Role details

Head of Merchandising

East Midlands   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Head of Merchandising-Womenswear
  • East Midlands

About Our Client

My client is a successful reputable retailer who are looking for a strong, commercial Head of Merchandising to drive and develop the womenswear department.

Job Description

The Head of Merchandising will be responsible for the following:

  • Contributing at a strategic and decision making level within the business and focusing on strategic development of the ranges
  • To drive the department strategy across womenswear which will include planning, managing and achieving the targeted measures of Sales, Stock turn, Markdown and profit.
  • Management and development of the merchandising department
  • Collaborating with the Buying and Design Department, to achieve marketable ranges, trading the ranges and managing performance in season.
  • Formulating range strategy, utilising data to support your strategy
  • Managing and motivating a team to achieve the best results
  • Managing profit performance and developing strategies to increase bottom line results
  • Range planning and markdown control and overall management of terminal stock to keep within budgeted levels.
  • To encourage teams to manage the supply base, monitoring Commitment and Intake, and to work closely with the supplier to minimize lead times, create flexibility and improve availability and margin.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • A proven track record as an established Merchandise Manager or current Head of Merchandising from a fashion retail background.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to build and develop a team.
  • Outstanding commercial awareness, with a strong understanding of the fashion industry
  • Well developed commercial and business acumen
  • Strong people management skills, along with superb communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel confidently - Use of analytical systems - WSSI Planning -
  • Experience in a major Retail company

What's on Offer

Competitive Package and Salary

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