Head of Merchandising (Part-time)

Job Title: Head of Merchandising (Part-time)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: up to £60k pro-rata
Reference: 15626276
Job Published: January 18, 2018 00:00

Job Description

  • Pureplay eCommerce brand. 
  • Brand new role as part of an established team. 
  • Fun market and relaxed working environment. 
A well-established, pureplay eCommerce brand based in Bristol is looking to develop their Merchandising function. Over 13 years in the making, this business is known for their quirky designs across fashion and gifting, making them a much loved brand. The step to bring in a Head of Merchandising will ensure the business continues to develop their product offering, whilst remaining strong from a commercial standpoint.

This role is a part-time position for 2-3 days a week, great for someone looking for extra flexibility.

What you’ll be doing

With a headcount of circa 20 people, you’ll head up the Merchandising function and work cross functionally with Digital, eCommerce, Development and Sales / Marketing to drive overall strategy. You’ll work closely with the Sales and Marketing Manager to set the Trading Calendar for the year, including key events, launches and promotions.

From day one it will be all about assessing where the Merchandising plan is now, and what the customer data is telling you. Using this will allow you to better plan company forecasts, financial plans and the overall Range frameworks to support the buying process.

This then leads more into the day to day, i.e. Managing the department WSSI’s, reacting to overall performance and understanding seasonal trends to manage risk and optimise the sales of best-selling items. From a leadership perspective, you’ll provide strategic and operational leadership to the Buyer and Assistant Merchandiser, while also planning for future hires to grow the division.

What experience you’ll need
  • Experience as a Merchandiser or Senior Merchandiser for a multi-channel brand, preferably within fashion (but not a must). 
  • Commercially astute and a confident decision maker at a range of levels. 
  • Proven track record in Range planning to drive profit across the business. 
  • Have worked in a merchandising team where eCommerce sales are a significant part of the overall turnover. 
  • Experience in managing and developing others. 
  • Highly numerate, analytical and a strong attention to detail. 
What you’ll get in return for your talents

There is a competitive salary on offer, depending on experience, of up to £60k pro rata (the role is 2-3 days a week). An excellent opportunity for a candidate looking for a part-time role, or some additional flexibility.

What’s next?

Get in touch with Joe to hear more about this one!