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Senior Merchandiser

Job Function:
Merchandising
Location:
London
Job Type:
Contract

Senior Merchandiser- Karen Millen:

 

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 Merchandising Director 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:

  • Using data to optimise the sales volume and profitability of all product areas.
  • Planning of budgets by category, option count, and depth of buy based on the overall business and financial goals of the company.
  • Works alongside Head of Buying and Design to produce a clear strategy for the brand, trading each area to ensure maximum profitability
  • Controls stock levels for the brand and by category based on weekly sales and stock intakes (WSSI)
  • Reviews brand 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 Merchandising Director and buying team with necessary data to enable informed decisions and planning.
  • Manages day to day running of brand including management of Merchandising Team, carrying out 1-2-1s, developing and training team & overseeing category management.

Processes and department development:

  • Is aware of current and emerging best practice within merchandising/buying and makes recommendations to the business via Merchandising Director as appropriate.
  • Works closely with the Merchandising Director at a strategic level within buying and merchandising and translates strategy to implementation.

Communication and relationship building:

  • Leads brand effectively and influences change around the business
  • Builds effective and open relationships with all members of the buying and merchandising team, logistics, marketing, imports, ecom, wholesale and financebased 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

 What you’ll get:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Bonus
  • SAYE share buying options
  • Pension
  • 40% discount on all boohoo group stock
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • The opportunity to work in a company that encourages engagement and growth!