Are you a proven retail Merchandiser with advanced planning and analytical skills?
Do you utilise strong judgement to suggest calculated risks coupled with good communication and interpersonal skills?
Can you ensure stock is directed to the right place, in the right volume, at the right time?
If so, this Merchandiser vacancy at Harding+ could be the perfect challenge for you! The role is offered on a 10 mth FTC basis to cover an internal project secondment.
About the role:
The overall purpose is to review stock and sales to ensure that stock is directed to the right ship, in the right volumes, at the right time to optimise profitability. Working closely with the Merchandising team to help manage the distribution of stock within the business, the role is responsible for allocating and managing ship’s stocks levels.
The ideal candidate should be able to analyse large amounts of data and make recommendations for replenishment to maximise sales potential. This role requires regular communication with the Buyers, Ship Managers, Area Managers, and other Head Office departments.
What you’ll be doing:
Manage intake flow into business to hit monthly forecasts, drive sales and minimise risks
Work with the Merchandising Assistants to control inventory levels, allocations, and replenishment to ships
Provide weekly summary of key performance indicators within departments of responsibility relating to sales, stock, profit, and markdown versus budget
Work with the buying team to deliver new ship set-ups, providing analysis and creating OTBs
Supporting the Merchandising team in successful management of achieving departments stock and sales targets
Liaise closely with the Area Managers, Ships and Buying team to discuss stock issues and communicate/recommend necessary actions
Ship visits to review stock packages and highlight opportunities
To raise Purchase Orders in line with company requirements
Key point of contact for Vendors to ensure all goods arrive on time and maintain stock accuracy across the ships
Experience in retail merchandising
Adopts a flexible approach to work and adapts quickly and effectively to unexpected changes
Advanced planning and analytical skills, including computer skills
Good judgement and decision-making skills
Confidence in suggesting calculated risks
Strong customer awareness and understanding
Passionate about product, with strong market and brand awareness
Discreet, professional, and well spoken, with excellent communication skills
Exceptionally organised, methodical, and efficient
Time keeping & ability to meet stringent deadlines
Must have an existing right of eligibility to work in the UK