Merchandise Manager

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We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Fashion Merchandising Manager to join our dynamic team. As the Fashion Merchandising Manager, you will be responsible for developing and executing merchandising strategies to maximize sales and profitability. Your role will involve collaborating with cross-functional teams, analyzing market trends, and ensuring that our merchandise assortment aligns with our brand image and customer expectations.

Merchandising Strategy:

Develop and implement merchandising strategies to achieve sales and profit objectives.

In close collaboration with the Head of Buying, lead the team to scope, plan, buy and trade the optimum range by market and channel

Monitor and analyse sales performance, making data-driven decisions to optimize inventory levels and assortment mix.

Pro-actively highlight risks and opportunities and provide support and challenge to the Merchandising / Buying teams to deliver the Business KPIs

Oversee the monthly re-forecasting of the WSSI, co-ordinating updates to the Merchandise and Planning Director for review.

Oversee the management of terminal stock

Be accountable for stock across all trading channels ensuring it is in the right place to meet Business sell through expectations

Product Development:

Work closely with design and product development teams to ensure timely and accurate product launches.

Stay informed about industry trends and competitor activities to identify opportunities for product differentiation.

Assortment Planning:

Develop and manage seasonal assortment plans, ensuring a balanced and cohesive product offering.

Optimize product flow and allocation strategies to maximize sales and minimize excess inventory.

Deliver markdown management plans that are in line with business KPI’s.

Conduct regular reviews of product performance and make recommendations for adjustments to assortment plans balancing OTB across product types to deliver results continually challenging the team to drive success.

Collaboration and Communication:

Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, sales, and visual merchandising, to ensure a unified brand message. Working in partnership with Marketing and Ecomm teams to develop a promotions strategy in line with product and seasonal offerings.

Communicate effectively with vendors and suppliers to negotiate favourable terms and ensure timely product deliveries. Develop key strategic partnerships with key suppliers to drive growth and optimise margin.

Provide clear and concise communication to internal teams regarding merchandising strategies and goals.

Collaborate with Outlet and Franchise business areas to support the growth of the business and develop strong relationship with country managers.

Develop and maintain relationships with country managers, understanding their business needs and developing plans to fully support success

Market Analysis:

Conduct regular market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, consumer behaviours, and competitive landscape.

Translate market insights into actionable strategies to stay ahead of industry developments.

Nick Bailey
Global Merchandising, Planning and Distribution Director

"We now move to operational leadership for every part of the logistics model - from sourcing and shipping to a single inventory view with its many customer and business benefits."
One-third of every Euro we spend is on product – and we always make sure that the money is well spent. Our merchandising skills have made us market leaders in mainland Europe and industry best practice supports our buying process – so we always deliver the products our customers need. With more than 3,500 styles a year in production and lead times of up to nine months, careful planning and detailed analysis are essential to get the right stock to the right place – and at the right price too.

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Your benefits if you join a TOP EMPLOYER:

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Internal Learning Platform

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Flexible Working Hours

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Dynamic and Fast-Paced Environment

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Restaurant on site with freshly-made food

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Lifestyle Workshops

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Collective Company Insurance Discount

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Support in Travel Expenses

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Community Events

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Pension Support

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Staff Discount

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Performance Reviews

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Hybrid Working Module & Home Office Allowance

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