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Merchandiser - Central London

Job Title: Merchandiser - Central London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q99986
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 13, 2016 17:21

Job Description

This position is for a UK department store that provides both branded and Private Label merchandise & products for their retail customers.

In this position you will be working alongside the Buyers you will use your knowledge of stock management, forecasting & range planning to allow the right product and availability to get to the stores focusing on all product areas and dealing with a high number of SKU's.

The ultimate role is to deliver & effectively manage the planning & allocation of stock to deliver the sales plan through working collaboratively with your people.

Your responsibilities includes -

  • Managing the OTB for the category
  • To contribute to the strategic planning alongside the Merchandise Manager and Head of Merchandising.
  • Being able to forecast sales, stock and margin
  • Collate, coordinate and manage the WSSI to define stock and intake targets and liaising with the Finance team
  • Support the Category teams to manage and forecast the Category WSSIs
  • Manage the company stock and markdown strategy and margin expectations
  • Define the exit strategy for discontinued stock while ensuring the margin budgets are achieved
  • Maintain the planning Critical Path
  • Highlight opportunities and risks in the merchandising measures, targets and best practises and drive change accordingly.
  • Work with stores to manage inventory to maximise availability and minimise overstock.
  • To plan sales, margin, stock and markdown budgets
  • Identifying opportunities and risks for the categories
  • To own and maintain the overall buying critical path.
  • Collate, coordinate and manage the WSSI to define stock and intake targets

To be successful you must -

  • To be successful in this position you must already be a Merchandiser or Merchandise Manager.
  • You must have retail experience but will be open to category whether this is from a department store, supermarket, non-food or mixed good retailer.
  • Previous experience of managing people at an Assistant Merchandiser level is desirable
  • WSSI & Microsoft Excel skill set is essential
  • Confident in own actions and decision making with high levels of enthusiasm!

In reward you will have the opportunity to work in a UK leading retailer with lots of expansion! There is also a bonus, pension and generous holiday allowance. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q99986.

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.

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