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Merchandiser- Immediately Available - Fashion

Job Reference: JO-1803-104362

Employer/Agency Name: Quest Search and Selection

Location: London, --City of London, --Ea

Job Sector: Retail

Salary/Package: £40k-£50k

Date Posted: 13/03/2018

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This heritage brand that has been established for over 50 years is looking for a Merchandiser for their Fashion & Accessories department.

This business has stores international and has stores and concession within the UK when 1/2 their store portfolio based in the Greater London area. Reporting to the Head of Merchandising this Merchandiser roles is a pivotal role responsible for ensuring all selling channels are fully optimised from an allocation and forecasting perspective.

The accountability of the Merchandiser include -

* Analysing past sales figures/trends to anticipate future product needs using a WISSI system
* Relaying the merchandise plan to the buyer who, in turn, can decide on what products, styles, colours etc to purchase and from which suppliers, at what price.
* Allocating certain amounts of stock, to each outlet, throughout the season.
* Minimise stock holdings and commitment to allow for maximum flexibility.
* Once the products are all distributed and put on sale,
* Monitoring stock movement, consider markdowns, inter-branch transfers, promotions or clear outs etc.
* Analyse sales and stock levels and manage promotion and markdown for all markets/ stores to maximise sales and profit
* Leads a team of Assistant merchandisers
* Work with the UK retail and International business team closely to maximise sales and profit and control stock levels.

The Merchandiser is instrumental in all commercial decisions such as how much money should be spent, how many different lines should be bought and in what quantity, involvement in setting selling prices to regulate profit and decisions on when the stocks should be delivered into the business.

To be successful in this position -

* Merchandiser level experience
* Ideally from a fashion or accessories background
* That you have managed junior members of the team

* Have experience of working cross-functionally between teams
* That you have key experience of analysing stock, sales, and allocation strategy from a store perspective.

This business has had financial growth with key development within their international and online presence. This business is a SME where you can make a definite impact for a new and developing team. If this role sounds relevant to your experience and you are immediately available please apply quoting the reference JO-1803-104362.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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