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Job Title: Merchandiser/Junior Merchandiser
Rate:£20K to £40K Per Year
Description: An excellent opportunity is now available for an experienced Merchandiser (at Junior or senior level) to join my client, a leading brand in retail, and based in their Norwich office.
You would be required to plan and deliver a product offer which satisfies the company product strategy & financial KPIs, and trade it to maximise sales and profitability.

•Work closely with the buying team to analyse seasonal sales performance, profitability, consumer buying patterns, market trends and competitor activity to identify areas of opportunity and risk
•Work closely with the buying team to compile & present seasonal product strategy, sourcing strategy, pricing strategy and financial KPI’s to senior management
•Work closely with the buying team to plan commercial and exciting ranges which meet the agreed strategy and deliver the agreed financial KPI’s, and sign-off with senior management team
•Determine stock requirements in accordance with forecasts and sign-off with senior management team prior to placing with suppliers/factories
•Clearly communicate purchase orders requirements to 3rd party suppliers and production requirements to direct-sourcing team, and follow through to ensure they are fulfilled on time
•Develop close working relationships with existing and new suppliers to ensure key business objectives are met
•Analyse performance on an ongoing basis and work closely with the buying team to maximise profitability and minimise risk through efficient control of spend and stock levels
•Propose and manage promotional activity, communicating with all relevant departments to ensure successful implementation and effectiveness
•Liaise with showrooms to ensure product displays include best-sellers and new lines, and to remove discontinued lines, where appropriate
•Ensure showrooms are notified of all promotional activity and price changes in advance of ‘go live’ dates
•Monitor competitor and market activity and keep own skills, knowledge and experience up-to-date with the latest merchandising trends and techniques to ensure planning and trading processes are effective and up to date
•Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant departments

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience
•A minimum of 3 years in a retail merchandising environment
•Good knowledge of planning and trading best practice gained from other major UK retailer/s
•Good knowledge and experience of the furniture and homeware markets
•Proven track record of successfully implementing product strategy and achieving financial targets
•Intermediate excel, word and powerpoint skills

Key Competencies & Behaviours

•Excellent numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills
•Strong commercial acumen
•High level of attention to detail
•Responds quickly to changing demands of the business and demonstrates strong skills in organising, prioritising and time management
•Ability to think strategically whilst keeping sight of the detail at all stages
•Strong interpersonal, influencing, communication and presentation skills
•A highly-motivated individual who shows initiative at every opportunity
•Displays the highest levels of integrity, confidentiality and commitment
•Able to work as part of a team
•A hands-on approach
•Represents the company in a professional and appropriate manner at all times

Those at all levels would be considered, please state your salary expectations upon application when sending your CV.
Excellent, professional and fun working environment awaits.
Please send your CV or call Emma Baylis for more information on 01603 615511
Skills Required: merchandising
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Contact: Emma Baylis Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 01603 615511 Contact Fax:
Reference: SL46946 Added: 13-09-2017
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