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Merchandise Manager

Job Title: Merchandise Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Yorkshire
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92723A
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: May 15, 2013 17:55

Job Description

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced 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, and playing a key role in setting the strategic direction of the department. Key responsibilities will include: * Maintaining forecasting and planning tools, and controlling OTB. * Creating a range plan to optimise space and maximise sales and profit in store. * Reviewing, proposing and implementing mark-down activity to reduce terminal stock. * Weekly stock and sales analysis. * Conducting lessons learned and seasonal reviews. * Monitoring market activity, through regular competitor shop visits and reacting where necessary. * Ensuring that your team are responding efficiently and effectively to any merchandising issues. To be considered you will have: * Excellent leadership skills and be adept at change management, analysis and decision making. * Advanced Excel skills. * Knowledge and ambition to drive the merchandising strategy. * A wealth of retail merchandising experience at team management level from a leading retailer on the high street. * Strong presentation skills and confidence to deliver strategic plans to senior members of the business and key business partners. The successful candidate will be someone who relishes a challenge and thrives in an environment that actively promotes autonomy and accountability at the highest level. For the right candidate, this will result in progression as the department and business grows as a result of your direct action. This is a rare opportunity to make a difference working for a leading retailer. In reward for you hard work, you will receive a generous salary, and additional benefits. 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.