Junior Merchandiser

Kensington, London, UK
Posted 24 days ago
Full time

International Area Management

  • Participate in Trade calls, collect and champion the weekly store performance across your territory.
  • Analyse weekly performance and recommend necessary actions to drive product performance across all product categories together with regional merchandising teams.
  • Coordinate the flow of information across the business; communicate information from the international regions to the head office and vice versa.
  • Work closely together with local merchandising teams to drive sell through and product performance KPIs.
  • Conduct regular competitor reviews, understanding their offers and activities.
  • Complete market visits and build strong relationships with Store Leaders and Area Managers to improve area’s performances.
  • Work with Visual Merchandising team on monthly drop plans; ensure store layouts are the right balance of sale trends and brand image.
  • Act as the international champion within the UK head office by working collaboratively with the wider business, including Marketing, Product Management, Digital and Retail Operations.

Stock & Sales Management

  • Oversee and manage the weekly flow of sales data from international regions to head office.
  • Prepare and manage weekly international shipments based on KPI’s, new launches and local activities.
  • Prepare and provide the despatch forecast for your territory to share with central warehouse.
  • Prepare and plan the IDS levels.
  • Work closely with Group Planning to ensure stock is maintained at an optimum level through re-buys and re-phasing of intake.
  • Monitor and control intake; ensure commitment is accurate and in line with business expectation.
  • Ensure that the decision-making tools (Line forecast, retail forecast) reflect the most accurate trading position on Sales, Stock, Intake and Margin.
  • Prepare monthly forecast reports, considering actual in-season performances.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports of current performance; providing analysis, pro-active interpretation, communicating and recommended actions.
  • Build key relationships with Customer Services, Commercial and Warehouse to optimise the flow of products within the business (deliveries, returns, recalls) to meet business objectives.
  • Build and maintain seasonal reports such as sell through, PGR, budgets and communicate with relevant teams.
  • Responsible for completion of markdown planning, reporting and analysis.
  • Accountable for achieving seasonal Full Price sell through targets for international regions.

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