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Merchandiser

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Merchandiser – Up to £48,000 plus bonus, pension, private healthcare and further benefits This is a fantastic opportunity to join a very successful international business as a Merchandiser. The company is expanding rapidly as a result of its success to date and if you would like the opportunity to bring your commerciality and eye for numbers to a place where you can make your mark and develop your career then this could be the right opportunity for you. This role would ideally suit a Junior Merchandiser who is looking for their next step-up, or someone currently working at Merchandiser level. The Merchandiser role… You will be responsible for leading the team to deliver on key KPI’s, including sales, markdown, stock intake and profit plans. Working alongside the Buyer, you will create the strategy for the department, review previous season, formulate the range plan at store level and plan at category/season level. You'll attend selection meetings with the Buyer and suppliers. You will review the weekly trading performance and achieved KPI's, identify issues and the appropriate next steps. With the Buyer, you will propose and agree actions to recover risk and maximise opportunities at category and line level. You'll have responsibility for motivating, engaging and developing 3 direct reports, including an Assistant Merchandiser, Merchandise Assistant and Allocator. The role also involves creating and monitoring sell out dates against all products as well as managing intake at category and line level. About you… • You will have experience as either a Junior Merchandiser or as a Merchandiser, gained within a retail business. • You will be an extremely numerate individual who has a keen eye for detail • You will be very commercial in your thinking and approach • You will have strong communication skills with the ability to influence • You will be PC literate Merchandiser / Junior Merchandiser / Manchester / Lancashire / North-West / Bolton / Bury / Stockport / Oldham / Rochdale / Huddersfield / Blackburn / Salford

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