Senior Merchandiser

Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH26099

£45000.00 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits

Role Title

Senior Merchandiser - Fast Fashion

Manchester

Up to £50,000 + bonus + benefits

Role Profile

Cast UK are excited to be working with one of the UK's fastest growing fast fashion retailers to recruit a Senior Merchandiser to join their expanding team based in Manchester. Reporting into the merchandising management team, you will oversee multiple categories whilst managing the team responsible for these areas. This is a fantastic opportunity for an established Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser to join a dynamic team, playing a key part in driving this already hugely successful online retail business forward.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing and driving the planning and forecasting of product category budgets, option counts, and depth of buy based on the overall business and financial goals of the company
  • Managing and ensuring each product area is effectively and accurately forecasting sales, stock and intakes through use of the WSSI and other forecasting tools.
  • Overseeing and being responsible for the monthly WSSI forecast sign off meetings that each product areas presents to the senior management team
  • Providing clarity to current opportunities and risks, providing effective plans of action
  • Ensuring the teams capture all agreed actions and effectively feed back to the senior management team upon completion
  • Effectively controlling and ensuring all product categories within remit comply and work within the budgets and buy plans
  • Reviewing / signing off all weekly pricing and markdown actions taken by their respective product categories before submitting to the merchandising manager
  • Representing / support the merchandising teams managing in presenting weekly trade, end of-season lessons learnt and all other strategy and trading updates
  • Supplying the Head of Merchandising and Merchandising Manager with necessary data to enable informed decisions and planning upon request
  • Working closely with the senior buying team to ensure that the merchandising and buying teams for each category are working in situ to deliver the overall business and financial goals of the company.
  • Building strong working relationships with the supply base
  • Demonstrating a consistent strategic view of the supply base, feeding back to the senior management team on opportunities or risks within the supply base from a lead time, production capacity and delivery conformance perspective

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • It is essential that you are currently working as an established Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser for a retailer
  • Fashion experience is essential
  • E-commerce experience would be advantageous

Client information

Our client is a successful and rapidly growing fast fashion retailer based in Manchester

Remuneration
Up to £50,000 + bonus + benefits

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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