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Category Manager

Atkinson Moss
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity to join an international brand as their Merchandising Manager, you will be commercially minded and highly numerate, with experience of merchandising, ready to make a real impact in a fast-paced environment.

The role requires someone who is driven with a logistical approach to numbers. Process management and attention to detail are very important, alongside the ability to be a team player as well as being prepared to take the lead and act autonomously when we need you to.

Key duties:
  • Responsibility for delivering target product margin.
  • Reviews assortment in season and plans changes with the Head of Buying to help achieve or beat sales forecast.
  • Ensures future seasons are set up and worked through at appropriate times.
  • Has a good understanding of, and provides input to, the budgeting process.
  • Responsibility for managing MD in line with margin targets.
  • To manage the lifecycle of products.
  • Responsibility for the management of stock.
  • Management of the end-to-end range planning process including sign off meetings, in conjunction with the Head of Buying.
  • Responsibility for Category Plan, including Risk and Opportunities through sales forecast, closing stocks, margins and option counts.
  • Achieving gross product margin targets set by the Senior Leadership Team.
  • On time implementation of seasonal cost prices in conjunction with the Head of Buying.
  • Responsibility for stock management and in-flow to hit forecast sales and closing stock targets.
  • Manages intake with Head of Operations to ensure all intake is on time and within budget.
  • Responsible for planning and delivering the collection and buy to support online sales.
  • Offers input to 3-year strategic plan in particular margin and stock targets.

What you'll need:
  • Proven experience of demand planning, merchandising and inventory control
  • Confident leader with strong influencing and management skills
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and results driven
  • Degree educated in a numerical discipline
  • Confident in using Excel and formulae to understand large data sets
  • Methodical and diligent
  • Strong business acumen and commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Robust, resilient character that can work in a fast-paced environment

Please apply online or get in touch with Laura at Atkinson Moss.
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