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Merchandise Manager

Job Title: Merchandise Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92666
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: lyt.74415.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: May 10, 2013 17:15

Job Description

This leading retailer is currently looking to recruit an experienced Merchandise Manager to join their team; working within their homewares area. This is an exciting opportunity to join this fun and quirky business with a great place in the market. Key responsibilities will include: * Working closely with the Buying team to ensure that the B&M strategy is achieved. * Creating a range plan which both optimises space and maximises sales and profit. * Regularly reviewing existing and identifying potential suppliers, whilst negotiating commercially viable contracts. * Overseeing the flow of stock and availability across the business. * Managing the OTB and WSSI for your category. * Managing a small 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; ideally with concession based or franchise exposure. * Be confident when working within a fast moving and volume driven environment. * Be confident working towards set KPIs and tight deadlines. * Be highly experienced when managing the WSSI and possess a good understanding of managing 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 a motivational leader and therefore able to lead a more junior team to success. This is a brilliant opportunity to join this growing retailer with a passion for individual and original trend-led products, my client are looking for Merchandise Managers who are passionate about product as well as merchandising. In return for your hard work, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package as well as the opportunity to build a long lasting career within the business. 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.