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Merchandiser

My client is a multichannel retailer based in the North West of England who are looking for an established Merchandiser to work within their successful head office product team.

Client Details

I am working with an established, multichannel retailer who have an international presence at the forefront of their sector. Based in the North West of England, they are looking for a passionate and driven Merchandiser to join their head office product team.

Description

Planning

  • With the Buyer review previous season and capture lessons learned
  • With the Buyer create the strategy for the department and present
  • Approve the proposed grading from the trading Merchandiser for input into the assortment planning process
  • Review the SMT plan at Buyer Group/Season annually and apply plan at Category/Season level to meet the Buyer Group/Season plan
  • Quarterly plan at Category/Season level with the Buyer to submit a plan on the System that reflects the best possible mix of product to deliver the KPI's
  • Formulate range plan at Store level in conjunction with the Buyer quarterly
  • Attend selection/pre-selection meetings with the Buyer and suppliers
  • Plan the pre-scheduling to meet the range plan - in conjunction with Assistant Merchandisers
  • Overview the ratio's for all buys in conjunction with Assistant merchandiser
  • Ensure that the Buy matches the plan Buy

Trading

  • Review weekly trading performance and achieved KPI's, identifying Issues and the course of action in preparation for the weekly trading meetings
  • Propose and agree actions to recover risk and maximise opportunities with the 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 for forecasting any sales variance to plan, creation of OTB's, management of commitments - On time delivery, re-buys cancellations and markdown proposals
  • Provide Retail with Merchandising aids through the Store Allocators
  • Manage the range plan in Season reflecting any changes
  • Create and Manage/monitor sell out dates against all products
  • Manage Intake at category and line level

Teamwork

  • Reporting to the Merchandising Manager
  • Work with the Buyer to deliver the plan
  • Guide and direct the Merchandising Team to help deliver the plan
  • Establish working relationships with Store Operations, Visuals, Marketing, Finance DC etc.
  • Team development

Profile

A successful candidate for this Merchandiser role will be;

  • Passionate about product - they will understand the importance of the right product as a key to success
  • Experienced in bricks and mortar merchandising
  • Ideally, experienced in working within a retailer as part of the head office team
  • A team player - someone who enjoys working in alongside others
  • Someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

Job Offer

  • Attractive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Development linked to your role with the business
  • An opportunity to work across multi-brands both UK and Internationally

Negotiable

Jessica

Cameron

+44 161 829 0443

Merchandiser

Michael Page Fashion
Permanent

Published on 2 Dec 2019