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Senior Merchandiser - Homewares (Maternity Cover)

Job Title: Senior Merchandiser - Homewares (Maternity Cover)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits (Dependant on Experience)
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89340
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 11, 2012 09:43

Job Description

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Homewares Senior Merchandiser to lead and develop a team and to deliver and implement the strategy for this key performing department. Reporting to the Head of Merchandising you will be responsible for liaising closely with the buying and allocations team and work together to build a commercially viable range. On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for: * Maintaining the WSSI and controlling OTB- Review, propose and implement mark-down activity to reduce terminal stock * Creating a range plan to optimise the allocated space and maximise sales and profit * Monitoring market activity, through regular competitor shop visits * Identifying and regularly review potential suppliers * Ensuring that your team are responding efficiently and effectively to any delivery issues To be considered you will have: * Excellent leadership skills and be adept at change management, analysis and decision making. * Advanced Excel knowledge as well as the ambition to drive the merchandising strategy. * A wealth of retail merchandising experience at team management level from a leading multiple retailer on the high street within the homeware sector. Personally, you will be the type of person who relishes a challenge and thrives in an environment that actively promotes autonomy and accountability at the highest level, which will result in progression as the department and business grows as a result of your direct action. This position is only available on a fixed term contract; therefore candidates available immediately or within a relatively short notice will be at an advantage.