Role details

Senior Merchandiser

West Yorkshire   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Merchandiser-Fashion Retailer
  • Fashion Merchandising

About Our Client

The client is a fashion business who prides themselves on quality and value and is continuously striving for success across a number of areas in the business.

Job Description

The Senior Merchandiser will be responsible for the following:

  • To drive the merchandise function through range planning for future stock buys and ensuring the appropriate balance of options, whilst trading current and old stock effectively.
  • Define and manage an effective trading calendar for the business.
  • Support overall KPI's for B&M and ensure the intake phasing of future stock is in line with requirements of the business.
  • Owning the markdown function and minimising its requirement through effective stock management and forecasting. Provide updates to finance on stock risks and sales and profit forecasts.
  • Ensuring store options are appropriate for store size and ensuring new stores are ranged appropriately to achieve budgets.
  • Continue to drive innovation in the business through implementing new ways of working and defining best-practice.
  • Building key relationships with the suppliers and internal stakeholders

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Advanced Excel abilities.
  • Full understanding of WSSI mechanics and processes, along with line-card forecasting.
  • Experience of supply-chain management and product/range-planning.
  • Understanding of P&L's required, along with designation of trading calendar in terms of promotional plans.
  • Quick to understand multiple systems, their interactions and processes.
  • Experience of retail grading, density and distribution management.
  • Experience of team management and working with multiple departments to achieve common goals.
  • Good relationship management skills - need to work with big brands, and small suppliers.
  • Some experience in defining a product strategy would be beneficial.
  • Flexible approach to changing business priorities.

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary and package

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