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Merchandiser - International (Fashion)

Job Title: Merchandiser - International (Fashion)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94758
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.26748.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: December 20, 2013 14:41

Job Description

Best known for its high quality product and attentive customer service, a rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Merchandiser to join this fashion retailer working within the international merchandising department. Working at Merchandiser level, you will assist in the delivery of the optimum product range, both meeting and exceeding the expectations and needs of the customer for the company's international store base. This will be achieved through accurate planning and analysis, while adhering to guidelines set within the brand's Merchandising strategy. As International Merchandiser you will also be responsible for: * Working closely with the Buying, Development and Design teams to ensure the best possible range is delivered to the customer * Maintaining constant communication with the Buying and Merchandise Managers, making them aware of changes to the critical path and giving recommendations regarding the product mix and selection in order to maximise profit * Managing a small team of Assistant Merchandisers and Allocators, leading the department to success and working on each team members personal development * Managing the allocation of stock to all international store locations * Liaising with suppliers and the Technical team to ensure that all deliveries are received in time and available to the Allocations team within set time frames * Analysing store sales, identifying best and slow sellers, adjusting stock levels and actioning promotions / price amendments accordingly * Analysing historical sales data in order to plan and forecast future sales and ensuring that all stock availability and allocations are in line with this * Overseeing store gradings and offering any recommendations of change to the Merchandise Manager * Working closely with store/area managers and franchise managers The ideal candidate will be: * Educated to degree level, or equivalent, within a relevant field such as Mathematics, Economics or Business Studies * Currently working at Junior Merchandiser or Merchandiser level within the fashion sector. Branch merchandising or international merchandising experience would be advantageous, however candidates from a core merchandising background within fashion are encouraged to apply. * Highly analytical * Confident presenting your findings to others * An enthusiastic and dynamic character, with a strong will to succeed * Passionate about product and have a strong commercial knowledge * A skilled communicator * An experienced line manager In return for your hard work and dedication, this retailer will reward you with a competitive salary, along with the opportunity of long term progression within the business. If this sounds like the role you're looking for, please apply now with an up to date CV. 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.