Buying & merchandising

Category Merchandiser

Category Merchandiser - Oxfordshire


Our client is a successful multi-channel retailer of beautiful, unique and affordable furniture and accessories for the home. As a result of continued growth they are now looking for a Category Merchandiser to work alongside the Channel Merchandising team to plan and trade department sales, stock, markdown and margin to achieve/exceed company budgets, maximizing sales and profit



- Actively contributes to the building of the product strategy for each season alongside Product Development team, highlighting missed opportunities, competitor analysis and lessons learned.

Plan and manage department OTB within company intake plan using dept WSSI.

Provide all in season and retrospective sales/stock/profit analysis at dept/category and option level to influence future buys.

Provides regular and relevant feedback regarding issues and opportunities within the range.

Liaises with suppliers and supply chain team to achieve best delivery dates to ensure intake to plan.

Works closely with the Channel Merchandiser to build the option plan for each channel. Alongside the Merchandising Manager, recommend and communicate the option plan and range for each catalogue, to the Design Studio & Marketing team.

Manage continuity stock levels throughout the season to maintain availability and sales in line with plan, placing re-orders and ensuring timely intake into and through the warehouse.

Produces weekly departmental trading reports and insight.

Trade dept weekly, proposing stock movement/promotional activity/re-buys etc.

Supports cross-team business partners by providing timely and accurate hand-over information and analysis in a format that is easily digestible for them.


- Highly numerate, with advanced Excel skills.

Proven track record in Merchandising at Junior Merchandiser/Merchandiser level with a minimum of 5 years in merchandising.

Experience trading a high SKU count with significant levels of continuity.

Ability to communicate in a variety of formats (verbally, visually & in writing).

If this Category Merchandiser role interests you, please click the 'Apply' button and submit your CV and quote reference MM/57226.


Melanie Mitchell

If this Category Merchandiser role interests you, please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit your cv with your portfolio and quote reference 57226/001.