International Merchandiser (7 month mat cover) - Wallis\/Evans

Recruiter
Arcadia Group Limited
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Be part of the team...
Be part of a fast paced, passionate and forward thinking team, working across two well established brands. Our people show innovation, take ownership, challenge the norm and play an active part in driving our business forward.

About the role...
You will be responsible for developing the Wallis and Evans International Merchandising strategy. Leading a team of 6 You will be the key interface between the UK core merchandising, buying, and creative teams, sharing market knowledge to influence the brand international strategy.
We have over 100 International franchise stores spanning the Middle East, SE Asia, and Europe. In addition, 16 wholesale department store matts in Germany and Australia. You will form successful working relationships with all partners acting as an ambassador for our brands.

What you'll be doing...
  • Develop an International market strategy which supports growth and reflects product lessons learnt. Present this to the management team.
  • Manage the OTB process from planning to delivery in store.
  • Ensure a regular balanced flow of stock at the correct level for each market.
  • Pro-actively work with Partners to achieve market sales potential.
  • Pro-actively drive the business through the trading of stock in season.
  • Manage despatch and stock levels through regular re-forecasting.
  • Continue to develop best practice within the department as the business grows.
  • Motivate the team and manage individuals to achieve results.
  • Build relationships both internally and externally

About You...
  • Proven merchandising skills at either Merchandiser or Established Merchandiser level
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to overcome issues, propose solutions and make commercial decisions.
  • Confidence to work with and influence the Brand merchandising teams and Partners.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage and develop a team.
  • Brand ambassador

Relationships...
  • Brand Directors
  • Brand buying and merchandising teams
  • Brand Finance
  • Franchise Partners
  • Arcadia Colleagues on cross brand projects.


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