Merchandiser

Recruiter
Cast UK Limited
Location
Blackburn
Salary
£25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted
20 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role Title

Merchandiser

£25-35k depending on level of experience + bonus + benefits

Burnley

Role Profile

My client, an established online home retailer, is looking to appoint two Merchandisers to join their head office team based in Burnley. Reporting into the Merchandise Manager, this is a hands-on and autonomous role where you will be responsible for stock analysis, forecasting, and website improvement. This £60m+ turnover business trades via a number of websites across the globe with plans for further expansion, therefore there is potential for the right candidate to drive forward their own progression. This is a fantastic opportunity for an analytical and confident Merchandiser to join a friendly, down to earth and supportive team. Candidates at strong Assistant Merchandiser level and above will be considered, therefore this is a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual to take a step up!

Responsibilities

  • Running weekly reports covering Sales, Stock, POs etc.
  • Reviewing data, providing insight into figures
  • Making recommendations to line manager and agreeing proposed actions to drive sales and margin
  • Placing UK supplier orders on a weekly basis within the agreed budgets, minimising risk and maximising sales potential by analysing sales and prioritising bestselling/lowest cover lines
  • Forecasting weekly sales, stock & intake at category level
  • Analysing slow moving stock, creating solutions to reduce stock holding whilst maximising turnover
  • Planning of budgets by category, option count and depth of buy based on the overall financial goals of the division
  • Assisting with the WSSI maintenance and management, flagging any issues noticed within the WSSI data that may require action
  • Raising product POs as required, working with the line manager to carry out size ratio analysis to use on the buys
  • Performing website checks, ensuring the products look as desired on the website
  • Making improvement suggestions and working with the Brand Managers to enact change requirements that drive sales and customer experience
  • Assisting with Critical Path maintenance to deliver key tasks in a timely manner, flagging any potential issues surrounding the critical path to the line manager

Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in retail merchandising is essential
  • Some exposure to e-commerce merchandising would be desirable
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Educated to a degree level would be advantageous
  • Commercial in thinking
  • Excellent communication skills

Client information

Our client is a successful and growing online home retailer

Remuneration
Up to £25-35k depending on level of experience + bonus + benefits

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Change & Transformation, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit www.castuk.com