Senior Fashion Merchandiser - Armada Retail Concept

Date Posted: 28-Jul-2019
Country: Kuwait
Job ID: 45268

Involve in Buying ( Fashion, Hijabs and Cosmetics )
 Work with the Head of E-commerce to plan the global buying strategy for the website, Fashion, Accessories Cosmetics & Hijabs categories for both Women's & Kids.
 Lead the selection of the category and product matrix based on the OTB budget.
 Achieve budgeted sales, OTB and sell through targets
 Prepare and present the e-commerce buy debrief presentation back to the business.
 Lead the briefing of the buy to the product visual team to guide styling for the photo-shoots.
 Analyze performance on business goals and implement plans to improve selling results
 Provide assistance, guidance and direction regarding sales patterns and future purchasing philosophies and parameters.
 Monitor and analyze sales (by item, style, category), margin and profit reports.
Manage timing/flow of product, based on seasonal plans.
 Create, communicate & manage to strict timelines for new and existing buys.
 Handle the margins and pricing process for all categories.
 Balance product, trend, and fashion with our customer’s needs in mind.
 Finding and building relationships with current suppliers and seeking new vendors.
 Negotiating product costs and terms, and identifying and recommending new products and trends with the suppliers.
 Drive sales, conversion, margin, inventory turn and other web KPIs.
 Create and execute category and SKU-based assortment and merchandising plans.
 Assisting the maintenance of each seasons range plan spreadsheet, chasing missing information as required.
 Market research and competitive shopping as directed by the buyer
 Admin support to help with the general running of the Buying department as necessary
 Selecting new collection based on each season and reviewing the old.
 Enter all details of the selected collections on SAP system.

Merchandising & Stock Management
 Work with the Online Team Leader who is responsible of the catalogue management (descriptions, translations, prices) & product order on the web site.
 Complete weekly, monthly & seasonal sales and stock analysis and identifying product opportunities and business challenges.
 Follow product performance throughout the season to understand global trend lines and build a strong understanding of the customer profile in our top markets
 Manage quality checks and end of season returns.
 Produce seasonal and ad hoc analysis where necessary.
 Manage Daily and Weekly replenishment of basic stock items.
 Work with Visual team on merchandise mix in website and mobile app to best convey Armada’s Concept/ image.
 Prepare action plan for weekly sales overview, best and worst sellers, sell through, returns analysis and provide recommendations for moving slower stock.
 Prepare seasonal product analysis from attributing product (e.g. shape, color etc) to analyzing the sales figures, sizing analysis and lessons learnt for the merchandiser, buyer & designers
 Check with the warehouse team regarding the shipment of product
 Check and filing all sample and courier invoices
 Liaise with Accounts Dept to ensure sample invoices are paid
 Keep a record of sample invoice amounts as directed by the Buyer / Accounts department.

Online Access
 Coordinate with Retail Operations Manager to provide product knowledge information and display guidelines for the products in the website.
 Ad hoc web assistance to keep the website updated; changing item layouts, hiding out of stock items and attributing.
 Experience of E-commerce merchandising best practice, with an understanding of user behavior
 Understanding of E-commerce fulfilment process and how to achieve cost effective business solutions while maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction Any other task within the business’ need.Job Details

Posted Date: 2019-07-29
Job Location: Al Kuwait, Kuwait
Job Role: Beauty and Fashion
Company Industry: Fashion Design
Preferred Candidate
Career Level: Mid Career

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