Junior Merchandiser - Fashion

Location
Bury
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
07 Jan 2019
Closes
29 Jan 2019
Ref
13980901/001
Contact
Lyndsey Sheridan
Function
Merchandiser
Sector
Womenswear
Job Type
Permanent

You the Junior Merchandiser will lead the team to deliver sales, Markdown, stock, intake and profit plans. You will be reporting into the Senior Merchandiser and your role will include build the Range plan and manage the Stock seasonality within the WSSI.

Client Details

A great opportunity for a Junior Merchandiser to a leading Multi-Channel retailer in the Greater Manchester area. They are looking to grow their Merchandising team as there are going through a period of growth.

Description

  • Create category level product mix using history, SWOT and SMT Plan.

  • With Senior Merchandiser formulate the space and grading plan for store distribution.

  • Ensure that the WSSI is updated with the buy plan and the KPI's are signed off with the Senior merchandiser.

  • Ensure that scheduling and Ideals are in place for your area of responsibility.

  • Build the Range plan

  • Ensure that the Buy matches the plan Buy

  • Establish working relationships with Supplier Base

  • Manage the order books both in season and preseason to ensure that the most accurate information is always in the system.

  • Manage the Stock seasonality within the WSSI.

  • Review Previous Seasons and produce SWOT Analysis with supporting information.

  • Create category level product mix using history, SWOT and SMT Plan.

  • With Senior Merchandiser formulate the space and grading plan for store distribution.

  • Ensure that the WSSI is updated with the buy plan and the KPI's are signed off with the Senior merchandiser.

  • Ensure that scheduling and Ideals are in place for your area of responsibility.

  • Manage the order books both in season and preseason to ensure that the most accurate information is always in the system.

  • Reviews' weekly trading performance and achieved KPI's, identifying Issues and the course of action in preparation for the weekly trading meetings and submit to the senior merchandiser.

  • Propose and agree actions to recover risk and maximise opportunities with the Senior Merchandiser and Buyer at category and line level.

  • Monthly - Capture all agreed actions in the monthly forecast reviews

  • Work up the forecast from category/Season level to Buyer Group

  • Meet and gain approval: Incorporating, Creation of OTB's, Management of commitments - On time delivery, rebuys cancellations, Markdown proposals

  • Provide Retail with Rack List/Hit List through Merchandise Assistants.

  • Manage the range plan in Season reflecting any changes

  • Manage Linecards

  • Manage Intake at category and line level.

  • Visit and understand the store base on a regular basis. Create action plans to Optimise Store performance.

  • Manage the store option plans to ensure each store has the optimum amount of stock and neither too full or lacking key lines.

  • Communicate to the Retail Team anything that will impact on Stores performance

  • Establish working relationships with Store Operations, Visuals, Marketing, and Finance DC etc.

Profile

  • Experience working at Assistant Merchandiser level or above in a retail head office is essential

  • Planning, trading and analytical skills

  • Ability to think on feet and make decisions working within in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong commercial and brand awareness with an interest in product

  • Professional with excellent communication skills

  • Confident, enthusiastic and hungry to learn

  • Highly organised, methodical and efficient

Job Offer

  • Company Discount Of 30% Rising To 35% After 5 Years Of Service

* 33 Days Holiday Per Year (25 Days + 8 Bank Holidays)

* Company Pension Scheme With A 4% Employer Contribution/1% Employee Contribution

* Single Cover Healthcare

* Childcare Voucher Scheme

* Staff Sales

* Free Onsite Parking

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