What will you be doing
Delivering agreed KPIs including;sales, profit,stock,skus, availability, margin and risk management
Maximising opportunities as they arise and lead the in-season trading to potentialise the outcome for both customers and your category
Analysing commercial inputs to develop, with the Buyer, the best range of products supported by effective and comprehensive range planning and pricing architecture to deliver market leading assortments
Managing an assortment of high strategic importance and/or complexity within your category that achieves strong customer satisfaction
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What you'll have
Proven experience in Forecasting & Planning
Significant experience of inseason trading
Influencing & stakeholder management.
Strong Negotiation Skills
What else could you bring?
Category specific experience.
We have an exciting opportunity in our Merchandising department within the Outdoor Living space. As a Merchandiser, you will be a highly experienced, analytical and commercial Merchandiser who uses their broad expert knowledge to plan and optimise the best range for customers within the Outdoor Living space. Ensuring accurate forecasts of the assortment including sales, stock and profit, to offer the best ranges for our customers through effective range planning and forecasting of the assortment.
The individual will be highly collaborative and will have the ability to develop strong relations with both internal and external stakeholders. They will effectively work alongside the Category team along with our central merchandising operations team and form great supplier relationships to ensure we are planning the most efficient stock flow through the category.
We are looking for someone who will hit the ground running and who will support the Category Lead to build and trade ranges within our Outdoor Living for our upcoming seasons.
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