Merchandising Manager (Fashion)

Michael Page Retail
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is looking for a Merchandising Manager (Fashion) to plan and merchandise fashion product ranges which satisfy customer requirements and deliver the core values and attributes of the Brand(s). They will manage an Assistant Merchandiser to meet current and future sales, margin and stock targets within budget.

Client Details

My client is a well known, multi-channel fashion retailer with a need for someone who can come in and be autonomous in the role.


The Merchandising Manager (Fashion) will:

  • In conjunction with the Buying Team and QA develop, review and gain agreement for the department strategy and targets for each product area to achieve sales and profit plans. Deliver product review and range finalisation in line with the critical path
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of departmental performance and understand which are the most appropriate levers to use to maximise business performance at any given time
  • Agree with Head of Merchandising and Buyer the sales targets from 'open to buy' and range reviews. Agree range plan, stock flow, margins and process with the Buyer to ensure smooth flow of the right stock at the right time
  • Work with the Buying team to analyse sales trends and patterns and manipulate forward commitment to ensure the correct mix of product at all times. Highlight any risk areas to the sales targets and identifies opportunities to over achieve against target
  • Proactively manage in season trading to deliver, sales, stock margin and markdown targets through effective range building, planning, repeats and promotion - escalate major trading issues with action plans


    • Proven experience gained in a Supply chain environment with a full appreciation of all business functions and all internal relationships
    • Sound experience of Merchandise/Planning in a mail order or large retail environment/Multi channel business
    • Accountability to Deliver Functional Excellence
    • Results Focus
    • Managing Self and Others
    • Negotiating and Influencing
    • Technical Skill
    • Planning and Prioritisation
    • Business Improvement
    • Judgement and Decision Making

    Job Offer

    Merchandising Manager (Fashion)

    FTC 12 Month


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