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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: Q96402A_1414758162
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: samantha.silva@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: October 31, 2014 12:22

Job Description

This UK & international retailer is currently looking for a Senior Merchandiser for their Cleaning - Detergents & Hardline category. With over 200 stores in the UK and growing; this business is looking for committed Merchandiser for 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.
  • 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
  • Minimising 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
  • Have developed people through succession planning & person development plans
  • ensures the customer is at the forefront of your thinking.

To be successful you will-

  • Have merchandising experience within a blue-chip retailer and to have traded a range through using a WSSI.
  • Retail or Supplier background with the relevant product categories will be considered - Household, Cleaning & Detergents, & Cleaning tools (non-electrical)
  • 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.
  • Financial Modelling experience (e.g. Availability, stock intake, margin forecasting)

If you feel you have the relevant experience & can add value at a senior, influential level where you can work autonomously on your own & as part of a team then please send your cv quoting the reference Q96402A.

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.