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Junior Merchandiser

Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
What Dreams are made of, we re the UK s most loved bed retailer - backed by Tempur Sealy and established in 1985. Our purpose is serving the nation with beds they love. In life. For life. The role is accountable for trading a product group to deliver against the commercial initiatives described under the Buy Great Products programme which in turn will support Dreams to become the Most Recommended and Profitable Bed Company. With the Buyer deliver a product strategy to maximise sales opportunities and net cash profit potential whilst minimising markdown spend & maximising working capital across retail, web and telesales channels. What you'll be doing: With the Buyer, manage and execute the Dreams product strategy for a product group which will deliver against budgeted sales, margin, net profit and working capital targets. Future sales and range planning as well as communicating closely with suppliers in line with the trading plan. Manage and communicate a weekly sales & stock intake process to maximise effectiveness of commercial team decision making. Mange stock within budgeted stock and working capital targets. Manage terminal stock sell through and promotional markdown to protect profitability and delivery of margin targets Provide a robust sales forecast / intake plan to Dreams Bed Factory / third party suppliers. Manage and develop a rolling 12-month trading plan. Robust price file management ensuring Dreams pricing decisions meets OFT regulatory commitments. Maximise DC / branch stock availability and develop initiatives to reduce customer order lead times. Review and analyse range plans to reflect changing trends, new product development and customer insight. Maintain integrity of range plans to support a logical range architecture through a one-in-one-out change process. Perform sales, profit and gap analysis to support buying decision making and optimal utilisation of space. Manage the critical path from product ordering to store delivery to ensure stock is delivered as planned. Provide accurate reporting on supplier performance and lead times, specifically OTIF. Working with supply chain / retail create a deliverable capacity plan and retail execution brief. Responsible for daily / weekly analysis of figures. New line, item card and hierarchy set up and accuracy. Retail and cost price file maintenance and accuracy. Ensure activities meet and comply with organisational and legal requirements for Health and Safety and general care. A bit about you: Proven Merchandiser experience gained in a fast-paced environment Ability and confidence to build relationships across all levels of the business and ability to demonstrate effective influencing skills Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office suite Proven experience in financial modelling / ability to analyse data efficiently and effectively Ability to use data to adapt commercial plans and exploit opportunities to and/or mitigate risk KPI / results driven and Commercially focused / high attention to detail The good stuff we offer: Competitive salary and Discretionary annual bonus Amazing company discount on Dreams products and Discounts on 100 s of high street & online brands including restaurants, holidays, and shopping Optional buy in schemes including additional holiday, Simply Health, Savings and Loans Life Assurance, Free onsite parking, Onsite Parking Opportunities to progress throughout the wider business Access to the Retail Trust, our well-being platform - offering a 24-hour helpline for a variety of support services to you and your household
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  • Job Reference: 707252472-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Dreams Ltd
    Dreams Ltd
  • Location: Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent