Senior Merchandiser

Senior Merchandiser Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Merchandiser to join our team.


  • Measure and analyse all commercial decisions within the merchandising function, ensuring that any learning translates into commercial success;
  • Create and nurture a symbiotic working relationship with counter-parts in our Buying Team;
  • Liaising with external suppliers and the Trading team;
  • Ensuring KPIs are achieved and costs are in line with budget & Supply Chain plans;
  • Develop and agree plans in partnership with the Buyer that achieve sales and profit targets and implement the agreed departmental strategy;
  • Forecasting sales and stock and identifying risks and opportunities through use of WSSI and Line Cards;
  • Evaluate market and customer information together with historical data and forward trends to develop the department’s phased plans;
  • Producing category sales and margin forecasts;
  • Analyse suppliers’ delivery performance and, in conjunction with the Buyer, take appropriate actions;
  • The delivery of effective stock management and management of the team resources;
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers;
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets, sales and profit targets;
  • Quantification of ‘Open to buy’ with phased commitment to increase flexibility throughout the season;
  • Improving stock turnover for the whole category;
  • Proposing and agreeing OTB.


  • Comfortable working at pace and with ambiguity;
  • You have a number of commercial successes to hang your hat on;
  • You’re an entrepreneur at heart and see opportunities where others do not;
  • Exceptional planning and organisation skills;
  • Highly numerate and data driven;
  • Previous experience in licensing would be an advantage;
  • Ability to work under pressure & cope with tight deadlines;
  • Proactive approach;
  • Highly Organised;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ensuring a smooth handover between departments.