**Merchandiser - Suffolk - Up to £34k Benefits**
Are you looking for an exciting new role this summer? Do you feel undervalued in your current role and want to work in a business which empowers you and encourages you to make important decisions? Look no further…!
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Merchandising professional with an analytical mind set to join a growing business. There will be a personal and excellent career progression programme with this business, so an excellent time to join!
What does this Merchandiser role involve?
Using sales budget, launches and promotional timescales, you will be responsible for forecasting physical stock requirements, whilst maintaining the budgeted open to buy position.
You will work closely with the buying team to exit range reviews, promotional and season lines to drive improved stock turn, managing DC capacities and reducing stock overhang.
Full product life cycle management including; proactively working with commercial teams to ensure most profitable exit routes to strict deadlines.
Analysis of historic launch and promotion experience to agree sales forecasts with the commercial team, making valued judgements and recommendations on future activity where necessary.
Continuous monitoring and management on forecasts to ensure accuracy vs expectations including formulation of effective inbound stock phasing, communicating & managing these plans with vendors and within capacity constraints.
Essential Skills and experience required for this Merchandiser role:
Prior experience of a merchandising or supply chain role within a retail environment.
Strong internal/external stakeholder management.
Evidenced data analysis experience - Ability to understand, interpret and provide recommendations on commercial information, drawing conclusions and making recommendations.
Natural Problem Solver with the ability to identify and escalate issues, ensuring pro-active action taken to resolve.
Excellent communication skills - written ,verbal and presentation. Ability to influence and drive decision making.
If you are an experienced Merchandising professional and looking for your next challenge with a growing business, please get in touch today!