Buying and Merchandising Manager

Michael Page - Retail
£35k - £45k pa + Package
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
As Buying and Merchandising Manager you will be responsible for the end to end category management and development of the gifting and souvenirs department, from sourcing suppliers and buying product through to store allocation.

Client Details

The client is a world renowned brand based in London who operate at the height and forefront of their field. They have an unrivalled knack for success and are always at the forefront and looking to innovate within the retail industry!


As Buying and Merchandising Manager you will be responsible for

- Being the Buying and Merchandising expert for the category, overseeing end to end critical path management and development
- Develop retail profitability by managing inventory spend, product margin, stock holding and mark down.
- Develop commerciality of the category by developing sound robust ranges without duplication and with understanding of seasnonality
- Be able to react to external influences which may impact sales opportunities
- Manage Suppliers closely ensuring all SLAs are adhered to and overachieved upon and initiate regular performance reviews
- Manage Promotional Calendar and work closely with the marketing division to ensure products are cleared
- Work closely with retail colleagues offering support and development opportunities to ensure the retail division of the function is constantly moving forwards


The Successful Buying and Merchandising Manager will

- Have an extensive retail background
- Have great experience across both buying and merchandising with a leaning towards buying
- Be very strong both numerically as well as having strong commercial negotiation skills to fully manage critical path
- Constantly look to improve processes and ways of working
- Be able to seize the opportunity to maximise the online offering of the business and continue to drive through sales in this global multichannel retailer
- Be able to commute to London

Job Offer

The Buying and Merchandising Manager will receive the following

The salary for this role is between 35-45k depending on experience

The role is based out of their Amazing head office in London

Great salary and package including bonus, pension, health care among other amazing benefits!