Mountain Warehouse

  • Merchandise Planner Opportunities - Apparel Clothing

    Job Locations UK-London
    ID
    2017-1133
    Category
    Merchandising
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Due to our continued growth we are on the look out for Merchandise Planners to join our team for future opportunities.  

     

    Reporting into the Head of Planning you will plan and trade the category with the purpose of maximising sales and profit whilst limiting risk. This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing business and planning team. The position is a full time permanent role working within the Womenswear department.

    What you'll be doing

    • Oversee intake, delivery and capacity of category product whilst remaining aware of impact on other areas
    • Challenges and supports decisions made within team based on evidence and analysis
    • Ensuring stock levels and prices are correct for promotional offers at least 1 week before promotion starts
    • Manages & challenges OTB on category, seeks best solution with buying and ensures necessary action is taken to reflect current trading
    • Work with buying to protect margins by instigating relevant stock movements to limit risk
    • Responsible for smooth running of critical path and life cycle of a product for category, working closely with buying and other functions to ensure department risk is minimised
    • Approves and confirms all products on VM guidelines for planned distribution for parrot stands, windows or any other in store promotion
    • Works with senior management to ensure in season trading lessons learnt are fed into the planning process
    • Management of key line cards or continuity sheets to maintain optimum stock levels
    • Ensure WSSI reflects current strategy and trade
    • Collaborating with Buyers to optimise margins to maximise profit

    We would love to meet someone with

    We are looking for a passionate, hands-on, multi-talented individual who will grow with the company. The ideal candidate will:

     

    • Represent brand at all times
    • Communicate clearly and effectively with other areas to gather information to make better informed decisions
    • Is a positive and enthusiastic member of the team
    • Build positive relationships within your own team and between other functions
    • Embraces peoples values and demonstrates a positive can do attitude to all work situations
    • Is aware at all times of company and category targets and current trading and can contribute in a commercial discussion
    • Conversant with the entire collection and its current performance
    • Understands the target customer
    • Maintains regular contact with the store/area field team in order to gain range feedback
    • Is able to manage workload in accordance to business needs and provides support and guidance to team members

    What's in it for you?

    • Competitive salary and benefits package
    • Holiday allowance
    • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
    • Pension scheme (eligible after a probationary period)

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