Merchandiser- Accessories

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London | Ref: BBBH18898

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

Merchandiser- Menswear Accessories
£40-50,000 DOE
Role Profile

  • To work with Buying to plan by brand, category, price and size, the seasonal OTB and ensure it is monitored closely in season and comes within budget
  • To work with the Buying team to establish a balanced range of merchandise suited to the customer profile of the company. Work together to make recommendations for changes and improvements to maximise sales potential and profit within the company
  • To negotiate with suppliers in a tough but fair manner to secure exclusive ranges/brands and optimize the profit margin
  • Ensure intake business margin is maintained and proactively improved season on season
  • Manage WSSIs and create seasonal weekly forecasts which are in line with business KPIs
  • To monitor sell-through and deliveries of all vendors and take decisive action to deal with their performance
  • To be familiar with both local and overseas market situations and trends
  • Manage department markdowns, margins and closing stocks ensuring maximum profitability
  • To communicate accurate information to internal Sales and Marketing teams for use in the production of marketing plans
  • To provide on the job coaching to ensure that the direct reports are able to meet and exceed the requirements of the role
  • To identify and facilitate opportunities for additional training for the team
  • To monitor and review performance of direct reports, identify individuals who are ready for promotion or require performance improvement plans

Skills & Experience

  • A track record of creating positive impact on business through merchandising
  • Good judgement and decision making skills
  • Confidence in suggesting calculated risks
  • Strong market and customer awareness
  • Passionate about product, with good brand awareness
  • Professional, with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines
  • Confidence to deal with/present to colleagues at all levels of the business
  • Strong negotiation skills

Client information
My client, a high regarded luxury menswear retailer, is looking for a Merchandiser to join their Accessories department, based in their London HQ

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