Merchandiser

Recruiter
Michael Page Retail
Location
Crawley
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
14 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

As a Merchandiser for this leading Fashion brand based near Crawley, you will create and implement a commercial strategy that will optimise sales and profit of your category.

Client Details

The entrepreneurial spirit of this retail business along with their collaborative work ethic makes them an employer of choice across the region.

Description

As a Merchandiser for this lifestyle fashion brand you will be responsible for:

  • Actively trading the department, working with the buyer to make commercial trading decisions to maximise sales and minimise any potential risk
  • Develop a commercial strategy with the buyer with sign off with the Management team to maximize sales and profit potential and implement ideas to generate future growth
  • Plan seasonal sales and stock phasing by category to reflect trends, product launches
  • Take a strategic approach to markdown and promotions
  • Build an option framework by category and by phase across the store formats/grades
  • Work with the buying team to manage intake from suppliers and identify any issues that could impact sales performance and propose solutions
  • Motivate and inspire your team with a clear vision for the future of the department explaining strategy, goals and targets

Profile

To be successful in the role of Merchandiser you will need the following skills:

  • Be highly numerate, literate, analytical and communicative
  • Have a good understanding of the industry and it's competitors
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative, self motivations and ownership
  • Have strong Excel skills

Job Offer

In return for your hard work you will receieve the following:

  • Basic salary c£35,000-42,000k plus bonus (approx 10%)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Plus other exciting benefits