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Title

Merchandiser

Salary/Rate
£30000 - £38000/annum + OTE £36-£40k
Location
Camden Town, Greater London,
Posted
19/06/2019 (07:48)
Agency
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Description
Merchandiser

North London

Salary - £30000 - £38000 plus bonus depending on experience

*New brands*

Would you like an exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new venture?

Priority Recruitment are working with a brand new concept about to be launched in the UK with their first store opening very soon in West London. The concept has enjoyed rapid growth since its global launch and there are now over 3000 stores worldwide which have proven hugely successful. The brand represents a synergy of all that is Japanese design in terms of style and quality with the entrepreneurship coming from a Chinese backer, selling a wide range of products at great value for money.

My client has a Merchandiser vacancy in their Head office based in North London and are looking for someone who has worked for a fast-paced retailer that can hit the ground running while demonstrating the following skills:

PLANNING

Achieving department KPl's in line with strategy and department plan, maximising sales and profit Setting up of sales /stock and intake models for all products and expanding store chain
Managing Commitment to ensure operational efficiency and stock targets are met
Responsible for preparation and presentation of range sign offs in line with department/ strategy and customer requirements
Monitoring product groups, determining pricing strategy and price points to drive sales and maximise gross margin

Reviewing depth and width of ranges to offer the widest choice whilst optimising availability within the stock target guidelines

Applying in-depth knowledge of the current competitive market place to inform range and price positioning
Working with supply chain partners to ensure stock is planned and bought within the appropriate lead time
Ensuring all product is CE certified and fit for the UK market utilising the support of external agencies
Managing stock accuracy through seasonal counts and audit
Ensuring Terminal stock is planned and targets are met at the end of each financial half trading
Ensuring in-season activity delivers planned sales, margin and terminal stock targets
Analysing data, identifying issues and trends, interpreting results to provide sound recommendations to protect/ maximise profit
Reviewing current sales reacting to maximise sales opportunity by working with retail to ensure the customer proposition is visually and financially strong
Identifying promotional and marketing opportunities for product areas and feeding into the trading calendar based on sales trends and patterns
Management of slow moving stock through sale events and promotions/repricing activity to clear stock at the price that minimises margin risk.

LOGISTICS/ SUPPLY CHAIN

Ensuring the paperwork is in place to ship goods on time, working with the clearing agent to clear customs
Liaising with the warehouse to ensure stock is taken in and then distributed effectively
Contribute to the location and effective operation of a future logistics operation.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

As this is a start up, it will require an ability to hit the ground running and work in a fluid environment with ever changing situations and priorities. This will require an open mind with the ability to be flexible and adapt to emerging and changing priorities
Previous experience as a Merchandiser within a classic merchandising retailer especially fashion or home goods
Customer focused
High degree of analytical skills
Great interpersonal/communication skills
Ability to line manage, train and develop a Team
Ability to initiate, build and maintain strong relationships with Logistics, suppliers and retail
Can work under pressure whilst maintaining a positive attitude for the Team
Communicate effectively with all internal and external teams
IT skills including SAP, Excel
Ability to prioritise
Entrepreneurial spirit that goes with a start up

If you think this challenging opportunity is for you then please apply today

On top of offering you a fantastic career prospect to join in the you will also be entitled to:

A Competitive Salary
Generous bonus scheme
A generous store discount
Pension

The role is full time (40 hours per week) and is based at the Head office in North London. Must be willing to attend overseas conferences if required.

The role will be full of the unpredictable demands that goes with a start up so will not be for the faint hearted or those who like a regular role with clear processes. The role will be quite unpredictable to start with and the skill will require a highly organized approach in formatting the new processes to make the role a real success.

Type
Permanent
Start Date
ASAP  
Contract Length
Permanent  
Telephone
Job Reference
CT-MI-NW-ME
Job ID
210250855
 
 

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