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The Merchandiser is the overall owner of the range framework, ensuring full analysis has been considered, in line with any known future trends to design an overall plan to enable the Buyer to deliver an edited range of the best products for each customer segment.
This must be done within the overall Department budgeted parameters, and controlled / re-forecast in season, with full communication to the wider business.
The Merchandiser owns the overall Department P&L and is responsible for modelling price promotions and clearance activities, and keeping the range performing within the agreed parameters (Budget / agreed re-forecasts).
Develop and sign off the department budget
Design and sign off the Department Assortment Plan
Use historical analysis and market trends effectively to justify forward plans
Identify the required sourcing strategy for the Department
Manage the in-season reforecasting process
Manage the range within the agreed parameters (width of range, clearance at end of lifecycle etc)
Accurate costing of Department Price Changes
Sign off Supplier Deals and Terms
Communicate key information to the wider business (e.g. Marketing, Operations, Finance etc)
Who are we looking for?
Experience of Merchandising within a similar retailer, or highly performing individual from within the business looking to progress
Must be highly numeric with good skills in Excel and Powerpoint, with Oracle Retail an advantage.
Have good commercial understanding of the product set, with wider market knowledge.
Understand the principles of balanced attribute range building, and able to construct and operate within a budgeted framework.
Able to create buying framework and manage the Buyer to operate within this
Able to make best for business decisions within a timely manner
Operates in an organised manner