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Merchandiser - Ladies' Premium Fashion

Job Title: Merchandiser - Ladies' Premium Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90525
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.11418.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 12, 2012 11:50

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Merchandiser to join the head office team of a highly respected ladieswear brand. Having formed a loyal and longstanding customer base, they continue to deliver a classic and elegant range, which successfully meets and exceed their customers needs. Reporting directly in to the Merchandise Manager you will manage all merchandise issues across your designated product area; ensuring sales and profit are maximised through the effective planning of intake, stock levels and distribution. Key responsibilities will include: * Working closely with your Buyer to ensure that the range plan reflects predicted market trends and customer needs. * Ensuring that the range content is adequate in both width and depth when considering colour, price and choice across all locations. * Overseeing product mark downs, promotional buys and store planning. * Building and implement grading tables which will then be regularly updated and reviewed. * Managing distribution in order to ensure each store receives the appropriate product selection. * Analysing sales data on a weekly basis and reacting to this accordingly. The successful candidate will be: * Currently working as an established Junior Merchandiser or will already be working at Merchandiser level within a retail fashion head office. * Experienced when managing a small team; as you will oversee a number of Assistants and Admin support within this role. * Extremely analytical, with the ability to handle and interpret large amounts of data. * Able to present your findings clearly and with confidence to your team as well as other areas of the business. * Highly skilled within Excel, managing the WSSI and OTB and efficient when updating data and records. * A passionate character who has a genuine interest in fashion and retail. This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to take on a new challenge at Merchandiser level. Working for an established retailer you will take accountability for your own area, working to maximise sales and profitability. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to progress and develop a long term career within the business.