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Merchandiser

• planning product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans in conjunction with buyers;
• liaising with buyers, analysts, stores, suppliers and distributors;
• maintaining a comprehensive library of appropriate data;
• working closely with visual-display staff and department heads to decide how goods should be displayed to maximise sales;
• producing layout plans for stores
• forecasting profits and sales, and optimising the sales volume and profitability of designated product areas;
• controlling stock levels based on forecasts for the season;
• analysing every aspect of bestsellers (for example, the bestselling price points, colours or styles) and ensuring that they reach their full potential;
• maintaining awareness of competitors' performance;
• monitoring slow sellers and taking action to reduce prices or set promotions as necessary;
• gathering information on customers' reactions to products;
• analysing the previous season's sales and reporting on the current season's lines;

Job Requirements: 

• Grade 10 and/or equivalent qualification
• Experience within a Retail environment
• Strong Selling, Negotiation and Influencing Skills
• English language proficiency
• Approachability
• Brand Visibility
• Strong communications skills both verbal and written
• the ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment and to quickly identify problems and recommend solutions;
• sound decision-making skills and the ability to plan and prioritise;
• the capability to work well as part of a team and to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people;
• strong commercial acumen and the ability to understand what will appeal to customers;

Job Type: 

Permanent

Company Name: 

Imperial Retail Solutions

Company Location: 

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