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Senior Merchandise Planner - Furniture & Storage

Job Title: Senior Merchandise Planner - Furniture & Storage
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, Hampshire
Industry:
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96402_1414757399
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: October 31, 2014 12:10

Job Description

This UK & international retailer is currently looking for a Senior Merchandiser for their hardline ranges. With over 200 stores in the UK and growing; this business is looking for committed Merchandiser within their Furniture, Shelves and Outdoor Storage within their multi-channel offer.

As a Senior Merchandiser you'll be responsible for ensuring that the right products are available stores and on-line, at the right time and in the correct quantities!

Your responsibilities are-

  • Forecasting and allocation of category
  • Analysing past sales trends to anticipate future need - so you'll need to be commercially aware with an analytical flair.
  • Accurately forecast trends, plan stock levels and performance.
  • Create processes to maximise profits and manage the performance of ranges
  • planning promotions and markdowns as necessary.
  • Development focus; aware of own personal strengths and developments needs, seeks and acts on feedback from others on own actions and behaviours
  • Optimising the sales volume and profitability of designated product areas through effective stock, sales and merchandise planning.
  • Working closely with our buying teams to deliver ranges that hit margin targets as well as managing sales performance .
  • Developing business plans in managing stock exit plans is also essential including seasonal and end-off-line stock
  • Wastage targets
  • You'll use your layout plans that incorporate space and stock planning.
  • Plan product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans in conjunction with buyers
  • ensures the customer is at the forefront of their thinking.

To be successful you will-

Have merchandising experience within a blue-chip retailer and to have traded a range through a WSSI.

  • Retail or Supplier background with the relevant product categories will be considered - DIY, Furniture (indoor or Outdoors)Household & Home
  • high influence individual & can consult & make key decisions in a ever-changing market
  • Have accountability of a category of 35 - 200 million & in control of the OTB.
  • Must be at a Merchandise Planner or Senior Merchandiser level with complete 360 accountability
  • Previous experience in stock modelling
  • Effective communication and stakeholder management skills to devise a merchandising plan for multiple produce areas, as well as store
  • Financial Modelling (e.g. Availability, intake planning, margin forecasting)

If you fee you have the relevant experience & feel can add value at a senior level. This business will offer full relocation if not in the current area. The busienss offers an autonomous wokring environment and also can work part of a team please send your cv quoting the reference Q96402

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.