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Merchandiser : Online Experience Full Time

at Workshop recruitment Portsmouth in Portsmouth (Published at 24-06-2021)



The Merchandiser role is to analyse past and current sales, trends and the overall category market to define a customer balanced range framework for the Buyer to select products against. They must manage this within the overall budgeted parameters, and react in season to re-balancing the range if required, and clear the products efficiently at the end of their lifecycle, and take ownership of the Department P&L / trading numbers.

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Develop and sign off the pre-season Department Budget

  • Design and sign off the Department Assortment Plan

  • Use historical analysis and market trends effectively to justify forward plans

  • Identify the required sourcing strategy for the Department

  • Manage the in-season reforecasting process

  • Manage the range within the agreed parameters (width of range, clearance at end of lifecycle etc)

  • Sign off Supplier Deals and Terms

  • Communicate key information to the wider business (e.g. Marketing, Operations, Finance etc)


  • Past experience of Merchandising within a similar retailer, or highly performing individual from within the business looking to progress.

  • Must be highly numeric with good skills in Excel and PowerPoint, with Oracle Retail an advantage.

  • Have good commercial understanding of the product set, with wider market knowledge.

  • Understand the principles of balanced attribute range building, and able to construct and operate within a budgeted framework.

  • Ability to create buying framework and manage the Buyer to operate within this.


  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Analyses issues and proposes solutions

  • Seeks to understand our strategies, markets, customers and suppliers

  • Operates in a timely and organised manner

The company are currently working 3-4 days in office and the remainder home working at this point with full time return to office planned for the future.


Up to £35,000 ? Experience dependent

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