European Merchandiser / Buyer
Job: European Merchandiser/Buyer
Hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00
Our client have a really exciting new opportunity for a Merchandiser to join their expanding Merchandising team. The role will be to manage the trading of the European channels and contribute towards the creation and implementation of the product strategy for Europe. Work closely with the Product Buying ad Merchandising teams to deliver a product offer that exceed customers' expectations and achieves sales and profit targets.
Preparation of European product budgets and sales, profit and stock targets
Monitor performance against key indicators and identify risks and opportunities and build upon them to improve profitability and grow the business
Identify new business opportunities to grow sales and profitability
Agree and deliver trading plans in line with UK business, to optimise sales and profit
Management of product life cycle on a weekly basis. Work with trading team to launch product and manage the exit of lines at the end of their life
Develop a markdown strategy to reduce old stock, to drive trade, and maximise profit which is Europe focused but in line with the wider business strategy.
Range Building and Planning.
Contribute towards the Departmental product budgets by providing Channel level insights at Brand and Category level.
Demonstrate a customer focused knowledge of the markets and the competition.
Hours of work:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, flexi-time hours are available (minimum 3 days per week in the office).
To be considered you will need to have:
Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Excellent Commercial awareness with an interest in product
Able to communicate in a way that drives confidence and buy in to ideas
Ability to coach, motivate and develop a team
Resilient, adaptable and able to multi task
Able to work under pressure and at pace
Ideally educated to degree level in a fashion or business subject.
Logistics and Supply Chain Workforce are responsible for placing thousands of dedicated professionals out to work across the Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Job categories include; Food Production, Food Processing, Warehouse, Distribution and Planning. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.