Ecommerce Merchandiser, Maternity Cover

Location: Hanger Lane

Hours of Work: 9.30-5.30

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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.

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.

Our Merchandisers are at the heart of our business and we see them as our future Merchandising Managers! We have fantastic opportunities across the business to join our growing team, specifically across our fast growing Ecommerce team!
 

This role is perfect for a Merchandiser seeking to gain new experience, who is ambitious and loves working in a busy environment where everyday something different can happen. 

Reporting in to a Merchandising Manager and working very closely with core B&M teams, Ecommerce is a fast growing market and this is great exposure for a core Merchandiser wanting to broaden their knowledge of Merchandising as well as looking to enhance their skill set. 

Key duties will include:-

• Responsible for the collation of online departmental strategy with key focus on how to achieve growth, maximise profit 
• Share web intelligence & understand in greater detail the overall department strategy 
• Work alongside core teams to deliver web options 
• Be prepared to negotiate back to core teams on web exclusive requirements 
• Ensure minutes are kept for all key business meetings 
• Ensure trading calendar is always up to date - key peaks in departmental trade and global promotional activity
• Responsible for the key messages being called out on homepages, landing pages and emails 
• Accountable for visual representation on product categories you are responsible for 
• Encourage the team to be customer and business focused on all decisions they have to make 
• Awareness of competitor proposition - activity and ranges 

 

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


• Numerate & analytical with an emphasis on attention to detail 

• Currently at Merchandiser level within a high volume fast paced fashion environment

• Demonstrate a clear understanding of both merchandising (ie cover, margin %, £SP) and digital KPIs (Conversion rate, traffic, Ave order Value, Unit per Order) 
• High level of proficiency in excel 
• Strength in clear and confident communication across all levels of the business 
• Team worker - able to work cross divisionally and delegate effectively 
• Demonstrate a can do attitude in an approachable manner 
• Demonstrate a passion for both product and digital channel  
• Use initiative and drive own development through the CDP process. 
• Constantly review ways of working, challenging what we do and the value it add and raise any new ideas 

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.

You will be working with industry experts who are passionate about our brand and really know their stuff. They are focused on ensuring they deliver this knowledge to their team to support with their development with the business. What better way to learn and develop your career than alongside someone who has been there and done it themselves!

Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers’ needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.

It’s not all work and no play here either…we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from Summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events!

At River Island we are committed to the safeguarding of all of our employees regardless of age or job role. We will fulfil our obligation under the Prevent duty which seeks to stop extremism and extremist views from materialising in our business. We promote and encourage the belief in British Values- including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. To find out more, please visit www.gov.uk

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