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Merchandiser

Job Function:
Merchandising
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
We're on a journey, taking the best people with us and so are looking for an experienced Merchandiser to join us! Feel the buzz and excitement working with the brains behind one of the fastest growing international retailers. Responsible for making sure the product sells the best, most profitably, our Merchandising team are the self-proclaimed pioneers of the test and repeat model. Liaising closely with other departments such as buying, working as a Merchandiser gives you opportunity to have a direct impact for one of the fastest growing international retailers! Show us who you are, join the team now!

 
Job Summary:
  • To support the merchandising function for the business in order to ensure that all relevant stakeholders have accurate data which can directly, proactively and consistently inform decisions relating to maximising profitability and contributing to overall business strategy and growth.
  • To support the Head of Merchandising to ensure that the buying function is effectively controlled within the agreed business strategy, and that all necessary frameworks, controls and skill sets are in situ to enable the necessary degree of both long term planning and in season trading to maximise business performance.

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities: Financial
  • Using data to optimise the sales volume and profitability of all designated product areas.
  • Supporting planning of budgets by category, option count, and depth of buy based on the overall business and financial goals of the company.
  • Controls stock levels based on weekly sales and stock intakes (WSSI)
  • Reviews sales forecasts based on performance, and actions re forecasts.
  • Analyses and monitors best and worst sellers and makes informed recommendations for action
  • Recommends promotions and re buys as necessary
  • Monitors and maintains buying margin and gross profit margins as requested.
  • Ensures that best sellers reach their full potential
  • Supplies the Head of Merchandising and buying team with necessary data to enable informed decisions and planning.
 
Processes and department development

  • Is aware of current and emerging best practice within merchandising/buying and makes recommendations to the business via Head of Merchandising as appropriate.

As a Merchandiser you should be highly motivated, with technical flair, excellent communication skills and a can-do attitude.
 

The Company is committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants including those with criminal convictions. Basic Disclosure Information about criminal convictions may be requested to assist the selection process and will be taken into account only when the conviction is considered relevant to the position. A copy of this disclosure policy is available on request. By continuing with this application you are agreeing to comply with this company policy.