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Merchandising and Buying Manager

Ref: 07130 | Permanent | Sutton | £60000 - £70000 per Annum

A Merchandising and Buying Manager is required for a busy retailer of jewellery and second-hand jewellery.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Merchandising Manager, who possesses some buying experience to join a dedicated and hardworking team.
The purpose of this newly created role is to bring together and manage the merchandising, buying and visual merchandising functions, whilst creating and delivering retail strategy ensuring cash sales and margin growth are driven whilst working to KPI`s and remaining compliant.

As Merchandising and Buying Manager your responsibilities will include:
• Managing a small team of Merchandisers, Buyers and Visual Merchandisers
• Delivering retail strategy and communicating short, medium and long term goals
• Making decisions based on commercial intelligence and lessons learnt
• Working to KPI`s and budget
• Producing category sales and forecasts
• Managing stock turn, including developing exit strategies for slow moving stock
• Completing quarterly reviews of new and pre-owned jewellery and watches
• Ensuring the department is complaint in all areas including testing
• Working with external suppliers and managing contracts, as well as sourcing new suppliers (pre owned and new)
• Working alongside the Merchandising, Buying and Visual Merchandising teams in their personal training and development
• Working alongside marketing and ecommerce to ensure all decisions are inline with strategy

The ideal candidate will:
• Be an experienced Merchandising Manager, with some experience in buying desirable
• Have a proven track record of driving sales and growing margin, working to budget and KPI`s
• Come from a high street fashion retail background or have experience as a Merchandising Manager in the jewellery/watch sector
• Be a strong negotiator, managing contracts for jewellery and pre-owned jewellery
• Have a good understanding of compliance and testing
• Have a passion for nurturing and developing a team
• Have experience in a similar role with a portfolio of at least 100 stores
• Have some experience online

This is a great opportunity to join a successful business with a growing portfolio of stores and huge online presence. The successful candidate will be joining a fantastic team of Merchandisers and Buyers who are dedicated, hard working and love what they do. In return for your hard work, the company offers some great benefits and incentives.
Interviews are taking place ASAP, please send your CV to avoid disappointment


Please contact Nicola Asuncion for further information.

Phone : 0207 488 9922

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