Job reference: 004009
Closing date: 25/10/2021
Salary: Competitive Salary (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Hours per week: Full-time
We have an opportunity for an experienced Head of Merchandising who thrives in a very fast paced, commercial environment. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, adaptable leader with the passion to make an impact not just on Home but the entire N Brown business.
Reporting to the Merchandise Controller, the Head of Merchandising is responsible for leading a team of merchandisers to deliver sales, profit and stock KPI’s. This is both a strategic and tactical role with specific focus on range management, budgeting and forecasting, analysing trends, reacting to market conditions and anticipating possible opportunities and challenges to the business before they impact the financials.
Fundamentally, they ensure the right stock is in the right place at the right time, so our customers can buy what they want, when they want it.
Key areas of responsibility are:
What you will need to succeed:
A degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Business Management & Statistics.
Commercial awareness and the ability to relate business needs and requirements in a compelling and understandable way to the team and the wider business stakeholders.
The leadership skills to lead a team and engage/influence multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
Demonstrated ability to quickly appraise complex situations, identify key issues and make tough, timely decisions.
The ability to work under pressure and be resilient and tenacious to get results.
Excellent communication skills to instigate and maintain excellent working relationships with customers, global suppliers, third parties and cross business stakeholders.
Proven track record as a Manager and Leader of People within a Merchandising environment.
In return you will receive a competitive salary and benefits and be part of a team that encourages individual ideas and innovation and which is integral in supporting the business through its exciting, ongoing transformation.
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.