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Merchandising Manager - Fashion

Employer
Michael Page Marketing
Location
England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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


This role requires a dedicated Merchandising Manager to oversee and lead the retail department, ensuring optimal product availability and efficient stock management in Newcastle. This role would require the applicant to live in commutable distance to the office.

Client Details

Our client is a renowned entity in the retail industry, boasting a substantial workforce. Known for their high-quality products and commitment to customer satisfaction, they have established a robust presence across numerous locations.

Description
  • Lead and manage the merchandising team to achieve optimal product availability.
  • Develop and implement effective merchandising strategies.
  • Monitor stock levels and make necessary adjustments to prevent stockouts and overstocks.
  • Work closely with the buying team to plan and forecast for future product buying.
  • Analyse sales figures, customer reactions, and market trends to anticipate product needs.
  • Plan and monitor store layouts to ensure a pleasant shopping experience.
  • Manage supplier relationships and negotiate contracts, prices, timelines, etc.
  • Prepare and present reports on merchandising performance.


Profile

A successful Merchandising Manager should have:
  • A relevant degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in a similar role in the retail industry.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire a team.
  • Excellent analytical and forecasting skills.
  • Proficiency in inventory management software.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers.


Job Offer
  • An inclusive company culture that values each team member.
  • Advanced training scheme
  • Competitive salary

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