Senior Merchandiser

Merchandising Market Harborough, Leicestershire


Give your career a breath of fresh (countryside) air.

For the colourful and carefree who make the most out of life, Joules is the British country lifestyle brand that encourages all of life’s adventures.

At Joules, we design clothing, accessories and homeware for all the family. Alongside a whole lot more. We are inspired by nature. We have fun. And we care.

It’s been quite a journey from when we started way back in 1989. And thanks to staying true to our roots, and a team that is always wanting to do better, we’re pleased that the adventure is as exciting as ever.

We think it’s your time to join in the fun.


The role of Senior Merchandiser, sits in our remarkable Merchandising & Supply Chain department where you will take accountability for delivering all Merchandising KPI's for a department of the Business. You will also line manage a team of Assistants and Trainees.

Day to day as a Senior Merchandiser:

  • Delivers a seasonal range framework using sales & profit analysis and feed-in form internal and external parties to predict future opportunity.
  • Ensured the range is delivered to hit financial plans, adjusting as required as critical path progresses and drives their team to deliver actions.
  • Monitor performance of range against the original plan through reforecasting and takes action to drive additional opportunity and minimise risk.
  • Accountable for department always plans as well as accuracy across all system and data points.
  • Works closely with Suppliers to share seasonal strategies and plans, communicating and updating regularly on business levels.
  • Present plans to key decision makers in critical path meetings, using reasoned arguments & rationale to deliver sign off for plans.
  • Accountable for department forecasting and resulting actions, striving for high accuracy and using all available data to inform views.
  • Work with the Buyer, you’ll be accountable for the progression of the range of departments, ensuring on-time, profitable ranges.
  • Work alongside Supply Chain and Planning teams to ensure stock is bought into the business with consideration to cash flow and capacity.
  • Accountable for stocks being in the right virtual warehouse/location to maximise availability and full price sell through.
  • Overseas trading for the department, taking product actions into current and future seasons.
  • Optimising the current season through OTB management and proactively addressing terminal stock risk, determining the most profitable solutions.
  • Take accountability for the Department WSSI, driving business-wide visibility of all KPI’s (Sales, Margin, Stock, Markdown, Intake).
  • Accountability for ensuring markdown items are identified and prices agreed within parameters.

What we need you to have:

  • Demonstrated ability and experience through a Merchandiser role – able to take on a larger department with higher business impact.
  • High Commercial Acumen, Analytical skills with an ability to interpret facts and figures to identify risks and opportunities.
  • Is a strong and supportive line manager.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Brilliant verbal and written communication skills.
  • High levels of organisation and attention to detail.

What you’ll get from us:

  • 50% Staff discount
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Extended holiday (including Family and Volunteering leave)
  • Flexible working
  • Pension
  • A bold and vibrant place to work with bold and vibrant people

There’s plenty more on offer, but let’s get the ball rolling first – send us your CV.

We believe in equal opportunities and celebrate diversity. EVERYONE is welcome, EVERYONE is included, EVERYONE is free to bring their true self