the right time, location, cost and sales price to ensure it is commercially successful

Manage the products over their life-cycle by analysing and responding to performance in order to plan future developments

About You…

Experience in a role which combines commercial decision making and an eye for design and creative trends

Comfortable with Excel and handling data to generate insight and make astute commercial decisions and have the ability to understand the commercial implications of product and range recommendations

Relevant experience could include buyer / merchandiser role at a creative retail brand

Creative, design and trend focused mind-set able to anticipate the products and designs that will delight our customers

Experience finding and working with suppliers to develop products and negotiate commercial agreements

Track record showing the outstanding project management, collaboration and organisational skills required to deliver multiple projects across different timelines and geographies

Motivation to work in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment


Competitive salary

Beautiful central London offices

£40 per month cultural allowance

Fully stocked fridge and weekly team lunch on Fridays

Regular team events and cultural trips

Friendly and fantastic team!

* Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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