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Senior Merchandiser

Job Title: Senior Merchandiser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire
Salary: Competitive salary + package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89452
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.73602.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 22, 2012 15:39

Job Description

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Merchandiser to lead and develop a team and to deliver and implement the strategy for this key performing department. Reporting to the Head of Merchandising you will be responsible for liaising closely with the buying and allocations team and work together to build a commercially viable range. As Senior Merchandiser you will be responsible for: * Maintaining the WSSI and controlling OTB * Reviewing, proposing and implementing mark-down activity to reduce terminal stock * Creating a range plan to optimise the allocated space and maximise sales and profit * Monitoring market activity, through regular competitor shop visits * Identifying and regularly review potential suppliers * Ensuring that your team are responding efficiently and effectively to any delivery issues To be considered you will have: * Excellent leadership skills and be adept at change management, analysis and decision making. * Advanced Excel knowledge as well as the ambition to drive the merchandising strategy. * A wealth of retail merchandising experience at team management level from a leading multiple retailer on the high street. Personally, you will be the type of person who relishes a challenge and thrives in an environment that actively promotes autonomy and accountability at the highest level, which will result in progression as the department and business grows as a result of your direct action. This is a rare opportunity to make a difference working for a leading retailer.