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  • Senior Merchandiser

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + bonus + benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 25-Feb-2020
  • Job reference: 24897

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers. That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

The Role we are recruiting for is a Senior Merchandiser. Your main responsibilities will be:

  • To support the Head of Merchandising in delivering all the business Merchandising requirements within agreed timelines through the efficient management of direct reports within the Merchandising team structure & its overall workload

  • To see that the most effective / profitable use is made of available retail space by working cross functionally with internal / external departments / suppliers and direct reports to create / oversee the development of accurate, safe and practical Planograms

  • To manage the personal & technical / visual space planning skill development of direct reports 

What are we looking for?

  • 'A' level standard of education in a design orientated subject

  • Minimum of GCSE standard in English and Maths

  • 3 years of operational experience with a multi-site retailer

  • Good working knowledge of modern space planning/merchandising software packages (Intactix CKB, Space Planning, Floor Planning)

  • Basic knowledge of the CAD planning software package

  • Very good sense of spatial awareness & visual 3D observational skills

  • Good competency with spreadsheet and database software packages – ability to import and export data into other software packages

  • Ability to communicate well with colleagues at all levels, and present ideas and proposals to cross functional groups, with the ability to influence peers

  • Good understanding of the dynamics of Wickes product categories

  • Good working knowledge of practical merchandising and promotional techniques, with an understanding of consumer shopping behaviour

  • Ability to manage, coach and motivate colleagues. Proven experience of running a team.

  • Flexibility to work with 'change', and use it to drive the business forward

  • High quality planning and organisational skills

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