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Are you a Senior Merchandiser/Merchandiser ready to step up and have a real desire to join a FTSE 100 retailer in the UK?

If so, this could be the perfect role for you!!

We have an exciting opportunity to join the B&M Buying team at the Support Centre in Speke as a Senior Merchandiser in our Homewares team with the aim of maximising sales and profit.

The Key Accountabilities in the role are:

  • Working to tight restrictions to ensure stock is maintained throughout the year at the correct levels, particularly through peak periods i.e Christmas, Summer etc.
  • Planning for key promotional events throughout the year
  • Creation of stock orders, managing these orders into the business efficiently
  • Budget planning for the season
  • Cultivating close working relationships with key suppliers
  • Analysing data from the previous year, and current trends
  • Prepare weekly WSSI and trade reports
  • Working closely with the Buyer to ensure sales and margin targets are met
  • Providing the relevant analysis to the buyer to help them with range planning
  • Working closely with the Buying team assistants and Junior Merchandiser to help maintain and develop the department
  • Being proficient in the use of Excel were the business uses heavily formulated worksheets to manipulate reports

The ideal candidate will have the following experience/skills:

  • Experience already at Senior Merchandiser level or as a Merchandiser ready for step up and significant category experience
  • Results orientated with a track record of achieving targets & delivering growth
  • Experience with FOB suppliers, consolidating of containers and working to lead times
  • Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Build and maintain effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Manage budgets
  • Negotiate quantities and delivery time-scales
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Able to utilise data to fully understand customer behaviour and habits
  • Able to Multitask and prioritise workload to the needs of the business
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office in particular Excel