Continuity and Brand Merchandising Manager


Start Date:

Friday 30 October 2020





Position Type:


Job Overview:

We are currently recruiting for a Continuity and Brand Merchandising Manager for one of our prestigious clients based in Northamptonshire.

The outline of the role is as follows

Sales and Profit

  • Review performance against sales plan, taking appropriate action to maximise sales and profit and reduce obsolescence whilst improving stock turn
  • Review, propose and implement mark-down activity to reduce terminal stock whilst analysing action taken on mark-downs to maximise profit
  • Actively participate in the preparation of budgets, sales and profit targets
  • Communicate trading issues and forecasts with proposed actions to senior management

Range Planning / Forecasting

  • Develop and agree plans that achieve sales and profit targets and implement the agreed departmental strategy
  • Agree a framework with Divisional Management within which a balanced, commercial and profitable range is built
  • Create a range plan to optimise the allocated space and maximise sales and profit density
  • Manage product trialing activity with Central Operations
  • Establish critical path for development and delivery of all product ranges
  • Agree and deliver promotional and marketing plans, optimising sales and profit


Inventory Management

  • Manage the intake of stock in line with agreed stock levels and Open To Buy (OTB)
  • Plan availability schedule for new Brand and continuity product
  • Plan initial allocation of product by grade, including display stocks
  • Ensuring commitment is managed in line with OTB and sales potential
  • Monitor and manage the availability of stock:
    • by ensuring planned launch and replenishment dates are met
    • sales and stock are potentialised through production planning
    • managing the allocation of stock from suppliers
    • managing in-store stock levels to optimise distribution
    • managing terminal stock
  • Manage stock flow through Distribution Centre, resolving any issues that arise

Supplier Management

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers
  • Analyse Suppliers’ delivery performance
  • Contribute to future supplier strategies - Domestic and Overseas
  • Negotiate and manage the recovery of supplier contributions

Key skills and attributes

  • System skills (MS Office Excel, Outlook, JDA, Qlik, etc.)
  • Critical path management
  • Sales Analysis and Forecasting
  • Project management

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