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Head of Merchandising

Job Title: Head of Merchandising
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £75 - £90K + Car, Bonus, Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88607
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: tyw.37785.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 15, 2012 17:41

Job Description

This highly successful and ever-expanding fashion retailer requires a Head of Merchandising to join its dynamic Fashion team in the East Midlands on a 9-month contract, working on Childrenswear. As Head of Merchandising on Childrenswear you will be responsible for: * Agreeing the annual category operating budgets according to the corporate strategy, creating targets and appropriate range plans, and also any relevant clearance plans where necessary * The ongoing review of category performance against KPI's, identifying opportunities and minimising threats * Agreeing promotional sales and implementing promotional plans accordingly * Agreeing orders with suppliers, monitoring order progress from end to end ensuring adequate supplier performance and striving to cut costs wherever possible * Signing off planograms for store and regularly amending them where necessary * Coaching, motivating and developing the Merchandising team To be successful you will have: * A degree or equivalent * Merchandising Manager experience at a large high street or fashion retailer * Strong leadership skills * Good teamwork skills, a willingness to participate as a full team member * Strong communication skills and ability to plan up to 12 months ahead * A flair for generating and recognising imaginative, innovative ideas and solutions which have commercial gain * The ability to display a confident and professional style at all times As Head of Merchandising you will receive a generous salary and bonus as well as benefits including a company car. If you believe you have what it takes to lead a large team in a fast-paced environment, please apply now with an up to date CV.