MERCHANDISING MANAGER

· Selecting and developing profitable new product lines.

· Managing relationship with suppliers and negotiating the reductions of goods sold cost.

· Overall effectiveness of supply chain and cost management.

· Leading and developing marketing plans.

· Keep abreast of the current market trends, customer requirements and competitor activity to identify market opportunities.

· Conducting range reviews and undertaking continuous improvement of the product offer through effective range analysis.

· Creating effective relationships with outlet staff through regular telephone communication and visits.

· Retail buying experience with relevant product category.

· Account management skills and experience of working with large branded suppliers.

· Strong negotiation skills and experience of negotiating income and promotional support from Suppliers.

· Understanding of Profit and Loss management.

· Engaging and influential communication.

· Exceptional analytical skills and ability to use data to drive business decisions.