Merchandiser
 
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Ad title: Merchandiser
Provided by: Anouki
Published: Aug 10 / Deadline: Aug 27
To support the branded Womenswear Category business and maximize profitability by working closely with the relevant departments to accurately forecast trends, plan stock levels and monitor product performance.

Position: Merchandiser
Reporting: Production Manager/Category Manager /GM

Responsibilities:

** Weekly stock v sales analysis to ensure all brands and categories are trending correctly in line with sales plans.
** Making sure budget splits are met by constant follow up and reviewing with BM/GM.
** Reporting on sales trends and gathering data to develop Category Management.
** Manage replenishments and ensure timely fulfilment.
** Aligning with all department Merchandising Planners to agree shipment consolidation and delivery dates.
** Manage accuracy of payments in conjunction with the Finance department & BM.
** Presenting reports and data to Brand Manager/Production Manager and General Manager.
** Check accuracy of product information on the website and make changes where necessary.
** Plan & monitor shipment end dates & align pickup dates with logistics.
** Analyze & monitor key department measures against business plan (departmental booked units & value, sales, sales contribution, margin & turnover).
** Approve and monitor pricing & margins & discuss with Brand Manager/Production Manager /GM.
** Identify areas of concern through the analysis of Stock vs sales & the monitoring of departmental/brand stock holding, cover & incoming stock.
** Identify key areas of brand & departmental growth, in coordination with Brand Manager, through the analysis of brand & departmental performance reports.
** Have a clear plan, strategy and direction for own portfolio on a monthly basis and be ready to report on progress ad hoc, as well as monthly.
** Accumulate trend information and generally maintain market awareness in keeping with our target customer to inform and analyze planning/production decisions and product performance.
** Meet and manage suppliers with a view to building robust and preferential relationships and secure timely delivery of orders.
** Negotiating terms with suppliers to ensure a healthy margin and good payment terms are maintained.

Key Performance Indicators:

** Commitment to budget/annual plan and accuracy of forecasting
** Strength of relationship and structured communication lines with Buying team
** Accuracy of data and reporting to senior management
** Ensuring free flow of product through the supply chain
** Prioritization or products and stock
** Commercial awareness to ensure always in line with global trends and competition
** Pricing must be managed to ensure we are always in line with competition

Experience:

** 3 - 5 years prior Merchandising / Buying experience
** In-depth knowledge of fashion industry, trends & competitor landscape
** Commercial Retail mindset
** Advanced working knowledge of Excel
** Strong attention to detail and analytical mind-set
** Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines under pressure
** Fluent in Georgian & English, knowledge of Russian is an advantage

Interested candidates please send you CV with picture to job@anouki.com before 27th August 2018.
 
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