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Merchandiser

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Boden

20d ago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Mid Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
    Hospitality & Retail
  • London
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You must be passionate, experienced, analytical, detail-oriented, and have strong communication skills. Ability to lead, coach, mentor, manage workload, prioritize tasks, and handle a variety of responsibilities is essential.
  • You will strategize, analyze data, plan ranges, lead trade meetings, manage stock risks, and optimize sales to drive profitability and success for Boden.

Requirements

  • Passionate about a career in merchandising
  • Experience as a Junior Merchandiser
  • Experience in proactively managing workload, prioritising, and delegating
  • Advanced Excel and Microsoft Office skills
  • Highly analytical with attention to detail
  • Experience of being part of a team and working in a busy environment
  • Experience of working cross functionally
  • Customer and Brand focus
  • Clear communication and presentation skills
  • Good problem-solving skills, confidence to make own decisions and take responsibility for them
  • Great time management
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work independently and cross functionally
  • Confidence to challenge
  • PREFERRED LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:
  • Lead by example to all direct line reports and junior members across MP.
  • Coach and mentor direct line reports and provide support to other junior members across the MP teams
  • Manage/expectations communicate upwards
  • Manage under performance within the framework of the business performance review process

Responsibilities

  • Create and develop the product planning strategy for the department
  • Create, Inform, and influence the range framework to support with achieving margin targets
  • Collate and analyse data to identify trends, opportunities, and risks to plan the range architecture
  • Review size analysis
  • Ensure range appeal across all markets through attribute and pricing architecture
  • Optimise/Plan/Build range size and newness phasing always considering "think customer first"
  • Lead and present financial KPI's, Demand phasing and OTB spend.
  • Collaboratively present buy quantities supported with ROS and hind sighting validation
  • With PD Sign off/Plan/review/handover buy quantities core and fabric production forecasts
  • Lead and present trade weekly
  • Lead trade and optimise sales with agility, identifying risks and opportunities
  • Identify daily/weekly/monthly sales, stock and BTA risks and opportunities
  • Proactively manage stock risks & opportunities
  • WSSI management including monthly reforecasting
  • Markdown management including markdown proposals
  • Terminal Stock management; seek best routes to clear internal & external

FAQs

What are the responsibilities of a Merchandiser?

The responsibilities of a Merchandiser include planning and delivering profitable, customer-focused ranges, providing recommendations for the right stock at the right time, style, and options for the customer, and leading, coaching, and mentoring the team.

What skills are required to be a successful Merchandiser?

A successful Merchandiser should have strong analytical and strategic planning skills, excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, a keen eye for market trends and customer preferences, and the ability to lead and develop a team.

How does a Merchandiser ensure profitability for the company?

A Merchandiser ensures profitability for the company by carefully analyzing and forecasting sales trends, managing inventory levels effectively, optimizing product assortments, and making data-driven decisions on pricing and promotions to drive sales and maximize profits.

Fashion & Arts
Industry
1001-5000
Employees
1991
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

It started with a shirt. Well, eight to be precise. In 1991 when Johnnie couldn’t find a ‘just right’ shirt, he crafted them himself from his kitchen table. Years later and he’s fronting a major British clothing brand with a turnover of £350 million. It took hard work, determination – countless cups of tea – and brand values that we still champion today; stylish, grounded, uplifting. We’ve now outgrown Johnnie’s kitchen and are based at the significantly larger Boden House in West London. We’ve got a gigantic warehouse in Leicester, an office in a trendy part of Boston and a warehouse in Pittston, Pennsylvania Together we might put a spring in the step of over 1.7 million customers worldwide and a team of over 900 who take that joy and weave it into our colourful clothing. Stylist, grounded and uplifting ... these values live through everything we do at Boden. Without the collaboration, honesty and friendship between our teams, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We curate a world of beauty that’s ethical, inclusive – and importantly – good fun. We inspire you to live your best life. We are Boden.