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Senior Merchandiser

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 Your Role

you will be responsible for managing multiple product categories with direct responsibility for managing the teams working across these areas.  You will oversee and be responsible for the successful planning, strategy and budget for these areas, with a key focus on trading.

You will support the Merchandising senior management team in ensuring that the stock-file is effectively controlled within the agreed business strategy, and that all necessary frameworks and controls are in situ to enable the necessary degree of both planning and in season trading to maximize business performance.

What you'll do
  • Overseeing and driving the planning and forecasting of product category budgets, option counts, and depth of bubased on the overall business anfinancial goals of the company.
  • Manages and ensures that each product area is effectively and accurately forecasting sales, stock and intakes through use of the WSSI and other forecasting tools.Oversee and be responsible for the monthly WSSI forecast sign off meetings that each product areas presents to the senior management team.Provides clarity to current opportunities and risks, providing effective plans of action.Ensures that the teams capture all agreed actions and effectively feed back to the senior management team upon completion of these actions.Effectively controls and ensures that all product categories sitting under their remit comply and work within the budgets and buy plans agreed with the senior management team.
  • Reviews and signs off all weekly pricing and markdown actions taken by their respective product categories before submitting to the merchandising manager
  • Represent and support the merchandising teams you manage in presenting weekly trade, end of-season lessons learnt and all other strategy and trading updates
  • Supplies the Head of Merchandising and Merchandising Manager with necessardata to enablinformed decisions anplanning upon request.
  • Work closely with the senior buying team to ensure that the merchandising and buying teams for each product category are working in situ to deliver the overall business anfinancial goals of the company.
  • Manages the critical path in situ with their relevant buying teams, ensuring that all team deadlines are met
  • Liaises and works closely with the supply base, building strong working relationships. Demonstrates a consistent strategic view of the supply base feeding back to the senior management team and opportunities or risks within the supply base from a lead time, production capacity and delivery conformance perspective
  • Monitors anmaintains buying margin and gross profimargins as requested.
  • Recommends and feeds in to promotional and marketing strategy
  • Ensures that all category best sellers reach theifull potential and that each area delivers maximum availability of stocks
What you've got
  • Be either an established merchandiser who is ready to step up to a senior level or is already at a senior merchandiser level
  • Thrives in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, pro-actively seeking to understand the wider business environment in which our business operates
  • Ideally already has experience working is a fast fashion environment
  • Is always an ambassador for the brand.

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the job holder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.