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Senior Merchandiser- Nasty Gal

Job Function:
Merchandising
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
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.
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.
Works closely with the Head of Merchandising at a strategic level within buying and merchandising and translates strategy to implementation.



Communication and relationship building

Builds effective and open relationships with all members of the buying and merchandising team, based on reliable, accurate and relevant data.
Ensures productive relationship between merchandising function and all other business areas to ensure goals achieved, specifically the design and accounts teams.
Delivers key information at the right time, to the right people, and presents when necessary at high level meetings as requested by the Director’s (in absence of Head of Merchandising)

Health & Safety:

Fully understands the fire, emergency and health & safety procedures of the workplace
Ensures that all potential and real hazards are taken care of immediately, and are reported appropriately.
 

Works in a safe and responsible manner, within the framework of legislation and workplace specific policies.

Miscellaneous:
Is an ambassador for the brand
Attends  training, meetings  and  other  events  as  requested by direct  manager  or  senior management, including Head of Human Resources.
Assists colleagues by completing tasks outside own job role when requested, including supporting associated companies.
Maintains own working area in a professional and organised manner.
Always strives to improve the department’s operation and increase knowledge of own and related job functions.