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Merchandiser – Head Office Retailer (TGS1382) – £40k

Merchandiser – Head Office Retailer (TGS1382) – £40k

  • Merchandisers
  • London

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGS1382

The Company:

An experienced Merchandiser is required to join our client, a successful online and high street retailer within their head office in London.  Your main purpose will be to drive departmental and company performance, by planning, managing and optimising sales, stock, markdown and profit.

The Role:

  • Pivotal in driving Department strategy with the Buyer – Planning, managing and achieving the targeted measures of Sales, Stock turn, Markdown and Profit.
  • Controlling the in-season Open-to-Buy down to category level through monthly WSSI meetings with Head of Merchandising
  • Effective range planning and markdown control, supervise the management of Terminal Stocks to keep within budgeted
  • Encourage teams to manage the supply base, monitoring commitment and intake
  • Work closely with the supplier to minimise lead times, create flexibility and improve availability and
  • Train, motivate and develop the team, and ensure the development of their teams at all
  • Develop and maintain strong cross-functional relationships with IT, Distribution, Warehousing, Retail and manage Departmental budgets and KPI’s
  • Represent the Department at weekly Trading
  • Take a lead role in new initiatives for your Department

Skills Required:

  • Have a minimum of 4-5 years in a similar role
  • Be able to manipulate OTB and intake so as to maintain stock
  • WSSI knowledge and experience
  • Plans & Forecasting experience
  • Have undertaken regular branch visits and provide feedback
  • Be able to provide strong and effective leadership on all matters relating to the
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