Senior Merchandiser - Monsoon (12 month FTC)

Ref: MON10335
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Merchandising
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 28/06/2019

Our founder Peter Simon, travelled to India in 1973 and brought back beautiful, bohemian product to sell on a market stall in Notting Hill. Today Monsoon continues with a boutique feel, spanning a breath of categories from casualwear to occasion & beach.  Monsoon heritage & values make us an individual brand with the ability to stand out vs the competition and stand the test of time.

A successful multi- channel retailer, we are looking for a Senior Merchandiser to join our Monsoon Merchandising team on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.  We are looking for individuals with analytical minds and a passion for product & retail.

Reporting into Merchandising Manager, the Senior Merchandiser will be responsible for driving sales & profitability of their categories with focus on opportunities & risks at channel level. You will work closely with your buyer to plan and execute ranges in line with the company strategy as well as looking for new opportunities and delivery of the department strategy. A key representative for the Merchandising department taking on additional roles & responsibilities to drive progression of the Merchandising function.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Planning of department KPIs; sales, intake margin & FP ST%
  • Working with design & buying to formulate multi- category strategies using detailed analysis as well as competitor and trend knowledge
  • Sets margin targets for each sub-category, working with buying to outline building blocks necessary to achieve
  • Works cross functionally and with wider business to collate &provide key analysis and brand information
  • Constantly reviews sales and stock against plan & last year to identify areas of risk and opportunity, suggesting promotional and markdown strategies where necessary
  • Reviews channel performance & identifies opportunities through different trading patterns, best & worst sellers
  • Manages commitment and OTB levels throughout the season, works closely with buying to ensuring department is agile and ready to respond quickly
  • Line manages a team of two, conduct regular reviews and plan the development of all individuals


The Individual:

You will have a proven track record as an experienced Merchandiser or as an existing Senior Merchandiser. You will have strong analytical skills and experience of working at a multi- channel retailer. Experience of managing team members and working cross functionally with a passion for retail and the Monsoon Accessorize brand.


What are we like to work for?

If you want to be the best in Women’s Clothing, then Monsoon is a great place to be. You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across all three of our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and pay day early finishes!


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