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Senior Merchandiser / Merchandising Manager - International Fashion

Job Title: Senior Merchandiser / Merchandising Manager - International Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90309
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 09, 2012 16:42

Job Description

This global retailer is currently seeking an experienced Senior Merchandiser / Merchandising Manager to join its Head Office team. You will report directly in to the Head of Planning and Merchandising and will be responsible for your own category and therefore a small team of more junior merchandisers also. You will assist with the development and implementation of the area's business strategy, ensuring that the range delivered meets and exceeds the needs of the customer, ultimately maximising sales and market share. As a Senior Merchandiser/Merchandise Manager your key duties will include: * Working alongside the Buying team to ensure that the B&M strategy is achieved * Creating a range plan to optimise space and maximise sales and profit * Identifying and regularly reviewing potential supplier while negotiating commercially viable contracts * Monitoring and managing the availability of stock across the business * Managing the OTB * Managing a team of Merchandisers/Planners and Assistants as well as Admin Support The ideal candidate will have: * Proven experience working as an established Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser within a high volume retail environment and consequently be ready to take that next step in your career * Confidence when reviewing the WSSI and a good understanding of the OTB * A commercial mindset, with knowledge of the latest trends and overall retail market * Experience working across both the UK and International markets * Drive and ambition, with the ability to work autonomously and make decisions * Proven experience managing a small team, offering support and development opportunities to the more junior team members In return for your hard work, you will receive a generous salary as well as the opportunity to progress within the business, cementing a long-lasting and successful career. You will receive exceptional training via a structured development plan which will allow you to build on your existing skill set. If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, please apply now with an up to date CV.