UK LINGERIE AWARDS WINNER 2015 ONLINE RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Junior Merchandiser

Location

Welwyn Garden City

The Role

Working closely with the Merchandiser to identify and develop the department strategy to deliver the Company KPIs. Working with the Buyer to build a range that delivers the strategy and KPIs, and is customer focussed.

Playing a key role in developing and leading the team to maximise profitability in season through trading and review, with the support and guidance of the Merchandiser.

Accountabilities

Customer

  • Drive department strategy alongside the Buying and Online Merchandising teams.
  • Working alongside the Buying team to build strong, focussed ranges for customers that are in line with and reflective of the strategy.
  • Developing a clear Events plan for department to drive sales with planned stocks.
  • Ongoing and regular review of range to maximise sales and reduce risk.

Operations

  • Ensure robust planning on department to manage KPIs, stock and buy.
  • Working with the Buying team to ensure there is a robust Supply Base to deliver the KPIs.
  • Conducts regular reviews with suppliers alongside the Buying team.
  • Ensuring that the Buying and Merchandising Calendar is in place and regularly reviewed.
  • Ensuring robust trading practices on department.
  • Ensuring availability for the Customer.
  • Improve ways of working and processes.
  • Produce business analysis to support business decisions.
  • Ensuring the WSSI is up to date and that sales and stocks are managed according to sales trends.

People

  • Effectively managing other team members, including managing upwards.
  • A team clear on their objectives and how they are performing against them.
  • A strong performing team that is being developed.
  • Effective communication with team members at all levels.
  • Foster effective relationships with other areas of the business.

Finance

  • Achieve the budgets
  • Sales
  • Markdown
  • Terminal Stock
  • Profit
  • Intake Margin
  • Recodes

Essential Skills:

  • Wealth of experience at Assistant Merchandiser level, or entry level Junior Merchandiser experience gained within fashion / clothing department
  • Degree preferable but not an absolute must
  • Experience of managing TM/AM
  • Excel skills at intermediate level
  • Experience in sales forecasting (WSSI), intake management, markdown proposals, analysis of history for planning purposes eg colour analysis
  • Communication share information / analysis with team, participation in team meetings

To Apply

To apply please forward your CV and send a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role to jobs@figleaves.com

Please can applicants confirm their eligibility to work in the UK.

For more information please refer to our website www.figleaves.com