Online Merchandise Manager – Kidswear -

Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Competitive Salary
14 May 2019
11 Jun 2019
Job Type

This is an exciting opportunity to join, one of the strongest performing channels in the business! This is a key role in the Kidswear division and the role will help shape and drive the strategy and wider agenda. The ideal candidate should be operating at Merchandise/ Merchandising Manager level with a background in commercial planning. 

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Responsible for a number of the key Kids categories
  • Driving the commercial agenda – maximizing profit in-season down to net profit levelResponsible for managing and developing the team
  • Working closely with peers to drive overall Kids & Baby strategy
  • Work cross functionally with multiple different teams including Buying, Supply, Design, Storefront, Operations, Activity Planning, Asda Logistics Services (ALS)
  • Driving forward ways of working, working on & devising new processes
  • Central point of contact for trading in your division, rolling information from individual departments into total overview
  • Managing critical path, ensuring deadlines are met for my categories & direct reports
  • Inventory management
  • Managing product critical path and lifecycle to ensure launch availability and full availability on both range & activity
  • Accurate forecasting of sales, stock-turn and markdown to achieve maximum profit
  • Analysis of sales data to provide recommendations for range control, budgeting & selection for future seasons-to include use of new Tableau tools
  • Working closely with the buying team to further understand our customer needs & competitor activity
  • Defining and shaping business strategy both short & long-term
  • Identifying and managing key volume & value lines

About you:

  • Strategic thinker who can manage complex financial plans
  • Have a proven track record in merchandising & commercial planning
  • 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
  • Personal skills to work with people at all levels – not just in our business, but also beyond it
  • Flair for solving problems and making decisions

Your benefits: you’ll receive an excellent benefits package which includes colleague discount off your shopping, share save scheme, company car or cash allowance, BUPA healthcare & competitive pension. We also like to share our success; after all you made it happen, so every eligible colleague is also part of the Asda bonus scheme. The development opportunities are endless and we’ll support you every step of the way to help further your career.