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Merchandiser - Menswear International & Joint Venture

Location: Camden
Company: Ted Baker
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Ted’s Guide to what the Merchandiser does around here…

Ted’s Mission Statement
Our Mission is to build a successful company through the creation of a leading designer brand. By conducting ourselves in an efficient and courteous manner and by maintaining Ted’s high standards and integrity, we pride ourselves in always being in a position to satisfy the needs of our customer. In order to protect the ethos and persona for which we have gained an enviable reputation, we always ask ourselves the question: **‘Would Ted do it that way?’

Where does this role fit within Ted's Team?
This role is part of the International Licensee team, and will manage the Menswear International Licensee & Joint Venture business. Reporting into the Merchandise Manager, the Merchandiser works in a team that consists of a Junior Merchandiser, Assistant Merchandiser and Allocator.

  • Main responsibilities

  • Plan across Total Menswear, working within parameters set within top-line initial planning, focusing on all KPI's to deliver profit expectations.

  • In season trading to ensure that all categories are performing at optimum levels, constantly monitoring intake, territorial OTB position, & terminal stock across the department. Making Merchandise Manager aware of any upside or risk to sales.

  • Working closely with the Buying & Design teams providing option and range plans that deliver commercial, balanced ranges across all sub-brands, ensuring all areas of Ted are protected whilst maintaining innovation.

  • Building and developing Partner relationships to ensure the success of Ted in each individual territory.

  • Driving lessons learned, season analysis and strategy meetings prior to pre-season planning.

  • Managing & driving the critical path to ensure all deadlines are met.



The Job in more detail
Trading

  • In season trading at category and territory/store level.

  • Working closely with Partners to understand trading factors. Develop strategy and actions to drive sales.


Planning

  • Pull together lessons learnt & seasonal performance analysis.

  • Planning at topline across sales, options and recodes which will be signed off by Merchandise Manager.

  • Work closely with Merchandise Manager & Partners to agree sales plans and budget plans for each season.


Product sign off

  • Agreeing a balanced range with the buying team and ensuring all stores in each grading have a strong offer. Review profiling of each store to ensure meeting each individual territory needs.

  • Present back to Directors seasonal performance analysis & lessons learnt.


Quantities

  • Managing the spend effectively, planning quantities, width vs depth of buy, ranging and planned FP sell through.


Re-forecasting and OTB Management

  • Every 4 weeks, review territorial spend position and highlight any risks and opportunities.

  • Every 4 weeks, reviewing MW performance with Merchandise Manager. Agree strategy & actions which the team will work to, re-forecasting categories, managing any risk, and potential over-performing areas of the business.


Tools of the Trade…

  • Good Management Skills

  • Excellent Communicator

  • Strong decision-maker

  • Understanding of AX

  • Understanding of BI

  • Strong Excel Skills

  • Strong presenting skills

  • Numerical

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Organised


Ted’s Values…

  • Authentic - We have the freedom to be our ‘best self’, being true to ourselves and others

  • Kind - We try to do the right thing: for each other, our communities, our planet and for Ted

  • Curious - We are hungry to explore, innovate and think differently

  • Courageous - We have the confidence to be brave, have fun and discover the unexpected

  • Inclusive - We embrace and respect individuality and celebrate difference & diversity


Ted Baker is committed to equal opportunities and embraces diversity, understanding the needs and benefits of a balanced, inclusive workforce. We do not tolerate any harassment or discrimination towards any of our candidates or employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

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