Junior Merchandiser - Footwear

Posted 7 December 2021 by Office Angels
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The main responsibility of the position is to fully manage trading on the department as well as planning future ranges to maximise sales opportunities and profit potential whilst minimising markdown spend.

The Junior Merchandiser will plan forward seasons, managing stock and OTB. They will manage margin and option count on the department and plan promotions and markdowns.

They will also be responsible for managing and training their team in line with departmental and individual objectives.

Main Responsibilities

Role Specific

· Ownership of trading the department - forecasting sales, managing linecards and placing repeats

· Ownership of planning future ranges - forecasting sales and range planning with Buying team in order to maximise sales opportunities

· Ownership of planning system - managing stock and OTB effectively

· Producing and analysing weekly reports

· Producing and analysing information for meetings including sign offs

· Managing margin on the department, both intake margin and exit margin

· Planning promotions and markdowns on the department

· Planning intake on the department to ensure sales are maximised and stock flow is optimal as well as within warehouse weekly targets

· Analysing past performance and driving SWOT analysis to build future strategies with the Buying team

· Building relationships with other departments particularly Buying but also web, supply chain etc

· Management of team and responsibility for teams workload

· Training and development of team in line with department and individual objectives

· Presenting figures, providing information and contribute in meetings with senior management

· Attend supplier meetings and develop relationships with suppliers

· Plan options by grade to ensure stores don't get over optioned

Branded Only

· Attend supplier meetings

· Review order books weekly from brands and call in stock as required

Living the Values

· Innovation and energy

· Open to learn and share

· Invest in personal development

· Courage to contribute ideas

· Recognise unique contribution


Additional Responsibilities

Contributing to a safe working environment

  • Contribute to a safe working environment by being aware of, and adhering to, legislative and health and safety requirements of the workplace


  • Uphold reputation by being a great ambassador for the brand
  • Bring ideas to management on how ongoing improvements can be achieved

Development of self and others

  • Take ownership for own development and participate in a coaching and feedback culture
  • Achieve agreed company objectives; attend training sessions, team meetings as requested


· Experience as a Senior Assistant Merchandiser in a retail Head Office

  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Advanced level Excel skills
  • Commercial and Strategic
  • Dynamic and proactive
  • Good communication skills
  • Team working skills
  • Able to work in a faced paced environment
  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Good negotiation skills

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