Junior Merchandiser

London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
At QVC we know what we’re doing, we’ve been doing it really well for twenty years.

Our customers trust us and we get closer to them than other retailers. We understand them, we look after them.

We are looking for a Planner /Junior Merchandiser to join our team in Planning, it’s a fast paced and diverse role and when we say that two days are never the same, we’re not kidding. Just look around our business and it’s easy to see why. You can find our channels on Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media and we’re online at qvcuk.com and via mobile and tablet apps. We sell big name brands for everything from Elemis to Bose, Giles Deacon to Dyson. Our business isn’t like any other business and you’ll love our people – we’re a friendly bunch.

There’s a lot to get excited about as we are leaders in our market and are renowned for our creative and innovative direction which you will be able to be a part of in our Planning team.

Featuring the right products on air at the right time of day is a vital factor in maximising sales, here at the UK’s leading home shopping channel. It’s an exciting challenge, which can be yours, in this interesting merchandising/product management role that’s just that little bit different from the run-of-the-mill. The product ranges at QVC include Fashion, Beauty, Jewellery, Electronics and Homestyle.

Reporting into a Senior Planner, you will provide an objective link between Buyers and Broadcasters, ensuring the long-term profitability of airtime and products as well as maximising sales opportunities in the short term. In this role you will work closely with buyers and will be responsible for your own product area. This will involve in-depth demand and sales analysis to determine the optimum positioning for products and TV shows and the effective rotation and management of merchandise.

It’s live television and there are many factors to take into account in planning our sales. You must be able to demonstrate adaptability and be flexible to change. To be successful you need to have proven experience in sales and inventory analysis, ideally within merchandising or stock management. You will also be commercially minded, creative, numerate and PC literate. Excellent forecasting and analytical abilities with the ability to pay close attention to detail is essential.

The successful candidate will possess good communication & interpersonal skills and will be a team player who is able to liaise with others & build relationships. Good planning & organisational skills are key and the ideal candidate will have the ability to work to deadlines, multi-task, and work under pressure. You will need to have a high level of accuracy and be self-motivated in this live commercial environment.

At QVC we see it like this, you spend a third of your life in work, so work happy* Live better

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