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Nutmeg Clothing Merchandiser

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Location:
Coalville
Department:
Nutmeg
Salary Details:
Competitive salary, rewards and benefits
Work Level:
Work Level 4
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
About The Role

We are looking for a highly-driven and motivated Merchandiser to join our dynamic team based in the Coalville clothing office in Leicestershire.

You’ll be tasked with successfully managing a department to deliver company sales and margin targets by planning, controlling and monitoring the purchasing, intake and distribution of merchandise. You will also be responsible for departmental strategy alongside the buyer and fully accountable for the departmental performance, continually anticipating the customers’ expectations whilst developing effective working relationships with suppliers, internal departments and the personnel management of direct reports.

As a Merchandiser you’ll be responsible for:

Customer

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all suppliers
  • Ensure a knowledge of the customer profile and market trends
  • Conduct store visits to view stock, obtain feedback and look to enhance sales and stock packages at store and company level
  • Ensure that a competitive and commercial product range, that reflects the Nutmeg brand strategy, is delivered to the customer with strong availability.

Colleague

  • Motivate all members of the team in order to potentialise their talent through effective management and help them to progress forward in their career
  • Recruitment, interview direct report vacancies
  • Lead the performance of direct reports to create high performing climate

Operational

  • Have a vision for the departments merchandising strategy, planning a commercial product range that is in line with the company stock and sales targets
  • Operate an effective and timely sign off process working with the buyer, that is in line with the critical path and merchandising planning cycle
  • Productive travel management in line with the budget set and company expenses policy
  • Ensure all range plans are correctly built for the department ensuring a balanced product mix, challenging the buyer where appropriate and ensure all range plans are kept updated and accurate
  • Prepares and presents a comprehensive stock and sales plans for the season ahead for the department, presenting any supporting documentation and analysis, ensuring the proposal maximises sales and profit potential
  • Attend all weekly, monthly and seasonal meetings fully prepared, ensuring all analysis and reports required are completedcomprehensively and accurately, taking the lead for merchandising, challenging and influencing where needed
  • Be fully conversant with all orders processing through the systems for the department and any new orders being proposed and the effect they could haveon stock, sales, margin and budget figures

Sales, Profit and Cash

  • Maximising sales and profit for given product department to meet agreed targets, through strong planning, analysis and development of global supplier relations
  • Manage all stock and intake for the department in line with company targets
  • Monitoring and evaluation alongside the buyer of the performance of the department against budget/forecast, constantly reviewing outstanding commitment and opportunities and assessing any issues
About You

You’ll ideally have the following skills and experience:

Knowledge

  • Clear understanding of how to serve Customer needs and requirements
  • Ability to champion the customer and retail a customer focus through daily routines
  • Knowledge of the Morrisons business to ensure 1st class execution
Skills
  • The ability to create environments where sharing ideas, issues and concerns is the norm
  • Ability to champion pace, change and simplicity
  • The ability to lead and motivate an ambitious and changing team
  • Ability to gain feedback from colleague and customers
  • Able to deliver increased sales and profit growth through sound business knowledge and retail experience
  • Analytical thinking – manage multiple data sources and make the appropriate decisions for sales, stock, markdown and profit
  • Ability to manage OTB

Experience

  • Experience of pre-season planning to deliver a commercial range with a profitable model
  • Experience of OTB and in season trade
  • Stockflow and stocks in line with targets
About The Company

Proud of our roots, Morrisons is a leading Yorkshire food retailer, serving 11 million customers across 500 stores a week. We’re also the UK’s second largest food manufacturer.

Together, we make millions of products a year in our 18 manufacturing sites, allowing us to focus on what our customers want: good quality, fresh food and great value.  

Our people make Morrisons. We’re passionate about recognising diverse talent and building careers for our people.

 

Start your application today to join an awarding winning employer where you can develop you career.