As a Junior Merchandiser, you'll trade your department, seeking out sales opportunties and help the Merchandiser with defining the strategy and planning of future ranges.

  • Title: Junior Merchandiser
  • Location: JD Group Head Office, Bury, Greater Manchester. BL9 8RR.
  • Working Hours - Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm

What You'll Be Doing:

Planning:

  • Review Previous Seasons and produce SWOT Analysis with supporting information.
  • Create category level product mix using history, SWOT and SMT Plan.
  • With Senior Merchandiser formulate the space and grading plan for store distribution.
  • Ensure that the WSSI is updated with the buy plan and the KPI’s are signed off with the Senior merchandiser.
  • Ensure that scheduling and Ideals are in place for your area of responsibility.
  • Attend key selection meetings with the Senior merchandiser and Buyer
  • Build the Range plan
  • Build Layout plans in conjunction with buying and VM.
  • Overview the ratios for all buys in conjunction with Asst merchandiser
  • Ensure that the Buy matches the plan Buy
  • Establish working relationships with Supplier Base
  • Manage the order books both in season and preseason to ensure that the most accurate information is always in the system.
  • Manage the Stock seasonality within the WSSI.

Trading:

  • Reviews’ weekly trading performance and achieved KPI’s, identifying Issues and the course of action in preparation for the weekly trading meetings and submit to the senior merchandiser.
  • Propose and agree actions to recover risk and maximise opportunities with the Senior Merchandiser and Buyer at category and line level.
  • Monthly – Capture all agreed actions in the monthly forecast reviews
  • Work up the forecast from category/Season level to Buyer Group
  • Meet and gain approval: Incorporating
    • Forecasting any sales variance to plan
    • Creation of OTB’s
    • Management of commitments – On time delivery, rebuys cancellations
    • Markdown proposals
  • Provide Retail with Rack List/Hit List through Merchandise Assistants.
  • Manage the range plan in Season reflecting any changes
  • Manage Linecards
  • Manage Intake at category and line level.
  • Visit and understand the store base on a regular basis. Create action plans to Optimise Store performance.
  • Manage the store option plans to ensure each store has the optimum amount of stock and neither too full or lacking key lines.

Teamwork:

  • Reporting to the Senior Merchandiser
  • Work with the Senior Merchandiser and Buyer to deliver the plan
  • Guide and direct the Merchandising Team to help deliver the plan
  • With the Senior Merchandiser provide and monitor development plans for the Assistant Merchandiser / Merchandise Assistant on a regular basis
  • Communicate to the Retail Team anything that will impact on Stores performance
  • Establish working relationships with Store Operations, Visuals, Marketing, Finance DC etc.

The Company:

Established in 2000, size? has since evolved into one of the most influential, leading streetwear brands that represent a community connected by fashion, music, sport and art. From supplying our customers with all of the finest brands in footwear, apparel and accessories from across the globe for over two decades, the size? brand has grown to include its roster of highly sought-after worldwide exclusive product releases - including collaborations with Nike, adidas Originals, New Balance, Reebok and many more.From showcasing and celebrating all things streetwear and the cultures that influence it through size?collections; to working directly with some of the UK’s most creative universities through size?syllabus, the size? franchises have evolved over the years to help play a core role in connecting us to our customers.

We know our employees work tirelessly to make JD Group the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Incremental Holiday Allowance

  • Staff Discount on qualifying purchases across Group retail stores and online

  • Exclusive Colleague Bike Discount scheme

  • Discounted Gym membership

  • Personal development opportunities to learn and develop at work

  • Access to Apprenticeships and accredited qualifications

Interested? 

If you interested in this position, then press the Apply Now button.

Due to the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it takes time to review them all. If you don't hear back within two weeks of you applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Applications that meet the skills criteria will be contacted for a 1st stage meeting with the talent team. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview with the hiring manager.

Thank you again for your time.

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