Job details

Merchandiser - Sportswear

Job reference: 002506

Closing date: 13/11/2019

Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits

Department: Merchandising

Hours per week: 36.17

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Merchandiser within the Sportswear department. This opportunity will enable the Merchandiser to be part of a key growth category within N Brown. The role will involve working closely with leading Sportswear Brands and building up relationships in order to continue driving sales forward. Reporting to a Senior Merchandiser the candidate will be responsible for managing their department to deliver a product strategy and maximise commercial opportunities. The role is a fantastic opportunity for a merchandiser or a junior merchandiser from a planning and trading background who wants to make that next step up in their merchandising career. 

What you’ll be responsible for as a Merchandiser:

  • Working closely with the buying team to build a commercial range.
  • Developing detailed range plans with appropriate product phasing to ensure availability is maximised and to minimise terminal stock.
  • Monitoring range plans and trading plans to ensure optimum stock levels are achieved and OTB is maximised at all times.
  • Maximising in-season trading opportunities to ensure optimum trading and profitability.
  • Reacting to trading activity suggesting markdowns and promotions where appropriate.
  • Working closely with other departments in the business, Buying, Marketing, Product Coordination, and Quality Assurance.
  • Maintaining a collaborative approach to work and ensuring that all ranges and promotions are in line with business strategy and aligned with brand values.
  • Performing detailed analysis and reporting at yearly, seasonal, weekly level by department, category, line and attribute. Identifying sales patterns and potential trading opportunities.
  • Recruiting, training and motivating a team to ensure that business and brand objectives are met.

What you will need to succeed as a Merchandiser:

  • Experience planning and trading your own department, including forecasting, strategy planning and OTB management responsibilities.
  • Advanced Excel skills (Vlookup, Pivot Table, IF), and high level proficiency with other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Strong commercial awareness and the ability to react appropriately to in-season trading.
  • Enthusiasm and determination.
  • Management and leadership experience.

In return for your hard-work and commitment, you’ll receive fantastic training as well as exciting development opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package. The Menswear department is one with considerable focus and planned growth so it is an exciting time to join this dynamic team.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group.



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