Merchandiser

Recruiter
Homebase
Location
Milton Keynes, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Jul 2019
Closes
31 Jul 2019
Ref
1196197158
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Founded in 1979, Homebase is one of the UK's leading home improvement and garden retailers. The company operates over 190 stores across the UK and Ireland, employing in excess of 8,000 people throughout its store estate, distribution centres and support offices.

Its product range includes painting and decorating, plants, garden tools and accessories, kitchens and furniture.

People don't just visit us for a tin of paint or a packet of screws. They're looking for fresh ideas and inspiration for their home and gardens. To make their house a home. And that's what makes a career at Homebase so rewarding.

The role

The Merchandiser is responsible for maximising sales & profitability on buying area product range whilst minimising loss/markdowns.

What will I be doing?
  • End to end stock flow for relevant departments
  • WSSI management/maintenance
  • Drive stock turn and deliver business stock levels in line with budget. (Store/DC/Dockside)
  • Range reviews alongside Buyers
  • Support the building of a range plan alongside the buyer
  • Suggesting sales driving activity to drive cash and reduce stock where appropriate.
  • Improving availability to maximise sales and customer experience
  • Manage suppliers ensuring a strong mutually beneficial relationship
  • Constantly identifying and implementing Merchandising process improvements
  • Liaising cross functionally to deliver the department plans.
  • Clearance and Markdown plans in conjunction with buying.
  • Stock analysis to drive stock health actions.
  • Promotional/seasonal planning support
  • Recommendations on pack size, MOQ/MOV

What I need to be successful:
  • Merchandising experience, preferably of a seasonal/perishable/showroom/big ticket purchase area.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Engaging
  • Strong excel and Microsoft office skills
  • Strong influencer
  • Range building experience

Benefits

When joining us you'll enjoy a range of benefits including:
  • 24 days annual leave
  • Store discounts up to 20%
  • Company Pension & Life Assurance
  • Access to our employee assistance helpline

And many more additional benefits, discounts and offers.

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