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Regional Merchandiser

Job Title: Regional Merchandiser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40 - £45K Per Annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q87957
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.87542.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: March 09, 2012 09:22

Job Description

A global apparel business which designs, sources and markets licensed sports products is looking to recruit a Regional Merchandiser to join its Head Office team. Working alongside the core Merchandising and Planning functions, the successful candidate will work closely with all departments, specifically Design and Product Development, to ensure that the range selection is relevant to the customers needs while also falling within the correct pricing, quality and availability boundaries. You will also take responsibility for: * Attending regular analysis meetings working with all departments to outline and communicate the season's goals and strengths * Performing seasonal product selection for all retail stores and concessions throughout Europe - reviewing product sales, store gradings and the evolving product strategy * Identifying market opportunities, via regular communication with both retail and wholesale partners * Conducting market visits to understand your competitors and work closely with the Planning teams to identify product opportunities and react to this accordingly * Communicating all analysis and consequent action points back to the retail teams in order for the Visual Merchandisers to plan and present the product ranges accordingly The ideal candidate will have: * Previously worked within a hybrid role - having had exposure across both Buying and Merchandising, along with an insight into Design, Product Development and Planning * Experience working within both a retail and wholesale environment * A good understanding of range planning, pricing and working closely with Design and Product Development teams * A good knowledge of product from a technical and developmental point of view * Confidence when speak speaking to both colleague and external partners * Enthusiasm to work within the industry and prepared to have a hands-on approach, leading by example, by getting involved with all areas of the business In return for your hard work, you will receive a competitive salary along with a great benefits package including pension, health care and fantastic discount. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced candidate to move into a hybrid role, gaining further experience within a Head Office role. You will be joining the business during its final phase of expansion. If this sounds like the role for you, please apply now.