Established Merchandiser (Topshop), Colegrave House, 70 Berners Street

Who We Are

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.

Our Global Vision is to be the world’s fashion authority. Endorsed by opinion formers and accessible to everyone, we are an authentic British Brand with world class standards. A fashion-insider that constantly innovates through its brave and irreverent approach, providing fashion leadership to style-minded individuals.

A role at TOPSHOP promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment. We are a Global, Multi-Channel Business where the key to our success is our people, and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a really fantastic opportunity for the right person!

The Job

As Established Merchandiser you will be responsible for overseeing one of our industry leading Merchandising teams. Working closely with the Buyer, International 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
  • Developing and managing department and category plans in line with overall financial objectives
  • Responsible for creating option plan by department, climate and category; liaising with Heads of International 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
  • Communicating issues and proposed actions from phasing & delivering intake to territory teams & HOM
  • Setting budgets, forecasting and management of OTB for all areas
  • Owning global line detail by department
  • 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
  • Managing and developing a high performing team
  • Balancing workload across the team on a day-to-day basis

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

  • We finish at 3pm on Fridays all year round!
  • A day off on your Birthday so it is all about you
  • Flexible working hours to manage your work-life balance
  • 25% staff discount & 3 enhanced discount weeks in the year across all Arcadia brands.
  • A day off at Christmas to get on top of the shopping
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Exclusive access to regular sample sales just for our employees