Merchandiser (Simply be -Womenswear)

Salary up to £40,000 per annum
Discipline Product and Trade

The role

We’re looking for a Merchandiser join our Merchandising team here at N Brown. In this role, you’ll work alongside the Head of Merchandising, to deliver the product strategy by having the right stock in the right place at the right time. The aim is to maximise commercial opportunities through the effective management of inventory, driving demand and service through improved availability and forecasting and reducing markdown to maximise profit. 

What will you do as a Merchandiser at N Brown?

  • Present weekly trade information with actions to the Heads of Merchandising and Heads of Buying
  • Working with the buying team to build a commercial range meeting and driving budget targets and customer expectations using Range Plan & Framework.
  • Support brand tribes with key launches and analysis on success and challenges to collaboratively drive best outcome for customer and business KPIs
  • Maximise in season trading opportunities to ensure optimum profitability, working closely with the Buying Teams.
  • Own the critical path to ensure that ranges are built and orders raised to meet all required launch dates. Influence the supplier strategy, with close to home growth and balance across the base.
  • Using the WSSI, monitor our forward trading plans and commitment to ensure optimum stock levels are met and OTB maximised.
  • Own department production & fabric plans and ensure communicated to suppliers
  • Cascade and communicate the relevant analysis and data to the team to ensure they deliver optimum availability and service levels
  • To recruit, performance manage, train, develop and motivate a team to ensure that the business and brand objectives are met

What skills and experience will you have?

  • Degree or equivalent work-experience
  • Ability to demonstrate the skills and competencies required for role
  • Strong data and analytical skills
  • Able to work collaboratively across all key stakeholders
  • Able to work under pressure to react to changing commercial and seasonal requirements
  • Driven and motivated
  • Retail experience preferred

N Brown – who we are and why work for us?

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible.

What’s in it for you?

  • Hybrid working  
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
  • A range of financial wellbeing support
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 3 days per week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.

Our promise to you:

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!