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Head of Merchandising (6 Month FTC)

£80000 - £100000

Buying and Merchandising

South East




Job Description

**Head of Merchandising (6 Month FTC) - South East England**

Our client is looking for an experienced, commercial and driven individual to come in and manage & deliver the strategic growth of this fantastic brand for an initial 6 month period - there is a chance this will be made permanent. You will do this through optimisation and effective business planning, trading direction and stock management.

Key Responsibilities/ Results areas of this Head of Merchandising (6 Month FTC) role:

  • To oversee the control of all stock, supply chain, availability, forecasting and budgets

  • Managing & leading a retail merchandising team

  • To contribute and delivering the planned strategy regarding maximising sales and profit opportunities whilst achieving stock and service & margin contributions.

  • Review weekly trading performance and achieved KPI's & identifying issues and solutions.

  • Manage the 'Open to Buy' process ensuring that stock levels optimise sales by minimising overstocks and maximising stock on key lines.

What skills are required for this Head of Merchandising (6 Month FTC) role?

  • Ability to problem solve in multi-channel business and work cross-functional with teams

  • High level of influencing skills to make impact at a director level

  • Strong understanding of sourcing and global supply chains

  • Ability to communicate a clear vision and inspire colleagues to achieve the highest possible level of performance

  • Excellent commercial, trading and data interpretation skills

If you are an experienced Head of Merchandising, please apply today!