Opportunity to work for a fast growing fashion brand
The chance to work closely with business owners and shape the business strategy
About Our Client
A highly successful fashion business, which has weathered the 2020 storm incredibly well... and are, in fact, seeing profit growth this year.
Key responsibilities will include:
Initial assessment of requirements within the merchandising and buying function
Setting up and implementing planning tools, WISI, range plans, budgets, critical path (including buying calendar and company wide promotional events calendar).
Quickly identifying key best sellers and ensuring stock levels can achieve maximum sales and profit potential.
Creating a robust trialling strategy alongside buying team.
Forming successful relationships across the business and wider business in buying, marketing finance and logistics.
Forming successful working relationships with key brands and understanding their requirements and improvements in ways of working.
Training more junior members of staff to become experts with all planning tools
Other responsibilities will include:
- Influencing range planning by analysing past sales figures and market trends
- Planning budgets and sales forecasting for new ranges
- Achieving stock, sales and margin targets for the business
- Planning and actioning markdowns and any in-season promotional activity
- Working with brand partners to order stock, manage deliveries and intake
- Planning and actioning markdowns and any in-season promotional activity planning budgets and sales forecasting for new ranges
The Successful Applicant
Ideally have experience in setting up a merchandising function from scratch
Be at Senior Merchandiser or established Merchandiser level within a fashion business
Have experience managing a team
Be a self starter, confident in their ability and able to work at pace to identity the business needs and set up processes
Have excellent communication skills, collaborating with the wider product team (marketing, social media team, PR) to build and deliver successful ranges
What's on Offer
Incredible office environment, and the opportunity to work with an inspirational business owner and leadership team.