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Merchandise Planning Manager - Fashion

Job Title: Merchandise Planning Manager - Fashion
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94185
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 12, 2013 11:42

Job Description

This leading brand has an exciting opportunity for a Merchandise Planning Manager to join their fashion team. Reporting directly into the Head of Merchandising you will assist with the overall strategy, planning and development of your department, ensuring that the range delivered both meets and exceeds the needs of the customer, in order to maximise sales and increase market share. Key responsibilities will include: · Working closely with the Buying team to ensure that the B&M strategy is achieved · Creating a range plan which both optimises space and maximises sales and profit · Regularly reviewing existing and identifying potential suppliers, whilst negotiating commercially viable contracts · Overseeing the flow of stock and availability across the business · Managing the OTB and WSSI for your category · Attending and contributing to senior management planning and strategy meetings · Managing a small team of Merchandisers and Assistants as well as Admin Support The successful candidate will: · Currently be working at either Senior Merchandiser level or already be working at Merchandise Manager within a retail fashion head office. · Be confident when working within a fast moving and volume driven environment · Be confident working towards set KPIs and tight deadlines · Be highly experienced when managing the WSSI and possess a good understanding of managing the OTB · Be an analytical character with the ability to handle large amounts of data with ease · Possess a commercial mind-set, with knowledge of the latest trends and overall fashion market · Be a motivational leader and therefore able to lead a more junior team to success This is a fantastic role for those looking to join a leading retail business. As a result of working for a global company you will gain invaluable exposure across the industry and be given clear and realistic development opportunities. As this role sits within the fashion team they are looking for fashion-orientated Merchandise Managers who are passionate about product as well as merchandising; it is therefore essential that you have previous fashion merchandising experience across ladieswear, menswear or essentials. In return for your hard work, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package as well as the opportunity to build a long lasting career with a leading retailer. 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.