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Retail Buyer/Merchandiser - Online Marketplace

Employer
MORI
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

MORI is a digitally native, direct-to-consumer baby and kids clothing brand established and headquartered in London. We are a hard-working and close-knit team dedicated to creating quality products and a global brand loved by parents. Key to our growth is the strength in our brand, standing by our values and connecting deeply with our customers.

The role

This is a new and exciting role which will give you the opportunity to shape a new business strategy at our fast growing brand. As the Buyer/Merchandiser, you will be developing our online marketplace strategy, and partnerships for all non-textiles product categories. We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of the infant/nursery accessory, toy and gift market, the top players and the consumer expectations. You will have a minimum of 5 years' experience within a multi brand e-commerce / department store buying/merchandising background with an established network of brand and market contacts. You will have a proven track record in establishing new business and partnership management with a strong entrepreneurial mindset. As the first specialist in this area you will be key in setting the structure for future development

and growth.



Responsibilities
  • New product selection & planning of the seasonal merchandise assortment that fits with MORI brand values and esthetics
  • Buy to budget, and deliver the KPIs to drive sales, margin and profit, in line with the Business Plan
  • Manage the pricing architecture to be competitive in the market, in accordance with the business KPI's and strategy
  • Manage the commercial relationships with suppliers of the selected brands and products that will be offered on MORI's website
  • Negotiate prices, quantities and delivery time-scales
  • Liaise with other employees about sales performances, report on what is and isn't working and continuously optimise the product offering
  • Ensure stock availability aligned with the sales targets, in coordination with the commercial teams
  • Continually research the market to build plans for 'new' market opportunities which add incremental business in a competitive, relevant and innovative way


You
  • Knowledge of the UK/US and European infant/ nursery accessory, toy and gift markets
  • Over 5 years in a Buying/Merchandising role in the relevant categories with a track record of growing profitable sales
  • Self-starter, passionate about the retail market and able to operate with a high level of autonomy with excellent communication skills to enable the development and growth of new business partner relationships
  • Must have good familiarity with eCommerce buying and merchandising
  • Must have aptitude with numbers to analyse the performance and deliver against the commercials targets
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Adaptable to change to react with agility to changing market conditions and business priorities
  • Able to travel to relevant industry trade fairs in the UK, EU and USA


Benefits
  • Industry competitive salary
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Opportunity to WFH and flexible working hours
  • Regular social activities
  • 50% discount on our collections
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