Branch Merchandise Manager

Michael Page
North West England
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Michael Page are currently recruiting for a Branch Merchandising Manager for a large fashion multi-channel retailer based in the north west.

Client Details

Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Branch Merchandiser or Branch Merchandise Manager who can 'hit the ground running and lead the Branch Merchandising team.

The Branch Merchandise Manager is a brand new, exciting role. Within this role you will have the responsibility of controlling and managing our store, partnership and international portfolio to ensure our ranges achieve their sales, margin and terminal stock targets.


The Branch Merchandise Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • You will manage stock in a wide portfolio of our own stores as well as partnerships/concessions
  • You will work together with retail management to build and maintain strong relationships Lead and coach the branch merchandising team to be a motivated and high performing team, whilst developing and promoting talent
  • Lead the branch merchandisers to propose the framework for each brand to include phasing, department range mixes and option counts in line with store space In conjunction with commercial finance and retail ops
  • You will agree seasonal budgets and communicate to stakeholders and have the responsibility of managing the allocation and replenishment process which will include constantly reviewing to drive out improvement and best practice
  • Lead weekly store trade meetings driving appropriate actions as necessary to ensure delivery of weekly KPI's
  • Accompany buyers on key supplier visits to discuss performance and future plans Working with all stakeholders, come up with best practice for managing the flow of stock to partners and act as a contact between the product and partnership teams
  • Take ownership of the International work stream within product and drive out best practice to help deliver the KPI's for our international business


The Branch Merchandise Manager will need the following skills:

-Minimum 3 years experience of working at a senior level within a branch merchandising team (Essential)

-Experience of managing franchise partners

-Previous experience of managing & coaching others

-Field based experience of working as an Area Manager (desirable but not essential)

If you are looking for the chance to mould new processes and create from the ground up this role will offer you the chance to have maximum exposure to the whole business and will allow you to be in the driving seat to deliver a number of key initiatives.

Job Offer

Competitive Salary and Package

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