Merchandiser

Merchandiser

Type: Permanent Location: Head Office (Rochdale) Department: Merchandising

Description:
Footasylum have a fantastic opportunity for an experience Merchandiser to join our Merchandising department. If you are looking to pursue a new challenge in a growing retailer, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Head of Merchandising to create top line quarterly / seasonal strategy relating to all KPI's and communicate to the teams relating to all KPI's
  • Visit and gain knowledge of all the stores and estate and create a distribution plan with regional difference
  • Provide historical analysis to develop quarterly / seasonal planning forecasts for departments of responsibility
  • Create and collate total company quarterly / seasonal range plans in conjunction with the Buyers to be reviewed with BD and HOM
  • Create seasonal markdown planning documents and collate total departments total departments proposals for review with HOM verses financial targets
  • Create quarterly / seasonal planning packs together with the Buyers
  • Communicate quarterly / seasonal plans to the relevant internal departments within the wider business
  • Build / maintain relationships with strategic brand partners
  • Ensure deadlines are met in accordance with the buying calendar
  • Uplift all plans into WSSI / Stock mon and manage the OTB / phasing of stock to optimise profitability?

  • Provide weekly summary of KPIs within the departments of responsibility and the wider business, relating to sales, stock, profit, versus budget and last year
  • Providing weekly trading actions to optimise department sales and margin
  • Key contact for all analysis relating to departments of responsibility
  • Key contact for stores on inventory availability queries
  • Provide analysis and summary of markdown and promotional activity for departments of responsibility and the wider business?
  • Responsible for ensuring that mark downs are on the system in line with the mark down calender
  • Interact with internal teams to improve performance and drive best practices
  • Key contact for merchandise reporting and all aspects of merchandising processes and system use



Your profile:


  • Ensure the team are all focused and working towards the shared goal
  • Use the grading system and the PDPs to encourage and support all members of the team to support them with their PDP objectives
  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills
  • Specific experience in fashion retail merchandising preferably within a multi brand environment
  • ?Proactive and compelling role model
  • Good judgement and decision making skills
  • Confidence in suggesting calculated risks
  • Strong customer awareness and understanding
  • An ardent determination to support stores
  • Passionate about product, strong market and brand awareness
  • Discreet, professional and well spoken, with excellent communication skills
  • Exceptionally organised, methodical and efficient?

  • What we offer:

    There are no shortage of benefits, a generous staff discount and excellent career progression prospects to name a few!