Merchandiser Job at Harvey Nichols in West London

Job Description


The Menswear Merchandiser will ensure that the trading performance of departments is realised through sales stock and profit analysis and interpretation on a going basis. Ensure full net profit potential of product areas is realised by working closely with Buying, Concessions, Finance, and Logistics.

You will be responsible for managing and developing an Assistant Merchandiser and Allocator.

What you’ll be doing:
Reforecast sales, intake, markdown, density, profit and terminal stock. Review the forecasts with Buying Manager (BM) and ensure strategic decisions are made in order to maximise profit

Provide all information in preparation for range reviews ensure documents are all completed and agreed upon. These should be completed four times per year; twice for the main season review, twice for mid-season review

Prepare and plan seasonal sales (full price and markdown), terminal stocks and calculate seasonal buy using the ‘buy summary document’

Agree sales growth with Buyers and BM by department, store and brand and assist in preparation of seasonal budgets by brand by store

Review space documentation and action space changes in stores

With BM propose finance sales and NAM budgets by department by store. Agree with Group Merchandise Planning Manager. Input through Budget system (Board)

Review the impact of proposed markdown on planned terminal stocks and profit levels

Where applicable, review calculated option range plans for top brands and agree with the Buyer

Review category and size analysis prepared by buying teams

About your experience:
Minimum of 3 years’ experience at Merchandiser / Senior Assistant merchandiser level

Experience in Fashion Merchandising

Excellent administrative skills gained in a similar office environment

Excellent IT skills (MS Office, Excel, Retail analysis systems)

A bit about you:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong attention to detail with excellent level of accuracy

Good organisational and planning skills and ability to work to tight deadlines

Good numerical ability

Strong interpersonal skills

Confident dealing with queries at all levels

Understanding of confidential/sensitive issues and data

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Good at building professional relationships at all levels

All your hard work, rewarded:
Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Very generous staff discount with up to 60% off Fashion and 30% off Beauty

Heavily subsidised travelcard zones 1-6 following probationary period

Seasonal staff parties and team events

About Company

Company: Harvey Nichols

Company Location:  West London

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