Location
London
Department
Merchandising
Advertising Salary
Competitive with benefits
Vacancy Type
Temporary
Brand
Phase Eight
Hours Per WeekHours Per Week:
37

About The Role

We are looking for a Merchandiser to join us on a 12 Month Fixed Term contract covering all aspects of merchandising.

The Merchandising team forecasts sales, allocates stock and develops our in-store and online promotions, as our Merchandiser you will partner with our Buying team to trade the range commercially to maximise profit and minimise markdown. Working at pace with a strong bias towards action and delivery is key in this role; as our Merchandiser you will focus on planning and forecasting including stock management, OTB and reporting on category performance.

Key accountabilities for the role include;

  • Taking ownership of your product area, making recommendations to our Buyer and Head of Merchandising to ensure an optimum product range is offered to the customer to maximise profit
  • Planning allocations and stock packages for stores, liaising with the DC and wider merchandising team to identify category risks and opportunities, recommending activity to increase sales and profit and decrease stock risk
  • Appraise performance of new category product, proposing commercial actions to optimise trade and highlight lessons learnt for the future

Collectively, with our Head of Merchandising and broader Merchandising team, we will need you to work collaboratively to drive our sales and margin and mitigate stock risk by monitoring and reacting to trading patterns ensuring our Phase Eight customer can find the best product mix in the right place, at the right time.

About You

We are looking for an individual who possesses extensive experience within a Merchandiser and/or Junior Merchandiser role with proven commercial success on product areas managed. We would need you to demonstrate seasoned negotiation skills with previous experience planning and trading own departments. The ability to easily transition between planning and stock management is key as is the ability to remain calm under pressure. We may need you to deputise for the Head of Merchandising (as required) so strong presentation skills and influencing at multiple levels of a business is crucial for success is this role, as is a naturally collaborative and positive approach.

About Us

Founded in 1979, Phase Eight is an original, design led womenswear brand that has grown from strength to strength since its conception, without compromising its integrity as a trusted retailer and a market leader. We are dedicated to dressing women of all ages, for all occasions, in fashionable and versatile clothing. We want women to feel as amazing as they look in our styles, which is why we focus on flattering day and evening silhouettes created in quality fabrics. We love modern florals and contemporary details and believe you should never underestimate the power of the perfect dress.

Since becoming part of TFG London in 2015, a listed retail conglomerate owning Phase Eight, Hobbs London & Whistles in the UK, we have seen growth and development prospects across the business.

TFG London Inclusion and Diversity statement of commitment:

At TFG London and across all our brands we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that welcomes, develops and celebrates a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, cultural references and ideas and opinions within our business.

We are working together to ensure our environment is one where difference is not only respected but encouraged and celebrated and people can bring their authentic, unique selves to work, where their contribution is valued, ability enhanced, and perspective appreciated.

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