Senior Merchandiser
Ted Baker
Gatwick Airport South, GB
16h ago

Main responsibilities

  • Planning, Budgeting and forecasting
  • Responsible for quarterly OTB planning
  • Working within parameters set within top-line initial planning, focussing on all KPI’s to deliver profit expectations.
  • Management of annual and seasonal sales, category planning and reviewing strategic opportunities.
  • Forecasting sales and intake through trade and range reviews - In season trading to ensure that all categories are performing at optimum levels, re-forecasting sales using WSSI’s, constantly monitoring intake, OTB position, & terminal stocks across the department.
  • Making HOM aware of any upside or risk to sales.

  • Team up with Head of Buying and Merchandising to ensure product assortments for each territory and online is maximised and delivers in sales.
  • Working closely with the Buying teams providing option and range plans that deliver commercial, balanced ranges across all sub-brands, ensuring all areas of Ted are protected whilst maintaining innovation.
  • Partaking in seasonal price meetings alongside Buying to ensure we offer a competitive price structure and meets the KPI measurements in place.
  • Sign off all range planning and OTB managements, reporting top line to the Head of merchandising, challenging and ensuring all team members are constantly improving category performance, profitability, and productivity.
  • Driving lessons learned, Season Analysis and strategy meetings prior to pre-season planning.
  • Formulation and compilation of Period review reports for use in Board pack.
  • Managing successful training and development within the Merchandising team, ensuring implementing best practise across all levels, and enhancing efficiency.
  • Managing team bi-annual appraisals - Coach and develop, and to help set objectives for the team.
  • Manage dept with awareness of the wider division and takes appropriate action
  • Lead the trialling of new ways of working on dept, providing feedback / suggestions to HOM to aid possible roll outs
  • Liaising with VM and Retail teams to ensure B&M strategy is translated into stores.
  • Acting as number 2 to HOM and deputising in their absence.
  • Manage in season trading i.e. Promotional activity / Markdown based on directive from HOM.
  • Opportunity to travel within North America on retail store visits. Personal traits
  • Great management skills, a team player and also driving initiative within team members.
  • Problem solving and decision making : demonstrates the ability to maximize profit and minimize risk through ongoing strategy review, on-going analysis and providing effective solutions to Senior Management.
  • Very strong communication and personable skills working across many different departments, ability to digest information logically and deliver in a clear and effective way.
  • Strong passion and motivation for Ted, enthusiastic to work with others and listen to peers. Tools of the trade
  • Strong financial and analytics skills tied into Microsoft office skills particularly Excel.
  • Optimum planning and analytical skills, providing detail, accurate translation of own work and ensuring this standard is met across the whole team. Ted’s Values
  • Authentic We have the freedom to be our best self’, being true to ourselves and others
  • Kind We try to do the right thing : for each other, our communities, our planet and for Ted
  • Curious We are hungry to explore, innovate and think differently
  • Courageous We have the confidence to be brave, have fun and discover the unexpected
  • Inclusive We embrace and respect individuality and celebrate difference & diversity Ted Baker is committed to equal opportunities and embraces diversity, understanding the needs and benefits of a balanced, inclusive workforce.
  • We do not tolerate any harassment or discrimination towards any of our candidates or employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

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