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Buying and Merchandising

East Anglia




Job Description

**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!


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