Web Merchandise Manager

Recruiter
Hays
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£50,000 - £59,999
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Dec 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Leading high street fashion brand looking for a Web Merchandise Manager to join their team in Central London!


Your new company
One of the authority on fashion & the go-to retailer for the latest trends, must-have styles & the hottest deals, is looking for an experienced Online Merchandise Manager to join their eCommerce team in Central London.

Your new role
The Web Merchandise Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a merchandising strategy to drive sales, grow the brand online, and create an engaging online shopping experience for our customers.

Deliverables:
* Manage the performance and development of 2 x merchandise direct reports and 2 x uploading direct reports.
* Work with the Regional Ecom Director to produce annual and seasonal financial planning to support the budget process applying strategic overlays to the base numbers based on local initiatives.
* Create seasonal merchandising and trading strategies based on forward intake, seasonal trends and other local events with monthly and weekly sales phasing.
* Provide the DC and Customer Services with accurate unit and order forecasts to support operational plans.
* Drive sales, conversion, margin, and inventory turn in addition to other KPIs, analyzing trends and comparatives and providing insight and actions to improve.
* Develop, execute and review the trade plan for each local market in keeping with local competition and local calendars identifying overlays on the global brand campaigns.
* Review trading patterns and pull the necessary levers in a bid to improve performance e.g. adding or changing onsite promotions and/or emails, increasing affiliate activity or working with the allocation team to manipulate stock packages.
* Continually review and improve the customer shopping experience across all devices by employing online merchandise strategies: including navigational enhancements, visual merchandising and impactful and clear customer messaging and sign-posting.
* Complete monthly lessons learnt to have a record of what has worked well and/or what could have been done better to inform planning the following year.
* Devise seasonal out-plans to manage space in the warehouse to optimise ecommerce sales performance and promotional strategy.
* Liaise with design to ensure all creative to on brand and suitable to the local markets and the translation teams to ensure all copy is relevant to each market.

What you'll need to succeed

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree and fashion background preferred;
* 5 years of merchandising, buying or planning experience in web retail experience preferred
* Prior e-Commerce experience required
* Prior management experience is essential
* A fashion background and strong knowledge of textiles is preferred
* Must be extremely organised and detail-oriented;
* Must be able to work quickly and efficiently
* Knowledge of online analytics tools (Google Analytics)
* Understanding of online shopping behaviours

What you'll get in return

Competitive salary + bonus + benefits

What you need to do now
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