Junior Merchandiser Brands Job at Marks & Spencer – in Paddington

Job Description

Job Description:
From Merchandising and Marketing – Product Development and Design, through to Supply Chain and Space Planning – our mission is to bring stylish wardrobe, home, and beauty essentials to our customers via an easy, inspiring shopping experience online and in store that will delight them every time.

As we accelerate the transformation of our business to suit the changing needs of our customer, we need results-orientated colleagues that not only have a passion for our product, but a strong team working ethos, creativity, and a healthy commercial aim to join us on our journey.

Play a pivotal role in the delivery of our strategic ambition to introduce Brands instore and online

To assist the Merchandiser in managing product from buy to our channels to meet our customer requirements, taking full responsibility for a range or department where necessary

Delivering in-season actions that maximise sales and profit opportunities and meet agreed targets

To support the Merchandiser to execute departmental plans

To develop knowledge and skills within Merchandising and line management towards the role of Merchandiser

Key accountabilities and measures

Working with the Merchandiser and Buying team to build the departmental plan and strategy and executing to deliver sales, total stocks, GSM, markdown, availability targets and option count

Assisting the Merchandiser and Buying Team to formulate a detailed plan on the products to be offered each month cross all channels

Accountable for devising an accurate long term and short-term department or range forecasts

Booking quantities of products to meet launch and respond to in season variables for all channels

Working closely with key partners such as retail and .com to successfully execute a brands launch

Regularly monitor sales and range offering to ensure commercial and customer aspirations are potentialised, working with brands to react and amend accordingly

Managing departmental documentation relating to all sale periods including markdown plans

Maintaining strong communication links to retail and .com

Building positive relationships with our brands

Preparing and presenting regular business reviews, alongside the Merchandiser, BRM and JB, to optimally drive performance

Implementing and exploiting new systems and processes

Act as deputy to the Merchandiser across the wider scope of their role on a day-to-day basis in addition to leading cyclical meetings such as trade, sign off and run rate

Key Skills

Strong Merchandising skills including development of Department Plan, stock/commitment management, creating sales estimates and managing GSM

Knowledge of the end to end buy to channel process

Able to fully utilise the relevant IT support systems, (Range Planner, MP, SSI, GMOR) and to be fully conversant with standard business desktop applications

Strong numerical, analytical, and interpretive skills

Knowledge of M&S brand and sub-brand strategy

Positive relationship building and communication skills to foster collaborative and effective engagement with brand partners

Influencing (internal & external)

Leadership potential

Ability to initiate and build positive relationships with key partners

Resilience and being open to change

This is an excellent opportunity to join us at an exciting time of change and transformation! In exchange for your experience, we will reward you with a competitive salary and market leading benefits package.

Interested? Apply here!

Marks & Spencer seeks to be an inclusive organisation, trusted, and loved by our colleagues, customers, and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact. We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process. Applicants with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation either by phone on 0345 300 3725 or by email [email protected], so we can make alternative arrangements for you.

About Company

Company: Marks & Spencer –

Company Location:  Paddington

Job Category: Marketing

About Marks & Spencer -