Trading Merchandiser

The Retail Bulletin Ltd
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role: Trading Merchandiser

Location: Huddersfield

Type: Permanent

Job Title: Trading Merchandiser

Salary: £24,000 to £30,000, dependant on experience

Hours: 39.5

Role overview

As growth continues, we are looking to expand our teams.

My client is looking to recruit a Merchandiser / Trader to join the team.

As a Product Merchandiser / Product Trader with my client, you’ll be working closely within one of our consumer electrical categories to maximise profitability by predicting and monitoring sales and stock levels, helping the buyer with range selection, by trading the price, promoting on our different websites and channels, driving cost effective traffic via the traffic team and focusing on improving conversion.

This is an exciting opportunity to really get autonomy within a role and make a difference, as you’ll be responsible for delivering the P&L of one of our more important product categories.

The client is a dynamic, creative and innovative company, investing heavily in eCommerce. Being one of the fastest growing and largest independent online retailers, with a turnover of £140 million+. We have six well-recognised online brands which is what makes us the success that we are. We continue to grow year on year, so now’s the time to join in!

Reporting to the Buyer but with a high degree of autonomy, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the right goods are available in the right quantities, and that they’re being sold at the right price. You will also work closely with our technical and creative web teams to improve sales across our various websites and channels, which you’ll do by constantly analysing customer behaviour and trading on price, position and promotions. You will use a variety of data sources including our Data Warehouse together with ecommerce tools such as Google Analytics, ClickTail and Heatmaps to analyse customer conversion and on our websites and to drive ROI.

It’ll come as no surprise that you’ll need to be highly analytical, with excellent abilities in manipulating data. Previously you would have worked within either a retail or supply chain environment, with strong commercial acumen, to really support mature problem solving. You must really care about the detail, have a strong interest in products. You will also be able to communicate well in particular write compelling product copy, translating product features into benefits. As for your personality traits, it is key that you are a strong character, self-motivated, and a self-starter who is looking to develop and succeed within a growing team and company.

Does our Merchandiser / Trader role sound like the right role for you? Well then get in touch and let us know, and we can arrange to see you to discuss it all in more detail. We’ve got lots more we can tell you so we look forward to hearing from you!