Merchandisers are integral to the success of ASOS.com. Buying is an imperfect science and the Merchandising team are there to aid the difficult decision-making process, whilst ensuring maximum profitability and relevancy for the ASOS customer, globally.
Merchandisers are responsible for strategically driving the business through effective planning, range building and trading, working collaboratively with Buying, Sourcing, Design, Technical, Global Commerce and Marketing teams to achieve commercially successful outcomes for the department and wider business. We are currently looking for an experienced Merchandiser / Senior Merchandiser to join our Menswear team with opportunities across Branded and Own Buy departments.
What you’ll be doing…
Working to deliver the planned sales and profitability of your department through effective planning and in-season trading
Regularly analysing department performance to maximise commercial opportunities
Working alongside your Buyer to ensure a commercial range is offered to the customer whilst ensuring both ASOS’ and the Department strategy are adhered to, taking into account OTB, Options, price, ALB and global requirements
Through strategic planning and trading of the department, managing the intake and OTB to deliver the stock requirements of the business
Developing and building strong relationships with suppliers
Providing an appropriate level of data analysis and insights that can be shared with relevant teams to aid decision making and gain buy in for ideas
Regularly meeting suppliers and brands for the department to ensure that key messages and movements in forecast are communicated clearly.
Working collaboratively with supply base to innovate solutions and processes within production planning and critical path management
Constantly seeking opportunities to maximise both intake and profit margin against plan
Developing short term and long term department strategies with the Buyer to maximise department profit.
Driving, adapting and adjusting department strategy in season based on trade performance
Resolving issues that may arise and working collaboratively with Buying and other relevant teams to come up with effective solutions
Reviews KPIs regularly to ensure that the BTA is realistic, highlighting changes to team and management.
Demonstrating a global mindset, discussing and sharing opportunities and risks with other depts to influence global strategy and drive divisional performance
Seeking opportunities to improve ways of working and systems use to trade more effectively globally, sharing knowledge with the team
Managing and developing a high-performing team of AMs and MAs through regular 1:1s, honest and constructive feedback. Providing an environment which encourages all team members to provide ideas and suggestions.
We’d love to meet, someone who…
Has a proven track record in Merchandising within a fast-paced and rapidly changing global Retailer
Demonstrates the ability to drive the success of a department through creative and commercial thinking
Demonstrates the ability to gain buy in from the team and management to potentialize opportunities
Embraces and champions the benefits of change within the wider team
Can confidently present the department performance and strategy to the team and management
Shows a great understanding of the ASOS customer and customer segmentation and reflects this in decision making
Demonstrates a commercial and analytical mindset, using data and insights to leverage opportunities that successfully contribute to the department and wider ASOS strategy
Uses relevant market insights to aid decision making and achieve the best outcome for the business
Shows strong awareness of current trends, Retail market conditions and opportunities within a Global context
Builds great relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers
Has an effective and inclusive management style, role modelling positive behaviours and providing the team with clear direction and development
Has strong systems skills, including advanced Excel and relevant trading systems.
What's in it for you?
Competitive salary, bonus and pension matching
Life insurance, free private medical care, cycle to work scheme + more
A bespoke flexible benefits scheme catered to you
Best in class Learning & Development schemes and career development programmes
25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again!
Free modern onsite gym, plus personal training and wellness rooms
A dynamic social environment, from company-wide sports days, charity days, ‘Give A Week Away’ opportunities to visit our charity partners in India & company-wide celebrations to name just a few
Huge staff discounts and sample sales