Merchandiser - Fashion

Recruiter
Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of qu
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
17 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an experienced Merchandiser or a talented Junior Merchandiser who is ready for the next step. We are seeking an enthusiastic, individual, with at least 3 years Head Office Merchandising experience, mainly in Womenswear, plus line management skills.
Good numerical and analytical skills, combined with great organisation are essential, as are a strong commercial awareness and a passion for fashion. You will also need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of Excel and knowledge of Word.

The position
You will plan and trade a product category, in order to maximise margin, whilst achieving availability & stock targets. This will include:

• Strategising and range planning from department level down to category and sub category
• Building annual category budgets for sales, margin, markdown and stock
• Forecasting sales and stocks through effective WSSI management
• Facilitating availability from supplier to stores, franchisees and customers
• Creating, reviewing & presenting markdown proposals, evaluating the impact on net margin & terminal stocks
• Line managing an Assistant Merchandiser & an Allocator
What we offer
You will gain experience working for a universally recognised brand. Laura Ashley prides itself on being a dynamic and friendly workplace which encourages growth of individuals through internal opportunities and promotions. We offer a car allowance, up to 40% store discount, Private Healthcare and other benefits.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please send your CV and a covering letter, stating your current salary and benefits package to careers@lauraashley.com.

NB: Please note only successful candidates will be contacted & applications from Recruitment agencies will NOT be accepted