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Retail Merchandiser

North East England

  • Reference: 386749
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive

  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

The Company

Our client, Wave Direct are currently searching for a Retail Merchandiser to join their Merchandising and Purchasing team. 

Since 2016, Wave has been providing customers with luxurious experiences, selling quality products at affordable prices. Our turnover increased from £300,000 to £4 million in one-month last year. With sales exceeding £13 million in 2020, we’re now ready to make a splash overseas, targeting key markets in the US, Europe and the UAE.  To achieve our £25 million target in 2021, we’re expanding our Newcastle HQ having recently quadrupled our workforce to 45 (+ 1 dog) passionate, collaborative, hardworking people. 

The Role

This role will be part of the Merchandising & Purchasing team and be responsible for ensuring that the right amount of goods is available on different selling platforms and are being sold at the right price. Through shrewd planning, careful purchasing and sensible promotions profits can be enhanced. Merchandisers also assess the needs of individual selling channels and how they might differ based on factors such as target demographics. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely will buyers and merchandisers to plan product range 
  • Host meetings with suppliers 
  • Place orders 
  • Manage budget 
  • Predict sales and profit 
  • Negotiate quantities and delivery time scales 
  • Manage levels and distribution of stock 
  • Problem solving any supplier and production issues 
  • Setting stock promotions/ price reductions 

The Person

The successful candidate will show some of the following attributes: 

  • At least 2 years merchandising experience 
  • Experience in dealing with far east suppliers 
  • Commercial awareness 
  • Confident in making decisions
  • Able to work under pressure 
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills 
  • Ability to organised and prioritise 

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