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Senior Merchandiser - Immediate Start

Senior Merchandiser - Immediate Start

Posted 10 December 2019 by Quest Search and Selection Ltd
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Quest Search and Selection is working with this multi-channel, multi-product retail company that is a global, destination retailer that has been established for over 100 years.

They are looking for a Senior Merchandiser to join the team. This role consists of delivering the planning strategy and to contribute to the strategic growth of Buying and Merchandising.

Responsibilities as a Senior Merchandiser are:

  • Manage and support the development of junior members of the team and support close teamwork
  • Prepare all markdown activity reporting template to get approvals,
  • Work with stores to manage inventory to maximise availability and minimise overstock,
  • To plan sales, margin, stock and markdown budgets for all the company's UK stores,
  • Plan and develop merchandising strategies that balance both customers' expectations and company's strategy
  • Define the exit strategy for discontinued stock while ensuring the margin budgets are achieved
  • Monitor the performance of products within each defined category portfolio to give full visibility of product shortage, overstock, slow moving/obsolete stock and stock turnover.
  • Take action on slow selling stock to ensure that discontinued stock targets are met,

Experience needed as a Senior Merchandiser:

  • You must be an Establish Merchandiser, Senior Merchandiser or Merchandise Manager .
  • They are open to category but the business has a high number of SKU levels.
  • Backgrounds that are suitable include Accessories, Footwear, Home, Electricals, Toys, Fashion or Department stores.
  • Strong Excel skills and have had experience within merchandising management systems
  • Have managed at least at an Assistant Merchandiser level
  • Have had experience working within a fast retailer
  • Good organisation skills and strong communication skills
  • Can work independently and as part of a team

This role will require a start before Christmas so you must have a short notice period or be immediately available!

The salary is £45,000 - £50,000 (there is a potential to stretch up to £55,000 for the right candidate) & the role comes with bonus potential, generous holiday allowance, season ticket loan & pension.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 39537963

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