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Merchandiser

Job Title: Merchandiser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Yorkshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH8855
Contact Name: Rosie Williamson
Contact Email: rosiewilliamson@castuk.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Role Title
Merchandiser
Up to £40k negotiable depending on skills & experience + bonus + excellent benefits package (death in service, pension scheme/salary sacrifice & private medical insurance)
West Yorkshire

Role Profile
Our client, a leading multi-channel retailer based in West Yorkshire, is looking to appoint a driven, experienced and quick thinking merchandiser to join their friendly head office team. You will be working closely with the range planning team, should be an inspirational reactive forward thinker who thrives on success and has the ability to forge strong working relationships. Leading a team of Merchandisers, you will be responsible for the product style, size and colour planning, statistical forecasting and budgeting. This is an exciting time to join a well established retail business whose competitors include the likes of highstreet giant M&S.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for development and delivery of range plans in line with company strategy
  • Analyse, create and deliver range planning packs for director sign off, delivering the finalised range in line with signed off targets
  • Manage a team of merchandisers, driving their development, creating an effective team
  • Lead weekly trading meetings to highlight concerns and opportunities in relation to service, stock levels and KPI's, proposing actions to minimise and maximise respectively
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the relevant stock management function to maximise availability
  • Responsible for proactively trading the department to ensure key KPI's are met or exceeded
  • Promote strong cross-functional working practices across different functions to ensure compliance and delivery of milestones in line with the critical path
  • Drive interaction with the international buying team to ensure effective resolution of supplier base issues
  • Lead and develop the team to encourage high levels of motivation, commitment and professional expertise at all times in order to meet business objectives and delivery on the critical path


Skills & Experience
To be considered for this role you must be an established Merchandiser within a retail business (multi-channel experience is advantageous but not essential), working closely with product, buyers and possessing the following skills:

  • Stock management experience in merchandising, range, planning and forecasting
  • Great communication skills, with ability to build strong relationships
  • Pro-active with the ability to question, challenge and work on own initiative
  • MS Office - Excel/ experience of merchandising/ forecasting tools i.e. WSSI etc
  • Commercially aware


Client information
Our client is an established multi-channel retail business based in West Yorkshire

Remuneration
Up to 40k negotiable depending on skills & experience + bonus + excellent benefits package (death in service, pension scheme/salary sacrifice & private medical insurance)

About Cast UK
Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in 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