Role details


London   •   £37,000 - £430,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Growing Outdoor and Leisure Retailer
  • Merchandising across a large number of stores

About Our Client

The client are an outdoor retailer in central London which has seen substantial yet sustainable global growth throughout the last few years.

They provide the utmost autonomy for their merchandisers and expose them to different ways of working and have direct communication with the senior management team, due to their relatively flat structure.

It truly is a meritocracy and looks to develop their candidates and move them up the career ladder.

Job Description

The key responsibilities of the Merchandiser, working for this retailer based in London will involve:

  • Manage the intake of stock globally in line with agreed stock level KPI's
  • Plan and manage global stock availability for new and core products, in line with KPI's
  • Identifying methods of replenishment which are the most cost effective, driving change and developing new processes and practices
  • Develop detailed assortment plans to achieve sales revenue, units and profit targets identified and implement an agreed department strategy
  • Create a range plan to maximise sales and profit, planning full price and promotional plans
  • Analyse range performance, looking at potential range gaps and overbuys/discontinuation of styles
  • Monitor performance against plan, taking appropriate action to meet the correct stock holding KPI targets
  • Drive increase in margin through new sourcing strategies and methods to build profit
  • Analyse and monitor suppliers delivery performance and, in conjunction with the Buyer, take appropriate actions
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers to ensure on time deliveries
  • Create and manage the accuracy of all delivery systems/spreadsheets, recommending new processes and practices
  • Manage the performance of your team, setting objectives and KPI's, giving regular feedback and addressing poor performance
  • Provide training and development to staff, coaching staff in core merchandising skills

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will need to possess the following key skills and experience:

  • Experienced Merchandiser or a Senior Junior Merchandiser looking for a career step-up
  • Must have a solid background in retail merchandising, including inventory planning, stock management, data analysis and forecasting
  • Highly analytical with strong excel/spreadsheet knowledge
  • Extremely adaptable and used to working in a fast paced environment
  • Comfortable with a fast growing company
  • Ability to identify best practise, recommend new processes and ideas
  • Experience in motivating and managing a team
  • Strong problem solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve issues quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills including experience using database systems

What's on Offer

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, a wide remit and great opportunity to grow and progress, in addition, they will receive a competitive pension and annual bonus eligibility.

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