Merchandising & Buying Manager


We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Merchandising & Buying


Beyond Retro is seeking a Merchandising & Buying Manager whose main responsibility will be to deliver a multi-channel merchandising strategy across Beyond Retro’s three main product lines, vintage, in house label and bought in product. An emphasis will be placed on expanding our business in bought in categories including apparel, footwear and homewares. The successful candidate will have forecasting, merchandising, buying and team management experience in a relevant fashion apparel domain. 

If this job suits your experience and you are self-motivated, flexible, very organized, detail-oriented, a strong problem solver; and able to work well under pressure – we would like to talk to you about this opportunity. Working with us means being part of a team of talented, passionate individuals with a shared focus on teamwork to deliver great product and customer experiences. 

Based in N1, London, the Merchandising & Buying Manager will be responsible for: 

• Delivering the multi-channel merchandising strategy, including plans and forecasts for UK and international brick and mortar and eCommerce retail

• Sourcing a range of  Vintage Inspired bought in products from a number of global suppliers

• Coordinating the multi product offering across vintage, in house label and bought in product

• Managing the full buying process for all stocked bought in product

• Ensuring in-season activity delivers planned sales and stock targets

• Weekly reporting to explain performance, identify issues and trends

• Interpreting results and providing sound recommendations to executive team to protect/maximize profit

• Creating sales and markdown plans

• Performance analysis across different stores to ensure correct product and line mix is achieved

• Working closely with distribution teams to manage stock mix

• Delivering on business KPIs

• Recruiting, motivating, leading and developing a team in line with the growth of the business

• Liaising regularly with suppliers to ensure deliveries are on time and in line with company requirements

• Delivering the seasonal planning, in-season stock management and open to buy processes through effective WSSI control

• Controlling the OTB (WSSI) review process

• Full responsibility for the departmental P&L

• Coordinating multiple lines across multiple channels ensure all lines are within brand

• Close working relationship with the Head of Global Production

 

The Ideal Candidate: 

Educated to degree level or equivalent you will currently be operating in a position of Head/Manager of Merchandising with a strong track record of sales and profit growth. An accomplished manager with 3-5 years of experience you will be able to demonstrate excellent people management skills gained at a senior level for a leading retailer. It is essential you have a strong knowledge and experience of planning and forecasting tools and are able to work well under pressure in a fast paced retail head office environment.

 

If you are interested in the position, please send your CV and a covering letter, plus your salary expectations to careers@beyondretro.com