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Merchandise Planner - Audio & Visual


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.Merchandise Planner - Audio & Visual

Accrington, Lancashire

Salary - Competitive + Benefits

Permanent Role

About the Opportunity

Now part of the Fraser Group, Studio Retail Ltd are one of the largest online value retailers in the UK, providing a personal shopping service to over 1.9 million customers each year through our award-winning App. And studio.co.uk and ace.co.uk websites.

Our product range is huge, with over 60,000 different products covering clothing & footwear, electrical, household, textile, bedding, furniture, nursery products, gifts and greeting cards.

We employ over 1500 colleagues in a wide variety of roles, many of whom have seen their careers grow with us. Our colleagues say they work here because of our people and customers, and we offer everyone the opportunity to develop and progress.

Our customers are at the heart of everything that we do. We re currently undertaking a digital transformation program that will deliver the best service to our customers and our colleagues, to make us the leading online value retailer in the UK.

As Merchandise Planner you will be:

Creating and implementing the category merchandising plan that meets the commercial performance requirements.
Providing accurate information to inform and challenge the Buyer s decisions, using the category management tools, on purchasing/stock management/trading of the category product range.
Leading and Managing the Junior Merchandise Planner and Merchandise Assistant to fulfil their potential.
Managing the operational stock position for the relevant product range.
Identifying, building and maintaining key internal and external stakeholder relationships to deliver the right stock cover at all times for the category product range.

Who are we looking for?

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual, keen to join a business going through significant transformation. As Merchandise Planner you will have:

Recent and proven track record of delivery consistent results/outcomes as a Merchandiser.
Team working and good communication skills.
People skills and coaching.
Knowledge of the retail sector.
Experience of working in a digital and/or publications business.
Recent experience of developing supplier relationships within their category product arena.
Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.
Sound commercial and numerical skills including detailed analysis.
Data savvy.
Ability to translate complex data.
Good stakeholder management skills.
Ability to influence peer groups.

Why Studio Retail?

We have many experienced colleagues who ll tell you they love working at Studio because of the people and the opportunities to develop. It s a fast-paced environment and the offices have a friendly and informal feel to them, no suits required to do a great job here!

Through the pandemic we have adopted home working, where possible but expect to return to a hybrid model as soon as is practical and safe. It is key, therefore, that you can get to and from our offices in Accrington and are happy to commute, should requirements ever necessitate.

We offer a great benefits package including flexible working hours and free parking and would love to hear from you if you think we could be the right company for you.

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