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Head of Merchandising Full Time

at Tagged Resources London in London (Published at 28-09-2021)

A Head of Merchandising is required to join an established ladieswear brand. You will need excellent numerical and analytical skills, combined with great organisation and strong commercial awareness. You will also need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of Excel and be able to produce regular weekly and monthly stock and sales reports as well as managing a small team.

The Role:

  • Reporting directly into the CEO?s and overseeing a small team

  • Achieving divisional KPI?s in line with strategy and budgets, maximising sales and profit

  • Reviewing weekly sales, intake, cancellations and open to buy, coordinating action to maximise profitability of the department and reduce risk

  • Creating PO?s in our WMS for new orders

  • Supporting the other merchandisers in building new trade reports and option counts

  • Formulating a commercial strategy that will deliver choice to the customer, into the category range building process.

  • Working with heads of wholesale & Concessions closely based on Internet performance analysis, you will construct a balanced commercial range which includes taking responsibility for wholesale and concessions buying quantities

  • Building annual budgets and creating weekly phased plans for sales, margin and markdown.

  • Preparing and analysing monthly and weekly stock and sales reports

  • Demonstrating a flair for generating and recognising imaginative, innovative ideas and solutions which have commercial gain, challenging upwards where necessary

  • Supporting in partner range selection by ensuring, the range is without gaps and the season is logically and commercially thought through in line with the Critical Path

  • Working closely with Partners when analysing their data to identify issues and trends, making recommendations to protect / maximise profit for partners

  • Supporting the Buyer in managing the weekly buy process with partners, including awareness of impact on partner open to Buy (OTB) and flexibility

  • Management of liable stock position to ensure minimal impact to company terminal position

Skills Required

  • Previous experience as a Head of Merchandising or Merchandising Manager within a fast fashion business

  • You must have experience in critical paths and creating and implementing a WSSI

  • Ability to spot commercial opportunities and execute these

  • Have a trading mentality, able to work at pace, challenge and drive results, and track record of success.

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Ability to influence at all levels

  • Great interpersonal / communication skills

  • A strategic thinker who is open-minded and flexible

  • A motivated and supported team member

  • Able to engage core teams to plan and deliver our International growth strategy.

  • Able to take constructive feedback and react accordingly

  • Brand Ambassador

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