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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH16689

£20000.00 - £22000 per annum

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Our client, a leading clothing supplier, is looking to appoint a Merchandiser to join their down to earth, friendly and growing team based in South Manchester.

Reporting into the Category Manager, you will assist in delivering sales and margin targets for your chosen categories, driving revenue growth and maintaining a well-balanced stock file. You will take ownership of your category sales and margin forecasting/budgets ensuring category level forecasts are accurately allocated down to style and SKU level. To do this you will liaise with the E-commerce, Field Sales, Supply Chain and Marketing teams. You will also provide insight to the Category Managers throughout the range development process and to ensure critical paths are successfully completed for all new range launches. This is a great opportunity for a driven and analytical individual to join an established business who pride themselves on the long-standing relationships they have with customers across the high street and with some of the world's biggest brands. This position will ideally suit a switched-on graduate with a relevant degree i.e. business studies or finance etc. or an individual with some recent experience in a similar role

Key Responsibilities

  • Build product category sales and margin budgets that are aligned to the divisional sales budgets
  • Develop KPI reports such as a product category trading report, stock availability report and hit rate reports
  • Provide objective sales and margin insight to the Category Manager for all new range builds
  • Manage and develop a quarterly product level forecasting process in close collaboration with the Supply Chain team
  • Develop, maintain and effectively execute critical paths for all new range launches
  • Proactively manage your stock file driving clearance of high cover styles and maintain stock availability on bestselling styles
  • Monitor and review category sales and margin performance
  • Communicate daily, weekly and monthly performance against KPIs, (sales, margin, availability, stock cover)
  • Attend and contribute to the weekly new product development / critical path meetings
  • Identify potential out of stocks and proactively take the appropriate actions to mitigate these out of stocks
  • Complete category sales and margin performance reviews for each new range development
  • Identify seasonal trends in your categories and plan stock build to maximise the sales potential of each category
  • Measure and communicate the performance of new product launches

Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience of working in a Merchandising team or a relevant degree i.e. business studies, finance etc. is essential
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Commercially astute balanced with creativity
  • Solutions focused with ability to think 'outside of the box'
  • Self-motivated, resilient and tenacious with a strong work ethic and eagerness to learn
  • PC Literate with strong Excel skills
  • Organised, methodical and a good process/people balance
  • Logical thinker who is able to solve problems and keep a cool head
  • Passionate and driven
  • Prepared to make decisions, pragmatic and rational with a solutions-focus
  • Projects a self-assured image
  • Persuasive and influential
  • Change orientated, responsive, open minded and innovative
  • Strong team player, conscientious, trustworthy and reliable
  • Hands on
  • Good verbal communicator

Client information

Our client is a leading clothing supplier based in South Manchester

£20-22k depending on experience

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