Offer Merchandiser

  • Company: Pink Shirtmaker
  • Country/Region: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Merchandising
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: PSHI00161
  • Date of publication: 2019.09.18

Position

Product Performance and SKU Management

  • Weekly analysis of trade to understand both high level and detailed business performance vs KPIs
  • In season monitoring of category and product performance, including analysing collection data (core vs mix; depth vs. width, sell through, category mixes and OTB vs plan) to help ensure brand strategy for future season is balanced and in line with seasonal business plan
  • Work with Regional Retail Merchandisers and the Collection Merchandising team to gather product feedback, market nuances and trends to feed product strategy
  • Create and update a master data collection file (carry over / core / semi core / seasonal / buys) every season
  • Produce Monthly product review analysis to help prepare executive board meeting
  • With guidance of Offer Manager coordinate the product lifecycle and seasonal recode process and contribute to seasonal launch/delist strategy

 Forecasting

  • In season WSSI management for assigned areas to forecast seasonal sales, inventory and manage OTB to communicate risks, opportunities and propose actions
  • Create and maintain a seasonal OTB tracker

Collection Building and Buy

  • Support Offer Manager in setting up seasonal range plan documents
  • Create and update consistent offer structure documents following range plan meetings with Collection Merchandising & Production Development
  • Support Offer Manager in setting the seasonal buy strategy
  • Develop Seasonal Category plans for assigned areas, that support overarching product strategy and financial targets, (target sales, OTB, inventory, ST %, Margin, option width vs depth, core vs seasonal)
  • Support in the creation of the OTB file & buying strategy documents guidelines for Retail Merchandisers and Partners ahead of the showrooms
  • Create and Issue Buy Week Pack documents to Retail Merchandising ahead of Showroom (Regional Order Sheets)
  • Compile buying documents from all regions and underline any discrepancies to the global plan. 

Profile

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • 3-5 Years Merchandise Planning experience in apparel (Menswear preferable but not essential). 
  • Strong category planning and forecasting experience.
  • Strong commercial awareness of fashion market and macro factors. 
  • Advanced organisational skills and able to work autonomously & cross functionally. 
  • High level of curiosity and ability to think outside the box. 
  • Strong quantitative analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Advanced Excel skills. 
  • Agile and able to work at a fast pace in a changing environment. 
  • Passion and affinity for the Brand. 
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