International Branch Merchandiser

  • Olivia Hughes Recruitment
  • 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
  • Sep 14, 2019
Full time Retail

Job Description

International Branch Merchandiser £32-40,000 plus bonus, pension, private healthcare and benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an International Branch Merchandiser to join the Head Office team of a leading and very successful international retail business. The company is expanding rapidly as a result of its success to date and if you would like the opportunity to bring your commerciality and eye for numbers to a place where you can make your mark and develop your career then this could be the right opportunity for you.

About my client…

  • A leading high-street retail brand with a phenomenal sales performance.
  • They are forward thinking, dynamic and fast-paced with a great product offering and a huge passion for product.
  • A very well-known and established brand who continue to expand both in the UK as well as overseas.
  • Fantastic at promoting from within and are a place where you can really develop a successful career.

The role…

  • With the International Team, you will review previous season and capture lessons learned
  • Create the strategy for each Country and present to management
  • Review department Quarterly plans at Category level with the departmental teams to ensure they reflect the best possible mix of product to deliver the KPI's
  • Review range plan at Store level in conjunction with the department Team quarterly
  • Plan DC Outbound despatch by Country/Product Type to manage warehouse requirements
  • Manage new store opening portfolio to ensure that all stores open on time with a stock package which is relevant and sufficient to drive maximum sales and densities
  • Review weekly trading performance and achieved KPI's, identifying Issues and the course of action in preparation for the weekly trading meetings
  • Propose and agree actions to recover risk and maximise opportunities at country/department/store/category and brand level.
  • Review monthly BU Forecasts by department and highlight proposed actions to team merchandisers and management
  • Forecast DC Outbound despatch numbers based on current performance and new store date changes
  • Carry out monthly reviews of all new/refit stores with analysis to support and propose action plans to improve performance
  • Monitor performance of stores pre/post actions taken from team to illustrate LFL gains
  • Produce and maintain event calendars by country with performance analysis
  • Lead International visits, reviewing the store at a top line level and manage actions across departments and functions
  • Have an awareness of competitor strategies and the impact on the division performance
  • Give weekly Intensive Care store actions to team and follow up
  • Highlight top line option issues with awareness of key trading periods and propose actions
  • Develop strong working relationship with retail and work with the Core Merchandising team and Buyers to deliver the plan

About you…

You will have experience of working in a Branch Merchandising role within the retail industry. The ideal candidate will be extremely numerate with a keen eye for detail, have strong communication skills and be someone with a passion for product.

The Benefits;

  • £32-40,000 depending on experience
  • Bonus scheme
  • 33 days holiday Inc. bank holidays
  • Private healthcare
  • Pension contribution
  • Life assurance 2x salary
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Company discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Opportunities to develop and progress within the business

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