Merchandiser (Retail, Ecommerce)
- Type: Permanent
- Location: Head Office
- Department: Merchandising
Footasylum was established in 2005 and now trades from over 70 high street stores across the UK. Footasylum has made a name for itself as one of the leading retailers of fashion street wear and sportswear on the UK high street. But apart from all that, we are an awesome place to work. We are passionate about retail, fashion and innovation and are looking for the best talent to help us drive our company to the next stage.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Partner with the Head of Merchandising to create top line quarterly / seasonal strategy relating to all KPI's and communicate to the teams relating to all KPI's
- Visit and gain knowledge of all the stores and estate and create a distribution plan with regional difference
- Provide historical analysis to develop quarterly / seasonal planning forecasts for departments of responsibility
- Create and collate total company quarterly / seasonal range plans in conjunction with the Buyers to be reviewed with BD and HOM
- Create seasonal markdown planning documents and collate total departments total departments proposals for review with HOM verses financial targets
- Create quarterly / seasonal planning packs together with the Buyers
- Communicate quarterly / seasonal plans to the relevant internal departments within the wider business
- Build / maintain relationships with strategic brand partners
- Ensure deadlines are met in accordance with the buying calendar
- Uplift all plans into WSSI / Stock monitor and manage the OTB / phasing of stock to optimise profitability?
- Provide weekly summary of KPIs within the departments of responsibility and the wider business, relating to sales, stock, profit, versus budget and last year
- Providing weekly trading actions to optimise department sales and margin
- Key contact for all analysis relating to departments of responsibility
- Key contact for stores on inventory availability queries
- Provide analysis and summary of markdown and promotional activity for departments of responsibility and the wider business?
- Responsible for ensuring that mark downs are on the system in line with the mark down calendar
- Interact with internal teams to improve performance and drive best practices
- Key contact for merchandise reporting and all aspects of merchandising processes and system use
What we offer:
- Ensure the team are all focused and working towards the shared goal
- Use the grading system and the PDPs to encourage and support all members of the team to support them with their PDP objectives
- Effective coaching and mentoring skills
- Specific experience in fashion retail merchandising preferably within a multi brand environment
- ?Proactive and compelling role model
- Good judgement and decision making skills
- Confidence in suggesting calculated risks
- Strong customer awareness and understanding
- An ardent determination to support stores
- Passionate about product, strong market and brand awareness
- Discreet, professional and well spoken, with excellent communication skills
- Exceptionally organised, methodical and efficient?
There are no shortage of benefits, a generous staff discount and excellent career progression prospects to name a few! This is an opportunity to join one of most exciting retail companies in the UK, where every day is exciting and innovation is at the forefront of where we are at. The Merchandise department has a long track record of developing their team members into more senior positions and this would be an opportunity to come and develop in your career quickly.