Merchandiser - Southend-on-Sea

Merchandiser jobs

As a Merchandiser you will typically take ownership of a product range, assisted by the Senior Merchandiser or Merchandising Manager, defining the number of products to be ranged to each store and their depth of stock.

With strong commercial awareness, a Merchandiser will ensure the individual product plans meet the KPI targets for sales and will review weekly trading against these targets.

Merchandisers will be able to confidently identify best and worst sellers and adapt the strategy accordingly to minimise risk and maximise opportunity.

With the ability to forecast accurately, Merchandisers are responsible for implementing promotional plans in order to achieve sales KPIs as well as manage exit plans to clear discontinued stock from stores.

Ensuring stock availability in stores is critical, supported by the ability to deliver a commercially viable range replenishment plan.

The skills required

As Merchandiser you may have experience of working within international wholesale and franchise models, with knowledge of buying and merchandising principles and processes. An understanding of global markets is desirable as well as the ability to translate customer insight into working practice.

As a skilled communicator you will be a confident negotiator and well versed in relationship building.

Commercial acumen is mandatory as a Merchandiser as well as the ability to think strategically.

In a fast-moving market, resilience is a valued quality as well as being an agile thinker and problem solver.

Merchandiser Jobs in Southend-on-Sea

Few towns have names that describe them as perfectly as Southend-on-Sea. The south-facing seaside town is located just over 30 miles (50 km) from the centre of London, where the Thames Estuary meets the North Sea. As towns go, it has relatively large population, well over 100,000, and as well as being a seaside resort, it is home to one of the six airports serving London, the other five being Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and City. As well as the airport, the town is also served by two railway lines and excellent road infrastructure, and the town thrives throughout the year with shopping, entertainment and sport going on.

Southend is traditionally a destination for people from South England, but especially London, to go for a holiday, short break or day out by the sea, and at the height of summer the streets, esplanade and beach are full of fun-seekers.

Because of the large static population and the diversity of the economy, Merchandiser jobs quite often come up in Southend-on-Sea. The town has a large town centre and there are trading estates dotted around, with many of the big-name retail brands having a presence here.

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We get to know the personalities and objectives of each candidate; understanding what motivates them, and the appropriate cultural fit for them. This attention to detail means that we are able to make excellent matches between applicants and employers, making placements that are lasting and mutually rewarding.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Merchandiser role for your business or find you a job as a Merchandiser, contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825

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