Buying & merchandising



Our client is a unique, innovative and fashion forward company who are looking for a talented Merchandiser to join their team.

The ideal candidate will hold sound knowledge of working with menswear and have a strong fashion background entwined with e-commerce. They will be highly numerical and have the ability to maximise sales and gross margin through analysis, planning/forecasting and in season trading.

Key Objectives:

* To maximise sales and gross margin for areas of control and the wider business through analysis, planning and forecasting and in season trading
* Act as key Merchandising contact and develop sound cross functional relationships with Buying, Finance, Distribution and Marketing. You will directly line manage a 'Head of Product/Buyer'

Main Duties & Responsibilities Trading

* Provide weekly summary of key performance indicators within
* Departments of responsibility and the wider business, relating to sales, stock, profit, and markdown versus budget and last year
* Maintain Weekly Stock Sales and Intake forecasts (WSSI) and review and present in season stock opportunities and risks in line with forecasts to maximise sales and reduce stocks i.e. OTB management, recodes, cancellations. SOR etc and markdowns
* Provide analysis and summary of Markdown and Promotional activity for departments of responsibility and wider business
* Pro-actively manage and control departments in line with trade activity to minimise risks and maximise opportunities for monthly and seasonal KPI's.
* Manage intake flow into business to hit monthly forecasts, drive sales and minimise risks
* Interact with other teams to improve seasonal performance and drive best practices

Planning and Forecasting

* Partner with the buyer to create seasonal strategies for departments relating to all KPI's
* Provide Seasonal Planning Forecasts for departments of responsibility and the wider business which are driven from historic analysis and strategic vision. Plans must aim to cover company vision, department strategy and financial goals of business
* Create seasonal planning packs together with co-foundersAny other ad hoc duties as reasonably requested

Essential Skills and Experience

* Specific experience in fashion retail merchandising preferably within multi-brand environment
* Advanced planning and analytical skills, including computer skills.
* Good judgement and decision making skills
* Confidence in suggesting calculated risks
* Strong customer awareness and understanding
* Solid team management skills
* Passionate about product, strong market and brand awareness
* Exceptionally organised, methodical and efficient.
* Time keeping & ability to meet stringent deadlines




Ranni Kaur

If this Merchandiser role interests you, please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit your cv with your portfolio and quote reference 56499/001.