Merchandiser

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Liverpool, Merseyside | Ref: BBBH15642

£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Role Profile
Our client, a market leading retail business is looking to appoint a Merchandiser to join their already successful head office, based in Liverpool. Playing a key part within the merchandising team, you will be a driven and quick-thinking Junior Merchandiser or Merchandiser with experience in FOB importing from the Far East. You will be a reactive, forward thinker who thrives on success and has the ability to forge strong working relationships whilst working in a fast-paced retail business. The ideal candidate will be looking for the next step up and have experience in strategic planning and forecasting to enable successful sales growth. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual to be part of a lively and dynamic team within one of the UK's fastest growing retailers with hundreds of stores across the UK and further plans for growth.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Analyse line level sell through by grade of store and feed back
  • Monitor/forecast the size of range for each grade of store
  • Suggest what lines to in/exclude in lower graded stores - on a monthly basis
  • Work with Buying to understand product ranges
  • Agree and Set Minimum and Maximum trigger levels
  • Ensure new lines are going to all stores
  • Trigger ranges in new stores
  • Conduct store visits to understand space/sales/option dynamics
  • Liaise with Import Merchandisers
  • Liaise with store managers to understand trading opportunities

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • You must have experience with FOB importing from the Far East
  • Retail merchandising experience is essential
  • Excellent Excel/ IT skills
  • Good numerical/ analytical ability
  • Self-motivated, self-starter who displays self-confidence and initiative
  • Can cope with multiple tasks retaining a high level of accuracy
  • Planning and Organisational skills - utilising time and prioritising to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hardworking and flexible attitude to work, time management skills
  • Commercial awareness

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