Retail Merchandiser

  • Job Reference: JS4567
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2020
  • Recruiter: u&i Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Merchandising
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Joanne Stratton
  • Email: joannes@uandisearch.com

Job Description

Our client is a British Heritage Retailer based in South West London.  They are currently looking for a Merchandiser on menswear.

Retail Merchandiser - The Role: 

  • Create seasonal strategy under guidance from SM and option plan alongside Buying team
  • Prepare Financial Plans, Department Plans and Sign Off Packs with attention to all major KPIs (Sales, margin, markdown and closing stocks) to present to SM/MD
  • Present in all sign off meetings to MD/PD with accompanying documentation/analysis to justify decisions
  • Present in pre-sign off meetings with SM to finalise strategy/ranging/buy
  • Manage OTB on seasonal and continuity lines
  • Work closely with Buying team to create cohesive and commercial range for the target market balancing price, fashion, colour and size in all stores
  • Regular competitor shops to understand market and develop commercial awareness
  • Oversee AM reporting process to ensure concise, accurate and timely information is received by team and MD
  • Present to Buying and Merch team in weekly trade meetings, proposal of actions for following week highlighting areas of risk and opportunity
  • Review AM markdown/promotion proposal and present to SM/MD
  • Take ownership of intake and stock levels with any significant delivery movements reported to SM/MD
  • Accountable for stock allocations and replenishment to branches as required
  • Manage WSSI with quarterly reforecast
  • Manage stock in season to ensure all KPIs (Sales, margin, markdown and closing stocks) are achieved
  • Hold regular 1-2-1s with direct reports to review goals and drive performance
  • Delegate and prioritise team tasks
  • Conduct annual reviews with realistic but stretch goal setting in line with company KPIs
  • Demonstrate market awareness including competitor activity
  • Understand the target customer
  • Awareness of and works within Brand values
  • Positive attitude and adaptable to constantly changing retail environment 

Retail Merchandiser - The Candidate: 

  • Formal qualifications: Educated to degree level or equivalent, GCSE Maths or equivalent
  • Commercial and product focussed
  • Demonstrably computer literate in spreadsheets
  • High level of numeracy require
  • Excellent team management skills
  • Track record/ relevant achievements: Track record confirmed through promotions within businesses worked in
  • Junior Merchandiser/Merchandiser experience within retail environment 

Retail Merchandiser - The Package: 

  • Competitive, dependant on experience 

Due to the anticipated interest in this role only short listed candidates will be contacted
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