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Merchandiser

Job Title: Merchandiser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95440
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.48486.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 24, 2014 18:00

Job Description

This successful retailer currently has an exciting opportunity for a Merchandiser to join their lively head office team. As Merchandiser you will be responsible for planning and trading across your given department, as well as supporting the Buyer with in-depth sales analysis to make commercially successful ranging decisions. You must have a strong merchandising background and be confident in budget planning and forecasting a SKU and category level. Key responsibilities will include: * Management of the department WSSI and OTB control. * Working closely with the Buyer - supporting them with ranging decisions and providing in-depth product and category analysis. * Preparing allocation plans and managing replenishment. * Managing and planning exit strategy. * Liaising with suppliers and monitoring critical path. * Working closely with suppliers and the DC to ensure purchase orders and shipped and deliveries are brought into the warehouse is a timely fashion to maximise in-store availability and sales. * Involvement in strategy planning and range review meetings with senior management. You must have the following skills and experience: * Be currently working at Merchandiser level within retail and be responsible for planning and trading your own departments. WSSI exposure and understanding is essential. * Product experience in homewares or non-food is highly desirable, candidates with fashion experience are also encouraged to apply. * Advanced knowledge of Excel. * Proactive and problem-solving in your approach. * Ability to work well in a team as well as on your own. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a growing retailer with a great working culture and team spirit. If you are looking for a new challenge and you think you have the relevant experience we want to hear from you! 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.