Merchandiser

Merchandiser

Ref: JO-2110-109474 | £35000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits | Location:Cardiff, Wales | Added:01/10/21

Quest Search & Selection is currently recruiting for this omni channel business. The business has over 100 POS and strong presence online

The job responsibilites of this Merchandiser position are :

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Work closely with the Head of Merchandising to devise a department Merchandising strategy that demonstrates a clear understanding of external factors and competitor activity

The requirements of this Merchandiser position :

  • Degree related to fashion/merchandising/finance
  • 5 years experience in Merchandising, with at least 1 year trading your own dept and managing a team.
  • Extensive knowledge of all merchandising processes.
  • Ability to adapt to in-house forecasting tools and systems.
  • Strong analytical and strategic mind.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, with excellent listening & questioning techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Strong commercial awareness.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a business who has invested a large amount of resource, investment and training in scaling up their stores & digital offer. They are keen to recruit the right leader who are excited about the challenge ahead. If this sounds like you, please send your cv today quoting the reference JO-2110-109474

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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