Merchandiser – Fashion Merchandise planning
Our client continues to thrive in the world of fast fashion, posting double digit growth in a difficult economic environment. Leading through trend innovation, world class technology and robust supply chain in an award winning work place, through this success, our client remains committed to its core guiding principle – A love of Fashion.
Their ability to deliver all range, all sizes to all stores, all the time, falls to having one of the largest and most technologically resourced merchandise planning functions in the market.
This is an amazing opportunity to join a growing merchandising function working in the exciting space of fast fashion and home. Candidates for this role, require experience in a merchandising function of a progressive retailer in fashion or non-food retail coupled with a love of product.
What our client requires for this Merchandiser – Fashion Merchandise planning
This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing and exciting retailer that operates right on the cutting edge of fashion. We require candidates with significant fashion or home Merchandising experience ideally with developed product and experience managing a team. This experience needs to be gained in a progressive retailer.
You will be supported by an exceptional merchandising function and have the luxury of a great design and buying team. You will work in a growing business, with many years of positive commercial results behind you and a bright future in front. If you love fashion and fashion merchandise planning, this could be an exceptional role for you.
Remuneration is excellent and relocation packages are available for candidates from overseas, however, ability to work freely in Ireland without permit is essential.
What will you do as Merchandiser – Fashion Merchandise planning
Maximize sales and profit whilst maintaining optimum stock levels for all products within the company, whilst aligned closely with Buying Teams, in order to achieve agreed KPI’s.
To build, develop motivate and lead your department team
To maintain the Merchandise Planning process
Participate in the planning/budgeting and re-forecast cycle.
Ensure thorough pre-season planning of the buy, OTB, intake management, sales, mark downs, buying margin and stocks.
Implement terminal stock and exit plans
Help plan space utilisation together with the Buying and Retail Operations teams
Build your merchandise planning team, lead and inspire them to deliver rigorous, standardised analysis and best in class merchandise planning.
Manage in season performance; the measurement of actual performance against plan, forecasts and LY.
Ensure planned or tactical in-season promotional activity is profitable.
Determine supplier, brand and hierarchy level performance to enable the buyers to select and maintain profitable products.
Build reporting on supplier delivery and compliance.
Ensure that your team is instrumental in maintaining the accuracy of product data to ensure accurate reporting.
Close liaison with Supply Chain, suppliers, Retail Operations, Marketing and Finance.
If you have the necessary skills and experience, please send a CV for the attention of Barry Whelan, CEO of Excel Recruitment or call 00353-1-8148747 in complete confidence. We also recruit assistant and junior Merchandise planners. For more jobs like this, please visit the Excel Recruitment website.