Merchandiser, Womenswear

Location: W5 1DR

Hours of Work: Mon - Fri 9.30 - 5.30

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Merchandiser, Womenswear

Our people make all the difference.

 

WHAT YOU DO MATTERS…

Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.

 

WE’RE GOING PLACES….

With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

 

We are always on the lookout for Merchandisers who are looking to join our Menswear, Womenswear or Childrenswear Team. Our Merchandisers are at the heart of our business and at River Island you would be working as part of a leading merchandising team in a fast, dynamic, diverse and exciting environment. Working closely with our Buyers and Designers you will be an integral part of our team responsible for trading the current range to maximise profit and minimise mark downs.

Key duties will include:-

  • Manage the key profit drivers, sales, margins, mark-down and stock turnover to maximise profitability.
  • Identify risks and opportunities and incorporate these into the planning and trading process to maximise profit
  • Manage the department’s reaction to ‘Open to Buy’, manage risk and maximise our best sellers.
  • Constantly monitor and review store & channel performance in order to maximise profit
  • Working with your team to understand previous season performance and using ‘lessons learnt’ to help formulate the future seasons strategies
  • Construct and plan the optimum range for the target market by balancing price architecture, fashion/risk, colour, size and mixes throughout the stores
  • Demonstrate good critical path management.
  • Managing the supply chain and sourcing strategy.
  • Inspire, manage and develop your team, overseeing and delegating their workload and career progression

WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for!

  • Already at Merchandiser level with sound management skills, ideally from a fashion background
  • Experience Merchandising Mens or Womens, clothing, footwear or accessories
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Highly numerate and analytical with an emphasis on attention to detail
  • Strong range planning and trading experience
  • A methodical/logical approach to work and the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well in a team
  • Experience of Managing, coaching and developing a team

IT NEVER GETS BORING…

If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.

 

WE LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER…and in doing so, we provide great benefits for our employees:

  • 50% Staff Discount
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Competitive holidays plus bank holidays
  • Season ticket loan
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Discounted on-site gym membership
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Staff Shop
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free onsite parking

 

 

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