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Branch Merchandiser

We are really excited to be working with a very well-known retail name in the market, helping them in their search for a Branch Merchandiser who has a good understanding of the fashion industry.

Our client offers affordable fashion aimed at women and children, and over the last few years they have gone through phenomenal growth, well ahead of their high street competitors.

With a heavy focus on design, our client is able to react quickly to the latest trends and rapidly produce ranges of clothing their customers can enjoy without the hefty price tag.

* This role will be based in the office full time

PURPOSE OF JOB:          

To effectively manage dispatch levels and oversee the allocation of stock from the Distribution Centre to the stores. To provide expertise on stock management and branch potential.


  • Manages allocators and manages dispatch levels, keeps the brand updated.
  • Check allocations on a weekly/daily basis and raise issues to relevant Merchandiser.
  • Influence intake, highlighting issues to relevant Merch teams and working together to resolve.
  • Creates store grading and regularly reviews to optimize sales opportunities and reduce markdown. Make Merch teams aware and ensure effective delivery.
  • Develop a stock management strategy in line with the brand and strategy.
  • Highlight store issues and influence allocation strategy.
  • Produce analysis to support brand strategy and feedback findings to Head of Merchandising
  • Conduct store visits with Merch and Retail to review allocation strategy and raise awareness of Distribution/ branch merchandising function.
  • Develop working relationship with Retail Team, to provide solutions to stock issues.
  • Deliver training plans & initiative for allocators to improve Distribution practices.
  • Delegate appropriate work to the Allocators to achieve Distribution objectives.
  • Use season calendar to formulate department strategy
  • Liaise with warehouse to optimize dispatch process
  • Completes ad-hoc analysis to respond to business issues
  • Provides leadership and guidance to team
  • Communicates clearly and confidently.


  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, able to influence others.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • The ability to perform under pressure and work in a fast paced environment
  • Good working knowledge of Excel.
  • Organise and self motivated, prepared to work on their own initiative.


  • Head of Merch
  • Head of Retail
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Planning/ IT Manager
  • Merchandising

This is an amazing opportunity to make a difference within a financially stable, established retailer.

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Branch Merchandiser

£30,000 - £40,000 Depending on experience

Published on 16 Mar 2023

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