Merchandiser – Fashion

Merchandiser – Fashion

Ref: JO-2102-108654 | £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits | Location:Brighton, East Sussex, England | Added:13/03/21

Quest Search and Selection is currently working with this lifestyle fashion & home retailer. This business is multichannel retailer that has seen 300% growth from their online business and has a global customer base.

The business is currently recruiting for a Merchandiser for their Womenswear department due to growth in their business.

Responsibilities as a Merchandiser are:

  • Work with buyers to manage inventory to maximise availability and minimise overstock
  • To plan sales, margin, stock and markdown budgets for all the channels
  • Plan and develop merchandising strategies that balance both customers’ expectations and company’s strategy
  • Lead & develop seasonal departmental plan and OTB strategy
  • Range Planning by category, in partnership with the Buying team
  • Presenting at sign off meetings,
  • Developing a team at Assistant Merchandiser and MAA level
  • Define the exit strategy for discontinued stock while ensuring the margin budgets are achieved
  • Monitor the performance of products within each defined category portfolio to give full visibility of product shortage, overstock, slow moving/obsolete stock and stock turnover.
  • Take action on slow selling stock to ensure that discontinued stock targets are met

Experience needed as a Merchandiser:

  • You must be an Junior Merchandiser, Senior Assistant Merchandiser or Merchandiser level, the salary banding is wide as they are open to level of experience.
  • You must have experience with Womenswear or Menswear
  • Strong Excel skills /WSSI experience within merchandising management systems
  • Have managed at least at an Assistant Merchandiser level
  • Ability to lead a team, work independently and to be able to work across a Business Unit, with other teams and at all levels
  • Strategic thinking with agile commerciality
  • Proven ability of planning and trading success
  • Good organisation skills and strong communication skills

Benefits of this Merchandiser role –

  • Pension
  • Holidays
  • staff discount
  • Free Car Park
  • Currently WFH but will be working in the office once safe to do so.

This is a great opportunity to join a fashion business that has seen expediential growth in this current climate. If you have the relevant experience, please apply today quoting the reference JO-2102-108654.

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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