Merchandiser - Fashion

Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH24911

£35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits


Role Title
Merchandiser - Fashion
North West
£40,000 -£45,000 depending on level of experience + bonus + excellent benefits

Role Profile
After a hugely successful 2018, our client, a market leading retail business based in Greater Manchester, is looking to appoint a highly driven Merchandiser with strong planning skills to join their growing head office team. Reporting into the Merchandise Manager, this is a demanding yet rewarding role which is heavily planning based, where you will have responsibility for a high-volume workload / large turnover category. Your passion for product and determination to drive forward your area of the business will be key to your success in this role. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious, resilient Merchandiser with a strong background in core merchandising, to join a rapidly growing retailer that can offer further development opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Review weekly trading performance/ KPI's, identifying issues and actions for the weekly trading meetings
  • With the Buyer, propose and agree actions to recover risk and maximise opportunities at category and line level
  • Managing the range plan
  • Create and manage/monitor sell out dates against all products
  • Manage intake at category and line level
  • Review previous seasons with the Buyer
  • Create the strategy for the department with the Buyer
  • Approve the proposed grading for input into the assortment planning process
  • Quarterly plan at category/season level with the Buyer that reflects the best possible mix of product to deliver the KPI's
  • Formulate range plan at store level in conjunction with the Buyer
  • Attend selection/pre-selection meetings with the Buyer and suppliers
  • Overview the ratios for all buys in conjunction with Assistant merchandiser



Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Core, bricks and mortar retail merchandising experience is essential
  • Currently working at established Junior Merchandiser or Merchandiser level in order to hit the ground running
  • Fashion experience is desirable but not essential
  • Highly skilled in merchandise planning and forecasting
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload
  • Track record of making commercial business decisions/ driving department growth
  • Passionate about product
  • Understanding of how stores differ/ how to trade them
  • Reactive
  • Hardworking and resilient
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Strong numerical/ analytical/ IT skills



Client information
Our client is a market leading retail business based in the North West

Remuneration
£40,000 -£45,000 depending on level of experience + bonus + excellent benefits

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