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Merchandiser - Ladies' Fashion Brand

Job Title: Merchandiser - Ladies' Fashion Brand
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £425 - £45K Per Annum DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88048
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.62922.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 07, 2012 18:08

Job Description

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Merchandiser to join the Head Office team of a premium fashion retailer. Best known for its high quality product and attentive customer service, the company is currently looking to recruit high calibre candidates with the aim to add further value to its existing Merchandise function. Working at Merchandiser level, the successful candidate will assist with the delivery of the optimum product range, both meeting and exceeding the expectations and needs of the customer. This will be achieved through accurate planning and analysis, while abiding to guidelines set within the brand's Merchandising strategy. The Merchandiser will also be responsible for: * Working closely with the Buying, Development and Design teams to ensure the best possible range is delivered to the customer * Maintaining constant communication with the Buying and Merchandise Managers, making them aware of changes to the critical path and giving recommendations regarding the product mix and selection in order to maximise profit * Managing a small team of Assistant Merchandisers and Allocators, leading the department to success and working on each team member’s personal development * Managing the allocation of stock to all UK stores * Liaising with suppliers and the Technical team to ensure that all deliveries are received in time and available to the Allocations team within set time frames * Analysing store sales, indentifying best and slow sellers, adjusting stock levels and actioning promotions / price amendments accordingly * Analysing historical sales data in order to plan and forecast future sales and ensuring that all stock availability and allocations are in line with this * Overseeing store gradings and offering any recommendations of change to the Merchandise Manager The ideal candidate will be: * Educated to degree level, or equivalent, within a relevant field such as Mathematics, Economics or Business Studies * Currently working at Junior Merchandiser or handiser level within the fashion sector * Highly analytical * Confident presenting your findings to others * An enthusiastic and dynamic character, with a strong will to succeed * Passionate about product and have a strong commercial knowledge In return for your hard work and dedication, this high-end retailer will reward the Merchandiser with a competitive salary, along with the opportunity of long term progression within the business. If this sounds like the role you are seeking, please apply now with an up to date CV.