• Merchandiser

    Location UK-Nottingham
    Job ID
    2018-3182
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Demand Planning
    Brand
    Pentland Brands
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    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

     

    Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

     

    We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

     

    We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

     

    We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

     

    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

     

    As Merchandiser you will:

     

    Be capable of trading your own areas as well as assisting in the inventory analysis, visitor behaviour trends, range planning, stock replenishment and weekly trading reporting. You'll also be accountable for providing accurate reports for the Merchandising Manager and identify key trading opportunities in which you will be able to pro-actively propose actions in response.

     

    Responsibilities
     

    • Assisting the Merchandise Manager with seasonal product selection, range planning and online launch scheduling.
    • Working with the Merchandise Manager in forecasting sales and profit, create stock plans and control the levels of inventory.
    • Monitoring, and reporting on out of stocks.
    • Supporting the Merchandising Manager to develop the category strategy and managing the merchandising trading calendar.
    • Being accountable for your own product areas/brand and identifying trading opportunities and promotions.
    • Produce accurate reports on a weekly and monthly basis.
    • Keep the Merchandising trackers and sales plans up to date.

     

    Key stakeholders

     

    • Commercially aware to maximise sales and profit opportunities
    • Can demonstrate sound decision-making based on intuition and judgement
    • Have good analytical and numerical skills
    • Good communication and excellent team player
    • Time management, organisation and prioritisation of tasks
    • Able to be hands-on and self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines
    • Pro-active and passionate with a strong attention to detail
    • Previous retail experience ideally within Merchandising either in retail, e-commerce and/or wholesale
    • Inventory management and stock control
    • Fashion or sports industry knowledge advantageous
    • Identifying new opportunities based on consumer behaviour

     

    Needs to have

    • Knowledge of buying processes and forecasting
    • Advanced skills in Excel spread sheets, and how to manipulate data to produce analysis
    • Experience of analysing data and presenting in a format tailored to specific audiences

     

    Needs to be

    • Highly planned, organised & methodical 
    • Positive and have a confident approach to getting things done within a very demanding environment
    • Strong attention to detail, with analytical and commercial mindset

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