E-commerce Trading Merchandiser

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Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH27829

£35000.00 - £40000 per annum

E-commerce Trading Merchandiser - Fashion
Greater Manchester
Up to £40,000 depending on level of experience + 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) & staff discount

Role Profile
Cast UK are partnered with a leading retail business to recruit an E-commerce Trading Merchandiser to join their head office team based in Greater Manchester. Reporting into the Head of Trading and overseeing a small team, you will use your experience gained in a similar role to strategically drive growth in both sales and profit through the web, liaising between buying, the web team and merchandising to optimise sell through and identify opportunities.

This position will ideally suit someone currently working as a Merchandiser for an online or multi-channel retailer who possesses strong planning, trading and analytical skills. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious individual to put their mark on the role and have autonomy over this area of the business. Cast UK have placed numerous people within this business over the past year and the feedback received has been incredibly positive. You will be joining a growing business and be part of a dynamic and close-knit team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Forecasting Web KPI's in conjunction with E-commerce and Core Merchandise teams
  • Ensuring that all sites have a clear pre-season and in-season strategy
  • Monitoring results versus forecast and informing the business of potential opportunities and risks
  • Supporting the Junior Outlet Merchandiser with the planning and execution of the Outlet business
  • Strategically building plans to drive sales and stock within the forecast
  • Undertaking analysis to improve product decisions and opportunities
  • Identifying areas of strengths and weaknesses, proposing and taking action to increase sales
  • Liaising with the Design / Web Marketing teams to ensure the correct product is driven through all web marketing channels
  • Ensuring the site is visually merchandised to maximise sales and conversion
  • Building strong relationships with internal teams such as Core Merch
  • Maintaining a strong knowledge of competitor sites (product and pricing) to ensure the business is competitive at all times
  • Understanding the end to end process of product journey from supplier to customer and make suggestions to improve efficiency and service levels

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Currently working as an established Junior Merchandiser or Merchandiser within a multi-channel or online retail business
  • Strong planning, trading, analytical and IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Strong commercial awareness and trading mentality
  • Effective influencing Skills
  • Proactive and confident
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a team
  • Good judgement and decision-making skills
  • Confidence in suggesting calculated risks
  • Strong customer awareness and understanding
  • A strong desire to drive website growth
  • Passionate about product with strong brand awareness
  • Strong communicator
  • Highly organised, methodical and efficient
  • Strong knowledge of Google Analytics and key Web Metrics

Client information
Our client is a growing retail business based in Greater Manchester.

Up to £40,000 depending on level of experience + 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) & staff discount

About Cast UK
Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit www.castuk.com

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