Merchandiser

Location

Argos - Avebury and Home

Hours

Full-time

Contract Type

Permanent

Salary

Competitive plus benefits

Areas of business

Merchandising

Job ID

21000RVK

Google Map of 489-499 Avebury BoulevardSaxon Gate West Milton Keynes MK92NW

Sainsbury's Argos, 489-499 Avebury BoulevardSaxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2NW

Job Description

 

Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Location: Milton Keynes
Contract: Permanent 
Working Hours: 37 per week, Monday to Friday


As a Merchandiser, you’ll execute a customer facing, multi-channel merchandising strategy for your category/ranges, to deliver profitable growth in line with the overall commercial strategy.  You will need to be able to think on your feet and make decisions at pace to ensure delivery against the key objectives.

As well as strong merchandising skills, you will show a real desire to learn and grow, as well as a curiosity and ownership for the success of your category.

 

Main duties and responsibilities as a Merchandiser:

  • Implement a customer driven category/range vision in line with the commercial strategy agreed with senior stakeholders with clearly defined and measurable initiatives
  • Use analysis alongside knowledge of markets, customer profiles and suppliers to develop the category/range framework
  • Devise the multi-channel budgets to ensure that the building blocks are in place to achieve the category/range strategy
  • Ensure category frameworks relating to space, options, architecture and buy plans align to the overall operating model and strategic emphasis of Brands that Deliver
  • Conduct periodic reviews of performance, understanding how this may impact future performance and reflect risks and opportunities through the CRM process
  • You will contribute to the weekly trade reviews and PIR, collaborating with cross functional teams ensuring that they are clear on priority actions and lessons learnt
  • You’ll be responsible for your category/range stock: WSSI planning, OTB management process, purchase orders, promotional stock planning, markdown plan, clearance, total / DC & store stock levels, DD store stock levels, replenishment & ordering parameters to deliver depot/supplier service targets, manage tolerance on stock commitments, availability, & reviewing forecasts
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on cross functional activity (e.g. flexible space) and provide insight and measurement to support
  • Working with the A&R team, review channel / category level forecasts to understand alignment to corporate budgeting, planning and replenishment processes identifying and taking corrective action with respective teams
  • Develop and implement joint business plans for your category/range with suppliers in line with department strategy.  Have a clear plan around supplier classification and set specific performance targets with regular measurement and review
  • By exception, liaise with global suppliers and sourcing offices to identify the most cost-effective sourcing routes
  • Plan and prioritise inbound and outbound stock flow for your range/category, understanding the impact on supply, logistics and retail teams and communicating issues where appropriate
  • Ensure a great customer experience through delivery of merchandising milestones within the critical path, ensuring any issues are resolved through liaising with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Support the sustainability agenda

 

Your experience will include:

  • Merchandising experience required preferably within a Non-food multi-channel retail environment
  • Ability to deliver results to target, as an individual and within a team