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Merchandiser - Sports

Job Title: Merchandiser - Sports
Contract Type: Contract
Location: East Midlands
Salary: Excellent Basic Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90862
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: DMB.35588.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: December 04, 2012 12:18

Job Description

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Merchandiser to join the Sportswear department of this retailer on a fixed-term contract. Reporting to the Head of Merchandising, you'll be responsible for liaising closely with the Buying and Allocations team and working together to build a commercially viable range. On a day-to-day basis you'll be responsible for: * Maintaining the WSSI and controlling OTB * Reviewing, proposing and implementing markdown 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 analysis and decision making * Commercial awareness of current market trends * A wealth of retail merchandising experience at team management level from a leading retailer or brand on the UK high street within the Sports/Fashion sector This role is available for an immediate start so please apply now!

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