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Merchandiser - Womenswear

Job Title: Merchandiser - Womenswear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40 - £60K Per Annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q84848
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: smk.38546.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 23, 2012 12:30

Job Description

A leading high street retailer seeks a Merchandiser for its Womenswear team. They are looking for someone who has the ability and experience to take accountability for effective range building and merchandise planning, including the delivery of sales, stock and profit within agreed stock targets. The key responsibilities of the role are to: * Manage and review market group stock budgets to ensure that they match sales plans * Agree the forecast and track new lines ensuring appropriate sign off, taking action to increase/reduce ranging where performance dictates * Analyse and agree the impact of space and range in conjunction with commercial finance ensuring appropriate provisions are made in the budgeting process * Support strategic direction for space and agree the associated budget impact * Develop plans to ensure that stock is in the right stores, maximising the commercial opportunities for the product * Ensure that category stock holding is in line with budget and forecast and manage intake and open to buy accordingly * Make commercial recommendations on supplier performance * Work closely with the supply chain teams to ensure best sellers are optimised The successful candidate will work closely with the Buying team to respond to departmental trading performance, ensuring that all merchandising practices are executed in a timely and effective manner. To be successful, you should: * Have several years' experience as a Junior Merchandiser or Merchandiser within fashion retail * Be degree educated or equivalent * Have a strong understanding of WSSI, OTB budgeting and strong analytical skills * Have confidence working with high SKU numbers If this position ties in with your experiences and ambitions, forward your CV today and we look forward to receiving your application.