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Merchandise Planning Manager - Food & Gifting

Job Title: Merchandise Planning Manager - Food & Gifting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Industry:
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q98994
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: February 17, 2016 09:47

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Merchandiser Manager for an iconic, Central London retailer. This multi-site retailer employs over 6000 people & has undergone a restructure & growth and is looking for a leader within their food division.

This retail, is an establish business is looking for someone with Merchandise Manager or Senior Merchandiser experience to come on board to inspire & lead a team.

The ultimate role is to deliver & effectively manage the planning & allocation of stock to deliver the sales plan through inspirational leadership of your people.

Your responsibilities include -

The role will involve working very closely with the buyers to ensure we have the correct planning and strategy is in place to manage stock effectively.

  • Financial planning against budget
    • OTB & WISSI experience
    • Wastage & Mark downs (New, Seasonal, Continuity, Overseas, Domestic, New Space)
    • the targeted measures of sales and profit through the construction of commercial ranges.
    • Improvement on availability
  • commercial awareness to understand changes and trends within the market.
    • Manage a team of merchandisers/supply planners
    • Supplier Performance Level.
    • Stock Turn and Financial Stock Holding Targets
    • Forecast Accuracy.
    • Adhering to Open to Buy
    • Availability (on shelf, in branch, depot to branch)

You must come from -

  • Excellent background in a fast-paced merchandising team
  • Food or department store experience is desirable but not essential!
  • Significant experience of trading and promotional planning
  • Forecasting across different departments
  • Commercial focused
  • Line Management experience and inspiring teams to deliver KPIs.
  • Budgetary experience and working on with both Merchandisers & Buyers

In reward you will have the opportunity to work in a UK leading retailer and also have further benefits that include bonus, competitive pension & staff discount. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q98994.

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.

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