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Head of Merchandising - Non-Fashion

Job Title: Head of Merchandising - Non-Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England
Salary: Excellent Basic Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91335
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: DMB.18111.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: January 25, 2013 15:20

Job Description

This leading specialist retailer requires a first class Head of Merchandising to lead and develop the Buying & Merchandising team to deliver and implement the departmental strategy. Liaising closely with the Buying and Allocations team you will work together to build a commercially viable range. On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for managing the entire in-season trading, financial planning and stock management process as well as key involvement in strategic planning and identifying business growth opportunities. You will have excellent leadership skills and be adept at change management, analysis and decision making. You will need advanced Excel knowledge as well as the ambition to drive the merchandising strategy. 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. You will ideally be at a Head of Merchandising or Merchandising Manager level with a leading multiple retailer who can demonstrate excellent man-management skills. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to make a difference working for a household brand. 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.