Merchandise Manager - Mat Cover
North West London
Immediate start, need someone who can hit the ground running
Can you work at pace?
Have you dealt with a large retail estate and huge SKU count?
Do you want to help with peak?
You will manage your team of 2 and be responsible for trading the current range in order to maximise sales across all trading channels whilst ensuring optimum availability.
You will be responsible for delivering optimum sales by reviewing sales and stock forecasts at store/channel level and executing stock balancing activities in line with company strategy.
You will be responsible for building capability within the planning and allocation organisation by ensuring individual development and training needs are met.
You as a person
You will be a commercially aware individual who has previous experience within a comparable retail merchandising role and you will have the ability to quickly gain a good understanding of systems and processes as well as strong communication skills. You will need to combine your commercial knowledge and awareness of our product ranges with a natural ability to build strong working relationships to deliver a first-class service. You will achieve this through commercial and effective stock management.
Create and implement Planning & Allocation forward plan that meets the specific channel commercial performance requirements.
Identify, build and maintain key internal/external stakeholder relationships to deliver an ongoing optimum stock position.
Analyse store performance to ensure optimal stock support to drive sales and manage store stock levels accordingly.
Identify and own key sales volumes forecasts at channel level, in collaboration with the Buying and Marketing teams for new ranges, seasons and promotions.
Work with the Head of Planning & Allocation to ensure effective and accurate planning of inbound/outbound stock flow to create a dynamic and ever-changing mix of product to create the best customer experience.
Work with key stakeholders to ensure all system development changes are effectively tested and implemented.
Partnering with Retail Operations, area and store managers to ensure stores are supported in achieving sales targets and to address issues and opportunities.
Be a proactive participant in your own personal development and display drive and enthusiasm in achieving your career goals.
Coaching and mentoring the team to deliver with confidence and competence.
Other ad hoc duties such as analysis and reporting as requested by your line manager.
Other specific duties as necessary for particular channels, eg participate in channel specific trading meetings, collaborate with partner team.