Merchandiser - Womenswear

Merchandising London, United Kingdom


Description

Founded in 1970, Jigsaw was the first premium fashion brand on the high street. Since then, the company has expanded worldwide to work with the finest mills, cutting edge photographers, up-and-coming models and renowned architects. But the search for the best in the industry never stops. As our journey continues, we're looking for passionate and talented people to learn about Style & Truth: a set of values that sets us apart from the rest of the high street, a belief that everyone should feel empowered to embrace their own style, be true to themselves, and not slavishly follow the fashion world. This means putting style before trends and truth before hype. Join the Jigsaw journey.

 

We’re looking for a Merchandiser to join our team.  

 

JOB TYPE

Full-time

LOCATION

Kew, London

REPORTS TO                        

Head of Merchandising  

               

JOB PURPOSE

Responsible for planning and developing a product strategy with the Design and Product Development teams that delivers against sales and profit targets.

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver the planned sales and profit of your department by managing and optimising the department through effective planning and in season trading
  • Regular analysis of department performance to maximise commercial opportunities and highlight risks to key stakeholders
  • Work alongside the Design and Product development team to ensure a commercial range is offered to the customer whilst ensuring both Jigsaws’ and the department's strategy are adhered to
  • Through strategic planning and trading of the department manage the intake and OTB to deliver the stock requirements of the business
  • Weekly reforecasting and management of all WSSI’s
  • Markdown and promotional strategy
  • Create and own the commercial product strategy
  • Range build and create an option framework which is supported by lessons learnt and is in line with design direction and product strategy
  • Own and control the net achieved margin
  • Manage and develop a team including Assistant Merchandisers and Merchandising Administrators
     

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Awareness of current trends and the retail market
  • Able to demonstrate a commercial aptitude
  • Strong organisation skills, able to use initiative and to work in pressurised environment
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately with colleagues, suppliers and others at all levels and in senior level meetings
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literate able to use both word and excel applications to an intermediate/advanced level

 

BENEFITS

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Staff discount – up to 50%
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised lunches
  • Gym access
  • Season ticket loan
  • Access to Perkbox – Jigsaws benefits Provider
  • Sample sales
  • Core Hours