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Merchandiser

Head Office/Support Centre

Merchandiser, Birmingham

Working closely with the buying function to achieve the multi-channel targets set by the company on Product Group sales, profit, availability and stock targets, you will plan and trade the area of responsibility, manage performance in season, and provide robust financial sales planning to support the company financial framework.

In addition you will:

  • Provide robust analysis of sales to feed in to review of previous seasons performance, identifying opportunities for growth or areas of potential decline
  • Create the WSSI sales stock and intake plans at sub category, weekly level ensuring alignment to the budgets
  • booking stock / raising orders and phasing of orders with suppliers on key volume lines
  • capacity planning with suppliers on key volume lines
  • critical path management
  • Reforecast KPIs weekly in the WSSI working alongside buying team to ensure alignment
  • Manage stock levels and forecasts to support sales and availability
  • Meet availability targets by channel on key volume lines at all times
  • Managing proposed orders against OTB spend at sub PG level
  • Propose promotional or markdown activity when necessary to drive sales and or manage stock levels / terminal risk
  • Work closely with Allocations team on agreeing stock build strategies and factoring changes to potentialise sales
  • Review DC and store stocks weekly to ensure optimisation of stock by channel
  • Work cross functionally
  • Regular visits to our stores and our competition to listen to both colleague and customer feedback to support opportunities in season on potential risks to mitigate

About You

  • A passion for Merchandising and driving sales – challenging the norm and not being afraid to try something new!
  • Strong administration skills along with analytical and numerical skills
  • Be flexible in approach whilst working under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to use interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels and cross functionally
  • Ability to work as part of a team, whilst being self-sufficient and self-motivated
  • Exceptional commercial awareness
  • Computer literate, with knowledge of MS Excel and have the ability to learn and use in-house software

Finally, the bit "About The Works"

We are people who do!

Here at The Works, we are building a working environment that’s fun, friendly, and supportive - all at the same time. It’s somewhere that’s designed for people who love getting busy, whether that’s helping customers, meeting new challenges, or building a rewarding career.

It’s a place for people who know how to roll their sleeves up, get creative, and put their passion and imagination to work…People who do!

We are the UK’s leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With over  500 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we’re here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality. You will find our stores in a huge and diverse range of locations; on high streets, in shopping centres, on retail parks, and as concessions (usually in garden centres). We are also one of the few value retailers with a full featured online store that helps our customers to shop how they want, when they want, 7 days a week.

Oh....and we are super proud  to be a Best Companies, Best Big Company to work for in the UK in 2021

It all means that we have built the kind of working environment that is the perfect place for people who love our products to build a career. It is somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it’s also somewhere you can thrive.

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