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Merchandiser

Peacocks is looking for an experienced Merchandiser to join the team at our stunning offices in Cardiff (relocation package available). Don’t miss this opportunity for a passionate, fashion aware and motivated individual to make an impact at a major high street brand. 

Peacocks is a leading fashion value retailer for all the family, with a loyal customer base and a strong online presence we take pride in successfully delivering fast fashion, excellent quality and superb value for money.  Our aim is to be the leading fashion multi-channel retailer as we rapidly grow our channels but retain our core company principals and family values.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Merchandiser to join our Merchandising Department. If you would like to be part of a forward-thinking business and have a job with excellent career prospects, we would love to hear from you.

You will be based at our modern purpose built air-conditioned Head Office in the vibrant city centre of Cardiff. Cardiff is an accessible city with strong transport links, and London is only 2 hours away by train.

The role will be responsible for developing, planning and delivering a commercially focused range alongside the Buyer, whilst driving profit and enhancing the Peacocks brand position. Continually exceeding and anticipating customer expectations by using effective commercial and planning skills. Building effective working relationships across the business and develop team members to reach their maximum potential.

Responsibilities/Objectives:

Planning and organisation

  • Creates a vision for the department that encompasses strategy, budget and product for both the short and long term;
  • Works closely with the Buyer to build a balanced range in line with customer expectation that reflects the Peacocks brand strategy, by delivering correct product mixes, price architecture and delivers the right product at the right quantity to the right store;
  • Takes responsibility for developing departmental sales, stock, intake plans, profit and markdown in order to monitor and measure performance;
  • Ensure that space and option plans can deliver the departmental strategy, taking into account timings, stock builds and store layout.

Trading

  • Takes responsibility for flexing trade between categories and managing mixes, optimising sales and stock levels and intake phasing, to an agreed divisional and departmental plan through effective use of WISSI’s;
  • Reacts to current sales and trends, by managing OTB or current stock situations and repeating, cancelling or re-phasing where necessary or proposing promotional or markdown activity;
  • Effectively manages departmental KPI’s within season, ensuring markdown and buying in margin (BIM) are controlled in order to maximise profit for the department;
  • Take responsibility for managing the supply base to ensure delivery is to time and that intake targets are met, whilst anticipating risks and planning contingencies and developing solutions to problems as appropriate;
  • Work alongside Stock Distribution to ensure optimum stock levels are delivered in store, to meet customer demand and expectations.

Commercial Awareness

  • Work closely with the Head of Merchandising to devise a department Merchandising strategy that demonstrates a clear understanding of external factors and competitor activity;
  • Demonstrates strong commercial awareness by supporting and challenging the Buying teams to ensure that product ranges are planned and constructed in line with the divisional and department strategy;
  • Develop a strong understanding of the customer to take account of when planning and building a range;
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of all merchandising systems and processes and is able to fully utilise all merchandising tools including forecasting, WISSI and BI.

The ideal candidate will have

  • At least 4+ years’ experience within a merchandising department preferable within a fashion retailer
  • Advanced Excel user
  • Experience in working with UK/overseas manufacturers/factories

How to apply for the Merchandiser role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience includes Retail, Fashion, Retail Merchandiser, Sales Merchandiser, Stock Management, Administration, Administrator, Buyer 

 

Merchandiser

Leeds
Permanent
Dependent on experience

Published on 28 Jul 2022

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