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Merchandiser - Home

Job Title: Merchandiser - Home
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q93901
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: September 23, 2013 10:48

Job Description

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for experienced Merchandiser to join the homewares department of this leading retailer. Reporting to the Head of Merchandising you will be responsible for working closely alongside the buying and allocations team to plan and build a commercially successful range. To be considered you must be an experienced retail merchandiser with strong seasonal range planning and promotional planning skills. You must be currently working at Merchandiser level within a leading UK high street retailer, and be able to demonstrate strong leadership and team management skills. Primary responsibilities and accountabilities to include: · Maintaining the WSSI and controlling OTB · Working closely with the Buyer to plan the range in line with company strategy, departmental budgets and margin requirements · Creating and monitoring the range plan to maximise sales and profit · Review, propose and implement mark-down activity to reduce terminal stock. Planning end of season and in-season promotional activity and exit strategy · Monitoring market activity, through regular competitor shop visits · Identifying and regularly reviewing potential suppliers · Managing and motivating a small team The successful candidate will have: · Excellent leadership skills; be able to make decisions and be a key player in the departmental strategy planning with senior management · A high level of commercial awareness of current market trends as well as sound business acumen · Demonstrable retail merchandising experience operating at Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser level ideally with a mix of own-brand and branded product planning. Candidates from both a homewares and fashion background are encouraged to apply however you must have own-brand experience to be considered. · Excellent systems experience and an advanced knowledge of Excel. If you think you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to work for a market-leading company going from strength to strength, apply today with a copy of your updated CV. 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.