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Merchandising Manager

Merchandising Manager

Posted 9 April by Michael Page Retail Easy Apply Ended

Join a fast paced and warm environment.

Manage the largest category or a leading big box retailer.

Client Details

A leading big box retailer with a great energy and strong values


  • Lead the Merchandise Planning team (12 colleagues) through providing clear goals, feedback and the tools, training and development to perform at a high standard, continuously growing performance and delivering high levels of reported Engagement.
  • Support the Trading teams in the delivery of sales and margin budgets.
  • Set and deliver target availability levels across Retail and Digital customer offers and fulfilment points.
  • Set Annual Stock budgets and manage the business Open To Buy.
  • Improve sales and stock related cash flow through improving stock turn and Gross Margin Return on Investment.
  • Measure and continuously improve Forecast accuracy.
  • Influence the commercial agenda to improve supply chain performance and business profit.
  • Ensure Seasons and Promotions are effectively planned, communicated and executed, with appropriate value maximising clearance plans in place for all product exits.
  • Ensure the physical flow of products is effectively planned with Distribution.
  • Contribute to the Supply strategy and be a key player in delivering a number of the projects that underpin it and well as day-to-day management of ongoing activity.
  • Support High profile Cross functional business projects, representing the Supply chain.
  • Maintain an in depth understanding of macro factors affecting the Supply of stock to stores, actively developing your external network.
  • Develop relationships with key suppliers and help manage negotiations in partnership with the Trading team to improve supplier performance.
  • Manage and improve Vendor On Time In Full performance.


  • Strong Leadership skills with a track record of leading high performance and highly engaged teams.
  • Highly numerate and data insight driven individual with strong analytical skills and data handling ability. High Excel capability.
  • A customer centric individual who can build plans based on customer feedback and insight.
  • A strong communicator and influencer with all internal stakeholders from Exec onwards and able to represent the brand with external suppliers.
  • An expert organiser with excellent attention to detail.

Job Offer

A market leading salary is on offer for this role

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