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This is a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving fashion retail business as a Merchandiser. The company is enjoying phenomenal results and significant growth, and if you would like the opportunity to bring your commerciality and eye for numbers to a place where you can make your mark and develop your career, then this could be the right opportunity for you.

The key purpose of the role is to ensure that sales opportunities and margin are maximised through effective control of stock levels, markdown and option planning, working collaboratively and in partnership with buying, merchandising and product support teams.

Key Responsibilities:

• Analyse and report on sales performance, putting forward a substantiated case for further areas of opportunity or risks to sales and profit.
• Consistent awareness of best and worst sellers for the brand and your individual departments, proposing repeats where appropriate.
• Understanding the market and up to date knowledge of competitors.
• Management of the stock & critical path through effective communication with Buyers on open to buy, stock levels and performance to sales budgets and targets.
• Effectively manage stock levels in line with budgets and current trade performance.
• Ensure a thorough knowledge of the departmental supply base and the associated advantages and disadvantages of different sources.
• Accurately maintain the Weekly Sales Stock & Intake (WSSI) ensuring conformance to agreed KPI's.
• Maintain appropriate balance of price point and product mix throughout the season.
• Ensure best sellers are covered in forward ranges and flow lines are maintained.
• Control profit through working with the Buyer to ensure intake margins are maximised.
• Take agreed action on markdowns, processing on the system and analyse their effectiveness.
• Ensures correct ranking of buys in order to minimise markdown.
• Produce a commercial range plan maximising best sellers & lessons learnt.
• Ensure best sellers are covered.
• Ensure appropriate product launch timing and balance the provision of season appropriate range across all different markets covered by product area or brand.
• Create and maintain productive relationships with key product suppliers.

About You:

This role will suit someone currently working at Merchandiser level, or a Junior Merchandiser who is looking for their next step up. Ideally, you'll have a fashion background, however this is not essential.

You'll be someone who is analytical and great with numbers, as well as being PC literate, particularly Excel. You'll thrive working in a fast-paced working environment and be a strong communicator at all levels.