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Junior Merchandiser - Chelmsford

Job Title: Junior Merchandiser - Chelmsford
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Industry:
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q97832
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: April 14, 2015 16:04

Job Description

Are you an Junior Merchandiser who is looking for a challenge with one of the market leading retailers & suppliers?!

This international business retails in Jewellery, Soft Accessories, Handbags & Watches and is looking for an analytical and commercial Junior Merchandiser to join their team.

In this position you will be working alongside the Buyer & Designer teams where you will be managing the stock one of the high profile brands. You'll use your knowledge of stock management, supply chain & replenishment to allow for these products to get to customers & stores efficiently. This is for a business critical work-stream category so working to pace and urgency is important!

Here you will plan control and monitor the purchase, intake and distribution of merchandise in order to maximise sales and gross profit in the assigned departments.

Your responsibilities include -

  • Being able to forecast sales, stock and margin
  • Planning Sales & Stock Plans
  • Assisting in the Range planning
  • Manage stock orders into and out of the warehouse
  • Preparing stock packages for concept & new stores
  • Identify & communicate opportunities and risks and be able to manage and plan OTBs accordingly.
  • To stand over trials, ensure analysis is robust and consistent and the critical path for trials is managed
  • To review the overall sales and profit forecast and highlight risks
  • To review the return on space by store across all brands and provide insight into the performance
  • To review brand performance To work with the Merchandising teams to adjust space to optimise profit
  • Be able to reforecast and manage a WSSI.
  • Buddy and Senior/ allocator's in the team.
  • Making recommendations ensuring that you always have the right stock, in the right place, at the right time.

To be successful at this position you'll already be an established Junior or Senior Assistant Merchandiser preferable from Fashion, Accessories, Gift or jewellery retail ,wholesale or suppliers background preferably though this is not essential. What's more important is a strong team player that is numerate and analytical & who has excellent Excel skills and a fantastic problem solver who can work with data to identify solutions quickly!

In reward you will have the opportunity to work in a world-class retailer, with the opportunity earning bonus, as well as contributory pension & very generous discount! If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q97832.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.