Established Merchandiser - TOPSHOP

Working Here

Topshop is a dynamic retailer that champions the new and next of fashion, style and culture. Design-driven, fashion-obsessed and endorsed by influencers worldwide, Topshop bridges the high and low of the fashion world, and is accessible to all style-minded individuals.

The Job

As Established Merchandiser you will be responsible for overseeing one of our industry leading Merchandising teams. Working closely with the Buyer, Territory Teams, Digital, you will be responsible for the strategy, planning and trading of your product area globally across channels. Responsible for maximising profit and minimising markdown, through sales planning, range building, forecasting, reviewing and balancing stock and developing strategic promotions.

Day To Day

  • With the Buyer, responsible for setting Department Strategy in line with Global Brand
  • Responsible for planning future ranges, considering past, present and future trends
  • Responsible for creating option plan by department, climate and category; liaising with Heads of Territory and Digital as appropriate
  • Regular review of department performance with territory teams to maximise current commercial opportunities and to identify key learns to optimise profit on the next season range.
  • Formulating range strategy for department and building commercially viable climate range plans in collaboration with Buying and Design team.
  • Taking climate and global event insight e.g. product calendar, market events, sale periods, peak trading and using this information to inform range plan and product trading; ensuring insight is shared with buying
  • Leading the team, ensuring there is a balanced and correctly phased range at all times. 
  • Managing department WSSI’s. Reacting to performance, managing risk and potentialising bestsellers; informing HOM of key opportunities and risks
  • Owning mark-down strategy for department
  • Setting budgets, forecasting and management of OTB for all areas
  • Developing and building strong relationships in the brand and other business functions
  • Undertake Branch visits and Skye calls; sharing and monitoring outcome of actions with Branch Merchandising
  • Being the single point of contact for the department and an area of expertise for Senior Management

 

Must Haves

 

  • An excellent communicator, able to build strong relationships with territory teams and buyers
  • Excellent commercial awareness and a proven ability to drive profit.
  • Commercially astute and confident decision maker with the ability to communicate across all levels.
  • A thorough understanding of product are across markets and channels
  • Ability to interpret information and draw insight from territory teams
  • In depth experience in range planning.
  • Established track record of managing the supply chain.
  • Product focused with a strong interest and passion for the fashion industry. 

Added Extras

The Exciting Part

  • Early finish Fridays during Summer!
  • 25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
  • Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
  • Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
  • Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
  • Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
  • Events to support our diverse range of charities

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted