Senior Merchandiser

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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH28998

£50000.00 - £55000 per annum + bonus + additional benefits

Senior Merchandiser - Fashion
£50,000 - £55,000 + bonus + benefits

Role Profile
Cast UK are thrilled to be working with a leading fashion retailer based in Manchester to recruit a Senior Merchandiser to join their growing team. Reporting into the Merchandise Manager, this is a newly created position due to record-breaking company sales. In your new role you will be responsible for managing a number of categories and the teams working across these areas. You will oversee and be responsible for the successful planning, strategy and budgeting for these areas, with a key focus on trading. You will play a key part in supporting the senior management team in ensuring that the stock-file is effectively controlled within the agreed business strategy. This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed, therefore if you are an established Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser looking to join a high energy, fast-paced retail business going through a phenomenal stage of growth then apply today!

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and drive the planning and forecasting of department budgets, option counts, and depth of buy based on the overall business and financial goals of the company
  • Ensure that each product area is effectively and accurately forecasting sales, stock and intakes through use of the WSSI and other forecasting tools.
  • Oversee and be responsible for the monthly WSSI forecast sign off
  • Assess opportunities and risks, providing effective plans of action
  • Represent and support the team you are managing in presenting weekly trade, end of-season lessons learnt and all other strategy and trading updates
  • Supply the Head of Merchandising and Merchandising Manager with necessary data to enable informed decisions and planning
  • Ensure, alongside the department Senior Buyer(s) that the merchandising and buying teams are working collaboratively to deliver overall business and financial goals
  • Make recommendations in relation to promotional and marketing strategy
  • Ensure all category best sellers reach their full potential
  • Manage the critical path to ensure that all team deadlines are met
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the supply base
  • Demonstrate a strategic view of the supply base, giving feedback to the senior management team in terms of opportunities and risks within the supply base from a lead time, production capacity and delivery conformance perspective

Experience, Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Experience working as an established Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser within a fast-paced retail head office
  • Experience leading and managing a merchandising team is essential
  • Strong Planning, Forecasting and Trading skills
  • Can cope with the pressure of working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

Client information
Our client is a leading fashion retailer based in Manchester

£50,000 - £55,000 + 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

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