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Merchandiser - Footwear

Job Title: Merchandiser - Footwear
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94677
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.04437.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: December 06, 2013 16:38

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced merchandiser to join a leading global retailer within the footwear team. This is a perfect opportunity for an experienced and professional candidate currently working at Merchandiser level within fashion to join a fast-paced and dynamic business going from strength to strength. As Merchandiser you will be responsible for planning and trading within the footwear team, working closely with the Buyers to build a commercially viable and successful range, and providing accurate and insightful stock and sales analysis to increase sales and profitability. Primary responsibilities will include: - Maintaining the department WSSI and utlising it appropriately to forecast stock and sales requirements and targets. - Managing OTB and budget planning. - Working closely with Buyer to plan a commercially viable range. - Creation and management of departmental range plans. - Effective trade reporting and sales analysis. - Identifying and resolving potential issues and stock related problems. Managing relenishment and ordering process. - Managing and leading a team. To be considered you must have the following skills and experience: - Previous retail merchandising experience at Merchandiser level from a leading high street fashion retailer. Online experienced is highly desirable but is not essential. - Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in an analytical subject such as Maths, Economics, Business or the sciences. - Excellent leadership skills and team management experience. - Commercial awareness of current market trends. - Strong analysis skills. - Advanced knowledge of Excel. - A pro-active approach and ability to multi-task. This is fantastic opportunity to work for a global business with excellent opportunities for progression for the right candidate. If you are a Merchandiser looking for your next challenge and you want to work for a leading retailer, apply with your up-to-date CV now. 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.