Overseeing the merchandising department, this role often involves working with the UK and international function, where appropriate, to identify new market opportunities and partner relationships.
Head of Merchandising often works closely with Head of Buying in a business to deliver appropriate ranges that are seasonally focused, ensuring key international events and counter-seasonal markets are catered for.
Central to partner communications, Head of Merchandising roles are brand ambassadors in all meetings and negotiations and there is an emphasis on working with the senior leadership team to define and deliver a clear strategy for the future.
This role involves leading and motivating the team to ensure consistently high standards and best practice are maintained across all processes.
The role offers the opportunity to build and consolidate relationships with existing stores, wholesale and franchise partners through on-going communication and delivery of mutual objectives.
As Head of Merchandising you will have experience of working within international wholesale and franchise models, with extensive knowledge of buying and merchandising principles and processes. An understanding of global markets is essential as well as the ability to translate customer insight into working practice.
As a skilled communicator you will be a confident negotiator and well versed in relationship building.
Commercial acumen is mandatory as Head of Merchandising as well as the ability to think strategically. In a fast-moving market, resilience is a valued quality as well as being an agile thinker and problem solver.
As market leading recruitment specialists for professional level merchandising roles, Cast UK is committed to building long-term relationships with our clients, enabling us to understand their business models and the positions they are recruiting.
We get to know the personalities and objectives of each candidate; understanding what motivates them, and the appropriate cultural fit for them. This attention to detail means that we are able to make excellent matches between applicants and employers, making placements that are lasting and mutually rewarding.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Head of Merchandising role for your business or find you a job as Head of Merchandising, contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825
A county in the West Midlands, Staffordshire shares borders with a number of other counties, including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Shropshire.
If you're searching for Head of Merchandising opportunities, the region has a range of options that you might want to consider - these can be found in places like Burton upon Trent, Cannock and Newcastle-under-Lyme, as well as the county town Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, which is also the largest city in the area.
Since the 17th century, the region has been known for its pottery production, and this became a major part of the economy during the Industrial Revolution. In the 19th century, a number of ceramics companies were founded that are still in existence today. These include Wedgwood, Spode, Burleigh, Aynsley and Dudson.
Historically, other major industries were hat making, textiles, brewing, mining, brick making, ironwork and engineering.
These days, the region is home to a number of breweries, including Coors, Carling and Marstons. Meanwhile, other companies based in Staffordshire, or with large facilities, include The Britannia Building Society and JCB, as well as Unilever, which makes Marmite and Bovril. There's also a Pirelli factory that manufactures tyres.
What's more, the Alton Towers theme park draws in visitors from around the country, as well as tourists from further afield.
To find out more about the Head of Merchandising positions available in Staffordshire, contact the team at Cast UK today.
As recruitment experts for the supply chain, logistics and procurement sectors, we are committed to helping clients and candidates fill vacancies in locations across the country, and we work hard to find the best talent for every role.
In addition, our regional specialists can help you better understand the local job market, providing you information about potential employers, the types of opportunities that are available and the level of salary you can expect to receive.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Staffordshire or source a new job in Staffordshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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