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Senior Merchandiser / Merchandising Manager - Fashion

Job Title: Senior Merchandiser / Merchandising Manager - Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91234
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: PLH.58703.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: January 31, 2013 13:46

Job Description

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced [Senior Merchandiser](/searches/senior-merchandiser-jobs)/Merchandising Manager to join the head office of a leading global retail brand - working within its International Fashion team. Reporting directly in to the Head of Merchandising and Planning you will assist with the development of the product strategy, ensuring that the range delivered both meets and exceeds the needs of the customer in order to maximise sales and market share. As Senior Merchandiser/Merchandising Manager, you will be responsible for: * Working alongside the Buying team to ensure that the B&M strategy is achieved * Creating a range plan to both optimise space and maximise sales and profit * Identifying and regularly reviewing existing and potential suppliers whilst negotiating commercially viable contracts * Monitoring and managing the availability of stock across the business * Managing the OTB * Managing a team of Merchandisers and Assistants as well as Admin Support The successful candidate will: * Currently be working at either Senior Merchandiser level or already a Merchandise Manager within a retail fashion head office * Be confident when working within a fast moving and volume driven environment, with set KPIs and time frames in place * Be highly experienced when managing the WSSI and possess a good understanding of the OTB * Be an analytical character with the ability to handle large amounts of data with ease * Possess a commercial mindset, with knowledge of the latest trends and overall fashion market * Be highly motivated with the ability to lead a team of more Junior Merchandisers to success In return for your hard work, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package as well as the opportunity to progress within the business, cementing a long-lasting and successful career. You will receive exceptional training via a structured development plan which will allow you to build on your existing skill se moving forwards. Working for this key global retailer you will gain fantastic exposure across the industry. If you are looking for a new challenge for 2013, please do not hesitate to apply. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.