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Junior Merchandiser Fashion

Employer
Michael Page Sales
Location
England, Essex
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Merchandising
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Job Details



The Junior Merchandiser will a key member of the team, supporting the senior merchandiser to strengthen existing merchandising processes, as well as setting up new processes for this well-established highly successful luxury fashion business.



Client Details

A stylish independent retailer of luxury designer children's clothes.

The vibrant and fashionable website is the envy of many and gives us reach to a worldwide customer from as far as the USA, Middle East to China.

The operation is backed up by a high-tech Head Office and Distribution centre

The business was built over 30 years ago the business and has built a trusted and talented team which have helped drive the strategy and vision to make the company one of the market leaders today.

Description

The Junior Merchandiser's key responsibilities will include:

Working alongside the senior merchandiser to assess the requirements within the merchandising and buying function

Helping to set up and implement planning tools, WSSI, range plans, budgets, critical path (including buying calendar and company wide promotional events calendar).

Quickly identifying key best sellers and ensuring stock levels can achieve maximum sales and profit potential.

Forming successful relationships across the business and wider business in buying, marketing finance and logistics.

Forming successful working relationships with key brands and understanding their requirements and improvements in ways of working.

Other responsibilities will include supporting the senior merchandiser to:
  • Influence range planning by analysing past sales figures and market trends
  • Plan budgets and sales forecasting for new ranges
  • Achieve stock, sales and margin targets for the business
  • Plan and action markdowns and any in-season promotional activity
  • Work with brand partners to order stock, manage deliveries and intake
  • Plan and action markdowns and any in-season promotional activity planning budgets and sales forecasting for new ranges


Profile
  • Previous experience in a similar role preferably (in a fashion retailer) but not essential to be within the luxury kidswear sector
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and MS Office skills
  • Personal interest in fashion and commercial awareness of the luxury market
  • Ability to think outside the box and actively bring to the table new ideas to positively influence the brand and product mix
  • Great time management skills with ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Willingness to go the extra mile to achieve individual as well as department goals
  • Positive and proactive attitude with ability to work as part of a team as well as taking ownership of individual tasks
  • Well-presented and with a professional approach
  • Eagerness to develop and grow within the merchandising function


Job Offer

Incredible office environment, with own gym, beauty salon, barbers and cinema!

The opportunity to work with an inspirational business owner and team.

Company

Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

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