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Merchandiser (Belfast)(up to 40k)

Job Description

VANRATH have partnered with one of the fastest growing furniture stores that has branches all over Ireland and the UK. The organisation is looking to recruit a Merchandiser.

The successful candidate will work from the Belfast office.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any Retail Merchandising experienced individual to join a large company that offers many routes for progression.


£30,000 - £40,000 (Dependant on experience)


38 hours per week


  • Support the Commercial Manager to develop and execute a product strategy which will deliver against budgeted sales, margin, net profit and working capital targets
  • Future sales and range planning as well as communicating closely with suppliers in line with the trading plan
  • Coordination and maintenance of product data, prices and promotions and in doing so support and help to create world class, high quality inspirational product ranges
  • Manage terminal stock sell through and promotional markdown to protect profitability and delivery of margin targets
  • Manage and develop a rolling 12 month trading calendar, price file management ensuring pricing decisions meets OFT regulatory commitments
  • Review and analyse range plans to reflect changing trends, new product development and customer insight
  • Maintain integrity of range plans to support a logical range architecture through a one-in-one-out change process
  • Perform sales, profit and gap analysis to support buying decision making and optimal utilisation of space
  • Manage the critical path from product ordering to store delivery to ensure stock is delivered as planned
  • Develop key Supplier relationships and processes.
  • Provide accurate reporting on supplier performance
  • Working with Supply Chain / Retail create a deliverable capacity plan and retail execution brief
  • Responsible for daily / weekly analysis of figures
  • New line, Item Card and Hierarchy set up and accuracy
  • Retail and Cost price file maintenance and accuracy
  • Understanding customer needs, market trends, competitor activity and influence change where relevant.
  • Develop and source a high quality and inspirational product range which will deliver against budgeted sales, margin, net profit and working capital targets
  • Ensure activities meet and comply with organisational and legal requirements for Health and Safety and general care
  • Support trading and operations on ecommerce platforms.

This list is not extensive, and you will be expected to fulfil additional responsibilities as per business requirements.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in a sales led environment.
  • Proven Merchandise experience gained in a fast paced environment, ideally within Retail
  • Ability and confidence to build relationships across all levels of the business and ability to demonstrate effective influencing skills
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office suite
  • Proven experience in Financial modelling / Ability to analyse data efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to use data to adapt commercial plans and exploit opportunities to and/or mitigate risk
  • KPI / results driven
  • Commercially focused / high attention to detail

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Sales/Business Support job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Conor Groves in the strictest confidence.

Established in 2000, VANRATH has become a market leader in Northern Ireland. This success is a direct result of our dedication to confidentiality, professionalism and the wealth of knowledge held by our Senior Consultants. VANRATH has a demonstrable track record in pairing the best local talent with leading local businesses.

VANRATH recruits across a diverse range of sectors including:

  • Accountancy & Finance

  • Built Environment

  • Engineering & Manufacturing

  • HR

  • Information Technology

  • Public Sector

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Science

  • Supply Chain and Procurement

We recognise that making a career change can be a huge step. We will support you through every step of the recruitment process, from an initial discussion of your goals and aspirations, to the security of your new position.