DW Fitness First

Merchandiser - Ladieswear

Location
Wigan
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Aug 2019
Closes
02 Sep 2019
Ref
CRDW86392
Job Type
Full Time

Merchandiser - Ladieswear

DW Sports are currently looking for a strong Ladieswear Merchandiser to join a growing Buying & Merchandising team at our Support Centre in Wigan.

Reporting to the Head of Merchandising, the successful candidate will have a strong merchandising background with the ability to maximize sales and profit through analysis, planning and forecasting and in season trading.

What does the role entail?

  • Working closely with buying and e-commerce colleagues to build commercial, channel appropriate product ranges
  • Managing volumes and phasing of product ranges to maximise brand launches and stock levels
  • Building and managing category level budgets, within the constraints of a wider business level forecast
  • Managing distribution of stock to stores within the business (width of distribution and depth of stock)
  • In conjunction with the buying, e-commerce and retail ops teams to manage promotion and price reductions
  • Assessing in season sales performance and recommending appropriate trading actions (order cancellations, price reduction/promotion, raising additional orders, extending/reducing distribution etc)
  • Managing intake levels, within budget constraints, to maximise profitability and sell through.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Exceptionally organised, methodical and efficient
  • A great communicator at all levels
  • A role model with the ability to develop the skills and knowledge of the more junior team members
  • A team player who thrives in a fast paced, busy and challenging environment
  • Passionate about product, strong market and brand awareness
  • Good judgment and decision making skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge and understanding of supply chain within a retail environment

In addition to a competitive basic salary, benefits include; contributory pension scheme, free gym membership, retail discount and an additional day off for your birthday!

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