Vacancy details

Head office - London, United Kingdom

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Delivers sales, profit, and Category KPIs through optimising availability, controlling inventory, and delivering an assortment in line with strategy 

Core Competencies & Responsibilities:

  1. Planning
  • Drives the seasonal strategy ensuring Category KPIs are in line with the brand strategy
  • Uses analysis to quantify risks and opportunities.
  • Plans and buys a balanced range in line with budget, agreed architecture; phased, and meeting channel/region requirements
  • Plans buys in line with promotional events, maximising opportunities
  • Communicates seasonal plans for agreement at range sign offs
  1. Trading
  • Actively trades Category in order to maximise sales, profit and achieve optimum availability throughout the season, identifying promotional and channel/regional requirements
  • Considers product pricing opportunities and ensures decisions reflect KPIs.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Category WSSI, communicating forecasts, risks and additional requirements
  • Identifies and communicates OTB requirements
  • Manages seasonal recode and terminal stock sign off process
  1. Managing Supply Chain & Critical Path
  • Works closely and effectively with Buying and suppliers to ensure key critical path milestones are hit, achieving seasonal and promotional event launches
  • Phases intake in line with production requirement, considering impact on supply chain and regions
  1. Manages Self and Others
  • Leads by example, is a role model within Merchandising and MW team
  • Develops, coaches and supports team members to fulfil their potential
  1. Effective Communication
  • Communicates accurately and clearly with the relevant amount of information.
  • Develops effective relationships with key stakeholders

Performance Indicators

  • Achievement of Category KPIs
  • Develops both self and team members
  • Accuracy of information/analysis provided
  • Timely provision of figures to business
  • On-time launch availability and continuity availability measures
  • Achieves to critical path milestones
  • Margin
  • Performance of promotions
  • Terminal and Old stock management

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Systems/planning tools – ideally WSSI, reporting systems, range plans Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of shop operations / retail experience / web operations
  • Acts professionally at all times

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Holiday allowance
  • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
  • Pension scheme

In 1997, we launched Mountain Warehouse to make the outdoors accessible to everyone by offering value for money product and exemplary customer service.
The outdoor industry had become very jargon heavy and we wanted to create a brand that would cater to our mothers and our neighbour’s kids as well as seasoned professionals who understood the technology.
Our expansion since then has seen the brand grow and the product evolve, but the small family business that makes MW special has remained. Great product is at the heart of everything we do.
As we expand internationally we employ a team of dedicated diverse people to offer our valued customers the best possible experience when visiting our stores, shopping online and putting our range through its paces.
Welcome to our journey.