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Category Merchandiser

Job Title: Category Merchandiser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91905
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: VIK.00814.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 20, 2013 12:23

Job Description

My client, a well known retail chain based in Hampshire, are looking for a Category Merchandiser for their Hardlines Department. Reporting to the Head of Trading, you will be responsible for pricing products, forecasting sales and allocating stock accordingly. Your responsibilities as Category Merchandiser will include: * Controlling stock levels - ensuring that stock is ordered on time and is available when required. * Forecasting sales, profit, and managing sales budgets. * Knowing and analysing which products within the product range sell quickly and maximising sales. * Management of the product range and planning stock accordingly. To apply for the position of Product / Category Merchandiser, you must have at least 2 years experience as a Merchandiser / Category Manager for a similar retailer. Key skills for this role include: * Strong numerical and analytical skills with the ability to use data to forecast sales accurately. * Experience of planning / controlling stock in accordance with demand to maximise sales. * The ability to implement a trading strategy to drive sales. * Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. * Previous experience of product range building. In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded with a basic salary of £25,000 - £30,000 + Bonus + Benefits, as well as the opportunity to progress within a well established and respected company. If you are interested in this position and have relevant experience, please apply today with a CV in Word format. 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.