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Merchandiser - Maternity Cover

Listing ID: 998126

Merchandiser - Maternity Cover

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Long Tall Sally
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Salary: Competitive
Reporting To: Merchandising Director
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 5 days
About: At Long Tall Sally we don't just sell clothes for tall women. We champion tall women. Everything we do is dedicated to making tall women look - and feel - fabulous.

Long Tall Sally (LTS) is the world's largest fashion retailer for tall women. Our ongoing mission is to be the first choice in tall women’s fashion worldwide. All our clothing is designed in house, carefully proportioned to flatter tall women.

Based in a stunning office space in buzzing Aldgate East, the head office of LTS is the creative hub of the brand where fashion design, buying selections, fit sessions and branding decisions are made.

LTS is a dynamic company that has seen significant international growth over the last 5 years and we continue to expand into new markets. We are an omni-channel retailer, taking orders online, through our call centre and our London flagship store. The success we have achieved to date is through the quality of our people, their dedication and passion.

Role Overview:

We are looking for a Merchandiser to join the team as a maternity cover for 9-12 months. Reporting to the Merchandising Director, and managing a small team, the merchandiser will be leading four important categories; footwear, leisurewear, nightwear and accessories.

  • Responsible for own area of business reporting to Merchandising Director.
  • Financial product planning for own area.
  • Assists with detailed category planning.
  • Responsibility for maximising sales margin (with buying) for own area.
  • Allocation planning for own area to achieve sales targets.
  • Management of distribution of own area to stores.
  • Management of sales potential and maximising full price sell through replenishment and transfers / consolidations for own area.
  • Responsible analysing sales and suggesting repeat styles.
  • Responsible for markdown / clearance strategy to minimise terminal stock or own area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works with Design and Buying to understand trends and areas of growth / decline for the season.
  • Produces the financial product plan and detailed line plans for own area. Signs off with Merchandising Director.
  • Produces added value analysis to validate the above and to support decision making in key meetings.
  • Work alongside Buying and Merchandising Director as a key contributor to the building of the range through discussion and in meetings.
  • Works on range segmentation (cash drivers / images pieces / basics) with Merchandise Director and buying teams.  Ensures range is balanced and in line with plan.
  • Challenges range balance / duplication in range through knowledge of the market and analysis.
  • Ensures that stock is allocated in line with plan and that sales are maximised through correct replenishment, transfers and consolidations for own area. 
  • Has on-going focus on maximising full price sell through and minimising terminal stock.
  • Analyse sales/stock/markdown/margin performance weekly down to line level and react accordingly
  • Maximises sales opportunities through repeats / consolidations of stock etc.
  • Produces ad hoc analysis as required by CPO and Merchandise Director
  • Is responsible for day-to-day management of the direct reports and is a key member of the merchandising team.

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