• Head of Merchandising

    Job ID
    2018-1542
    Category
    Merchandising
  • Salary

    Competitive plus Benefits

    Overview

    About the Role

    The role of Head of Merchandising is a newly created position reporting to the Group Product Director. The successful candidate will take ownership and lead the merchandising function. Key responsibilities include:

    • Delivering the seasonal merchandise financial planning process across all categories.
    • Driving profit growth through markdown planning and control.
    • Delivering seasonal product plans, providing a balanced range for our customers whilst maximising full price sell through, profit and gross margin return on investment.
    • Creating and executing a plan by sales channel, retail, digital and wholesale.
    • Owning stock plans, optimising cash flow, driving stock turn and delivering against terminal stock plans within markdown parameters.
    • Measuring performance against plan, minimising risk and maximising trading performance.
    • Owning the reforecasting and OTB sign off process and leading the allocation and replenishment strategies.
    • Leading, motivating and developing a high performing team, creating a succession plan for the future.

    About the Person

    The ideal candidate will be an established Senior Merchandiser or Merchandise Manager seeking their next step or an established Head of Merchandising seeking a new challenge. Ideally you will have worked in a multi-channel environment within the fashion, footwear, accessories, department store or home wear sector.

    • You will be a strong communicator with the ability to build collaborative working relationships and influence senior stakeholders.
    • You will be a positive leader with prior experience of leading, motivating and developing a high performing team.
    • You will be commercial, analytical and results focussed in your approach.
    • You will demonstrate the ability to problem solve, simplify complexity and demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity.
    • You will be adaptable with the ability to initiate and drive change to improve ways of working.

    About the Brand

    Becoming a parent is a big step, and big steps need good companions. We’ve made it our mission to be here for the next generation of parents. Helping them through pregnancy and beyond with products, advice and experiences they need to grow the lifestyle they want.

    From our Head Office in Huddersfield, Mamas & Papas looks after 30 stores and 100 trusted stockists in the UK and Ireland. With stores and partnerships in more than 40 countries around the world, wherever they are, we help our customers to bring baby into their world, their way.

     

    About the Benefits and Training

    In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll be entitled to lots of exciting benefits* including:

    Flexible Hours

    Fit us round your life with flexible working hours.

    Holidays

    Enjoy time off with up to 35 days holiday.

    Pension

    We’ll help secure your future with at least 3% contributions.

    Life Assurance

    Receive peace of mind with a generous entitlement plan.

    Colleague Discount

    Take advantage of 25% off Mamas & Papas products and other discounts.

    Childcare

    Take the sting out of childcare with our voucher scheme.

    Cibo

    Enjoy subsidised canteen, free tea and coffee, Wi-Fi and more at our social hub.

    Events

    Get involved with monthly events and quizzes.

    *subject to various T&Cs.

     

    If you’re seeking a challenging and rewarding career as part of a global multi-channelled family with ambitious plans for the future, then what are you waiting for? Apply now.

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